Posts tagged #Budget

Our Advice for Saving for Your First Home

Saving for your first home can be a daunting and overwhelming task. It can be hard to know where to start and how to get to where you want to be. I still remember when we were newly married and set the goal to purchase our first home. It took my complete focus - from when we created our plan, until we signed the contract for that home. It was something we really wanted, so we prioritised our finances and focused on this goal.

Three | Dollars and Sense - the budget series

Part 3 of our ‘Dollars and Sense’ budgeting series is all about allocating your budget. In this video we explain how we go from setting our budget, to allocating it. Removing the guesswork, to make sure it is realistic and setting your budget up for a win.

Two | Dollars and Sense - the budget series

In Part Two of our ‘Dollars and Sense’ budgeting series, we share our strategy for setting our overall project budget for a renovation. This can and may vary widely depending on the state of your house, its location and the scope of your plans.

Posted on December 4, 2018 and filed under Advice.

The Experts Living Spaces Project Reveal | The Reno Race

For our Reno Race project, the experts Alice and Caleb had a clear idea of how they were going to approach this renovation, it was a budget cosmetic makeover. The priority was to do it as effectively as possible - both in spending as little as possible and doing it as quickly as possible. In short our goal was to do the full project, interior and exterior in 3-4 weeks with a budget of $33K.

Bathroom and Laundry Renovation

When your builder calls you to let you know he has 1.5 days free next week (when he is fully booked for months), and you are due to have your second child in a few weeks, there is only one answer to give – (or at least that was Alice’s thought) – let’s renovate the bathroom.

Kitchen Improvements - a fast and cost effective stragegy for kitchen renovations

There was no doubt that when it came to this property, the old kitchen needed to go, there was wasted space, cabinetry that was near death and a hot water cylinder taking up storage space. Though budget and time was incredibly tight (the two things you traditionally need in order to design a great kitchen) we were realistic, we knew that we needed to keep costs to a minimum and be decisive in what we wanted to design. 

Posted on March 2, 2016 and filed under Renovation.

Budget – Running the Numbers

Budgeting. It’s a love hate relationship. There’s no glamour in doing budgeting, but an essential part of your renovation planning and management to make sure you stay on track and don’t leave the bank account in red when you’re finished.

Posted on July 11, 2015 and filed under Renovation.