Here’s a win for home renovators. We've just created a great new web based budgeting planner that takes the stress and confusion out of renovating. A version of this nifty tool can be seen TV2's Mitre 10 Dream Home where the contestants work out what they can and can’t afford.
With the ASB Renovation Budget Planner you’ll be able to set up your own renovation projects, apply a budget to each, and manage budgets throughout the life of the project. It’s a very simple and intuitive tool. And it can help make the difference between a successful renovation and a DIY budgeting disaster.
One of the best features of the tool is the ability to break down a large project into smaller, easily manageable jobs, such as ‘kitchen’, ‘bathroom’ and ‘deck.’ From there, you can break the room down into its individual items like tiles, oven or even plumber, which can be a big help in making sure you don’t blow your budget.
What’s more, the dashboard lets you see at a glance how each project is tracking according to the budget you've set and lets you maintain control. If you've ever done a renovation, you’ll know what a godsend that is.