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Master Your Home Reno Budget

The app and expense planning tool Chris Loves Julia uses to renovate their home.

Renovating Costs Money

You’ve got a vision, but visions can be expensive. Home projects come in all shapes and sizes of price tags. How do you create a space you love without ending up underwater with costs?

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You Need a Budget—We All Do!

Want to stress less about home updates? We’ll show you how to plan and organize your remodeling budget to keep costs tamed and under control.

Spend Money on Projects Guilt Free

For lots of people, the scariest part of renovation projects is the money. Julia and Chris have been using YNAB throughout their decade-plus of home renovation projects. “Whether you have a lot or a little to work with, you should have a budget. It’s how we are able to allot money to projects, guilt free.”

  • Budgeting with YNAB is FLEXIBLE!

    Your plans change, life changes, you change your mind, and your budget can and should change, too. No guilt, just adjust and move on.”

    —Chris and Julia Marcum

Here’s How It Works

  • 1. Make Your Project Budget

    Create your list of expenses to get an organized view of your remodel plan.

  • 2. Prioritize Your Money

    Divvy up your dollars to specific expenses. This brings clarity to spending decisions.

  • 3. Start Renovating

    Focus on getting the job done right and stress less about money during your project.

Budget for a More Peaceful Project

Try making a project budget in YNAB for free! No credit card required. Once you have your plan, watch your project take shape!

Practical Tools

  • See How It’s Done

    Watch this video of how one couple created their home renovation budget in YNAB.

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  • Budget Template

    Learn the proven method and use the free printable project expense tracker to map your plan.

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  • Live Q&A

    Our always-friendly teachers are here to help answer your project budget questions!

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  • See a Real Example

    Want an example of what an on-budget project looks like organized in YNAB? Coming right up.

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