How to Create Your Home Renovation Budget

Whether we’re shopping for shoes or planning a big remodeling project—sticking to a budget is rarely anyone’s idea of a good time. And yet, defining a clear budget and sticking to it is one of the most important factors in a project’s success!

As contractors, we always strive to do high-quality work that comfortably fits into our clients’ budgets. In order to do that, it’s important that we help our clients set realistic, attainable goals for their budget right from the get-go. 

That said, here are a few tips for setting your project budget for your next home remodeling or renovation project:

1. Start By Setting Clear Goals For Your Project

Ask yourself: Why do you want to do this project in the first place? Is your goal to update an outdated space? To create more floor space in an awkwardly laid-out room? Getting clear on exactly what you want to accomplish will help inform where your money should be spent. 

2. Decide On the Details

Most people have at least a few must-have details in mind from the very beginning of a project. For example, is it important to you to have hardwood floors? Are you dead-set on adding marble countertops? Choosing 3-4 essential details will help you make clear expense calculations.

3. Look Into Financing Options

Once you know what you want and you have a few estimated expense totals in mind, think about what financing options are available to you. Are you limited to a specific amount that you have set aside for this project? Will you plan on taking out a loan—and if so, what amount would you be comfortable borrowing? Being honest with yourself about your financial situation prior to involving contractors can help you set clear budget boundaries from the very beginning of your project.

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