Once you go on the adventure and take on renewing your home you will need some patience, time, lots of that and the best you do is first start by planning everything.Don’t do as I did I just put it in my mind and expend tons of beautiful days where I could be doing something more enjoyable in the stores looking at materials, if you are a person that loves shopping and browsing you are good but even in that case you will get confused with all the options and prices in the hardware stores.
First decide what you want, check all websites. My favorite is Houzz. They have all the styles in decoration and renovation with pictures and materials tagged on the pictures that will make your life easier. Once you have the materials, browse for prices once again first online that way when you go to the stores you know exactly what you are looking for and the salesperson can help you find and offer you similar products probably with better prices.
Basically what I recommend is search everything online first make a plan and follow it , do the same for the labor call different companies have them come to your house and once all is decided just schedule and hopefully everything will go smoothly for you