You may feel like you have little influence over whether your remodeling project stays on budget and hits the finish line on time, but the scope of your project and the specific materials are up to you as well as what professionals you hire. The key to keeping a project on budget and on schedule is nailing down the details before ground breaks.  Work with pros to make sure your renovation hopes and dollars line up – make sure you have a rapport with the professional, sit down with them to learn whether they listen and whether they are good communicators… more on Houzz here