Itâ€™s one of the unwritten rules of remodeling that a project will always cost more and take longer than expected. But just because this is the norm, you donâ€™t have to take it as a given. With the right combination of planning, discipline and smart shopping, your renovation can end on budget and ahead of schedule. Hereâ€™s how to get there:
Stick to the plan. Itâ€™s often said that the four most expensive words in home remodeling are â€śwhile weâ€™re at it.â€ť If youâ€™re intent on sticking to the budget, you must resist the urge to change the design plan after the work is under way.