The following is a excerpt from a Houzz Article by Erin Carlyle. Erin writes about how your decisions in the design process with materials affect the overall budget of your remodeling project and how making the wrong decisions can boost the cost of your project far beyond what you’re looking to spend. It’s these type of things that we at Borchert take into consideration and educate you on in our design process. We highly recommend reading Erin’s full article. A link to it can be found at the bottom of this post.

“When you begin planning a kitchen renovation project, you may have no idea how much your ideal vision might cost. The answer will likely depend on several factors, including the size of your space, what you will do to it, and your budget. In the end, the price of a renovation should largely be driven by your own choices.

That said, there are some common reasons kitchen renovations go over the original budget. We asked three kitchen designers to tell us what they most commonly see.

The No. 1 reason that renovation projects (all projects, not just kitchens) go over budget is owners choosing more upscale products and finishes…”