Remodeling is an exciting time for homeowners. Unfortunately the reality of managing expenses and budgeting funds responsibly can take a lot out of the experience. Setting a budget for your patio makeover before you start can help take a lot of the stress out of the process. It just takes research for finding the answers to your biggest questions. With the wealth of information available online, and the ability to contact professionals through remodeling forums and social media, the power to find answers is at your fingertips.
Stamped concrete is a cost saving alternative to paving stones. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)
When setting a budget for a patio remodel, it is important to do plenty of research. Look for similar projects in your area that can give you an idea of what to expect. Focus on the big picture first because details can be incorporated later, such as lighting, landscaping, and patio furniture. You may not be able to afford everything you want initially, so consider putting things aside until you can. Types of materials have a huge impact on remodeling budgets. Make sure you know the types of materials you plan to use so they can be budgeted for accordingly.