Don’t be blindsided by costs. Do plan and stick to a budget.

This is often one of the most difficult aspects of the planning process. It’s also one of the most important. Going into a remodel without a clear budget guarantees that you will spend more than you want to, or are comfortable with. Try HomeAdvisor’s Cost Guide to help you get a better idea of how much you can expect your remodel to cost. Having your budget nailed down before you meet with contractors will ensure you’re able to accurately compare quotes.