Instead, I will give 5 ways to stick to a budget while renovating a house:
1. Say no to the gorgeous basket-weave marble bathroom floor.
2. Choose ONE thing/room to splurge on (for me, it was the stove...my 8-burner beauty)
3. Repeat the mantra: "More expensive doesn't always mean better"
4. Continue to fall in love with the most expensive granite in the place, just don't buy it
5. Open a window, and throw said budget out
WHO am I kidding???