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  • Writer's pictureSpencer Keife

How to Plan Your Budget for a Home Remodel

Planning a home remodel can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming, especially when it comes to budgeting. It's important to plan your budget carefully to ensure that you have enough money to complete the project and avoid any unexpected expenses. Home remodeling can get carried away financially carried away if a budget isn't set. This can lead to running out of funding which can lead to your project falling short of completion. Having a budget will allow for you to stay on track and ensure that by the end of your project you are close to your budgeted figure and not stressing about how much money was spent.



In this blog post, we'll go over some tips on how to plan your budget for a home remodel.


  1. Determine the scope of the project: The first step in planning your budget is to determine the scope of the project. Decide which areas of your home you want to remodel and what changes you want to make. Make a list of all the necessary materials, equipment, and labor needed to complete the project. This will give you a rough estimate of how much the project will cost.

  2. Set your priorities: Once you have a rough estimate of the project cost, it's time to set your priorities. Decide which items on your list are essential and which ones you can do without. This will help you allocate your budget to the most important aspects of the remodel.

  3. Research costs: Research the costs of materials, equipment, and labor in your area. Get quotes from multiple contractors and suppliers to compare prices. This will help you get a more accurate estimate of the project cost.

  4. Add a buffer: It's important to add a buffer to your budget to cover any unexpected expenses that may arise. A good rule of thumb is to add an additional 10% to 20% to your total project cost.

  5. Consider financing options: If you don't have enough cash on hand to cover the cost of the remodel, consider financing options. You can take out a home equity loan, use a credit card with a 0% introductory rate, or apply for a personal loan. Be sure to research and compare the interest rates and terms of each option before making a decision.

  6. Stick to your budget: Once you have a budget in place, it's important to stick to it. Avoid making changes to the project scope or adding unnecessary expenses. Keep track of your expenses throughout the project to ensure that you stay within your budget.


Planning your budget for a home remodel requires careful consideration and research. By determining the scope of the project, setting priorities, researching costs, adding a buffer, considering financing options, and sticking to your budget, you can ensure a successful home remodel without breaking the bank. The budget will help you keep on track and avoid any unnecessary expenses or additions to your project. Plan your budget for unexpected things that pop up during the project like unknown or hidden damages or hurdles the contractor may find along the way. It is also important to remember that your budget and the contractors costs may not be the same and it isn't required for the contractor to honor your budget unless a contract is signed in agreement of your budget figure. Work closely with your contractor, especially if you are on a tight budget and your project will go smoothly.


If your are in Northern Nevada, specifically Reno, Sparks, Incline Village, or surrounding areas and you are ready to tackle the home remodel and get your home looking the way you have always dreamed about, even if on a budget, our team of remodeling experts at Paramount Craftsman Services are here to Bring Your Vision To Life. We offer a variety of home remodeling services and ensure we understand your budget before putting pen to paper and drawing out our plan of attack. To learn more about our process and see how we can best help you with your home remodel, visit our website by clicking here.

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