Getting ready to remodel your New Jersey home's kitchen? Team Nest Builder shares these top 4 tips for maintaining your sanity (and budget)!

Expect the Unexpected

Even the best-laid plans go awry during a kitchen remodel--be prepared!  Add a 10% cushion to your finanical plan for problems that may arise. In case something happens, this could save your time and budget.

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Make A Plan and Stick To It

Project costs tend to skyrocket when remodelers stray from the end goal.  HomeAdvisor home expert Dan CiClerico says, “As I like to say, ‘while we’re at it’ are the four most expensive words on any renovation project.”

Stay Connected

Stay in frequent contact with your designer and visit the job site regularly to confirm renovations are moving along as they should and staying aligned with your design vision.

Aim for Quality

Cheaper is rarely better.  An estimate that seems too good to be true most likely is.  “The contractor is going to have to make those costs up somewhere, and chances are it will be with shoddy materials or cheap, inexperienced labor,” says DiClerico.

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Source:  Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, Summer 2018