Today I am thrilled to present my most helpful online tool for budgeting and planing your basement renovation. It’s very simple yet incredibly helpful. It plans your renovation budget for you and even has a calculator for drywall, framing, flooring, and ceilings. I’m pretty pleased with this one, so let me show you how it works!
The first page shows you an overview of the budget. You’ll actually want to wait to start filling this out until after you fill in the second page, and once that is finished, you can fill in the first page based on the information you have. Once you start adding numbers, your pie charts will automatically reflect the information & you’ll be able to see where your money is going.
I’ve filled in a few general prices for what I found materials to cost. You might be using different materials or costs may be higher in your area. Feel free to edit the quantities and unit prices depending on your choice of materials. You’ll simply fill in or change the missing quantities and units, and your total will autofill. You should see the percentages reflected in the pie chart to the right.
As you spend and get actual costs for your materials, fill those in the far right column. This will help you keep track of expenses and help you to see where you have some wiggle room!
Page 2: Helpful Calculations
That’s right, I took all the confusion out of figuring the materials needed for framing, insulation, drywall flooring, and ceiling. All you need to do is follow the directions on the left hand side of the screen and enter in the information, and your calculations will automatically insert themselves into the first page. So easy!
Page 3: To-Do List
Just to make this a one-stop kind of tool for you, we’ve added in a page with its own remodeling to-do list. This will help you keep track of those odds and ends that need to get done and it’ll feel great every time you check off a box!
Page 4: Shopping List
In the spirit of having everything in one place, the renovation shopping list is the perfect spot to keep all of your notes, dimensions and quantities of what you need. No more searching for that
pink yellow green — whatever sticky note that had your shopping list on it.
Click the Numbers (Mac Computers) or Excel (Windows PC) link below to go to my shop to purchase this template.