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How To Set a Budget Before You Break Ground on Your New Home Renovation

Before you swoon over marble countertops, before you decide on your hex tile bathroom flooring. Before you even pick a paint color…


We hope we’re not giving you news you’ve never heard, but renovations can be pricey. And complicated and messy. It is also most likely that you will hit some walls (quite literally) that could pose problems with your remodel.

We’re not trying to scare you away from a home renovation. We just have your best interest in mind and, trust us, we’ve seen it all. You can avoid many pitfalls in a new home project by simply setting a realistic budget before you break ground.

So, where do you start? Here are a few guidelines to consider.

Set up a FREE consultation with our Design Team

What are your needs? What are your wants? How can the design on your vision board become reality? And, most importantly, how much is it all going to cost?

We’ll help you take that plan off of Pinterest and into reality. There is no better start to a renovation than talking with an expert and understanding what the project you envision will look like, feel like and cost.  

Set a ceiling lower than your actual budget.

For instance, if your actual budget is $100,000, cap it at $70,000. This gives you room for any unexpected surprises and if, by the end of the project, you are still under budget, you can splurge on some of those fancier bells and whistles you were debating on.

Skimping and Squandering

Are you dead set on those marble countertops? Well, they’re going to cost you. Have you considered quartz, granite or other options?

On the opposite end of the spectrum, it’s probably best to hire a professional electrician instead of bringing in your friend’s cousin who rewired his RV and thinks he can figure out a house.

There are so many places where you can save on expenses and just as many places where you absolutely get what you pay for. We can help you navigate the fine lines between aesthetics, expertise and quality.

We want you to have the home of your dreams, without it becoming the project of financial nightmares. We can help you to set yourself up for a well-planned and well-made renovation (with breathing room for unforeseen surprises) by starting with a detailed and outlined budget.

As always, we’re here for you. Happy remodeling!