My New Basement Renovation Budget Tool!

Budgeting a remodel

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.

Basment Renovation Budget Overview Tool

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!

Framing, Insulation, Drywall, Flooring, Ceiling Calculator

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!

Basment Remodel Budget Calculator


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.

Basement Remodeling calculator

Click the Numbers (Mac Computers) or Excel (Windows PC) link below to go to my shop to purchase this template.

Basement Remodeling Budget Download—Numbers

Basement Remodeling Budget Download—Microsoft Excel

I have an entire page dedicated to helpful remodeling tools, some of which I created and some which have been created by others. Be sure to check it out by clicking here!

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  1. Hello,

    I am trying to purchase your Basement Renovation Download Numbers form. I am currently living in Canada. When I try and purchase it, it says no shipping option available and then it will not let me proceed to the cart.

    I would like to purchase this product for a client. Can I not just pay online and then be sent a link to download it?

    Kind regards,
    Kimberly Bisson

    • Hi Kim,
      Thanks for your comment! I’ve been trying to work out the kinks with the international purchases and just can’t seem to get it worked out at the moment. Until this is resolved, I’ll be happy to send your a payment request through PayPal and email you the template. Please just provide me with your email and desired template name on the contact portion of my website! Thank you for your patience!

  2. Hello .. I’m interested in this spreadsheet, and wondering if it’s editable for my project? Can I add lines, changes test without messing-up the formulas?
    Thanks, Kate

    • Hi Kate,

      The downloadable file isn’t editable, but you are welcome to contact me after your purchase & I’ll give you the unlocked version! Just keep in mind that there are formulas in most cells and changing one can change the whole spreadsheet!

  3. Hello,

    I ordered the downloadable file yesterday. How long does it take to receive this?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Lori,

      Thanks for your question. You should be directed to a download link right after checkout. Simply click and download! Just in case you navigated out of that page, I’ve emailed your file to you as well.

      Thanks so much for your purchase.

  4. I purchased I believe all of the templates but would like to edit the locked ones.

    Also, I have never used numbers so it doesn’t seem like it works on my Mac. I opened it and it is a file that can be typed in. Please help.

    • Hi Kenyatta,

      Thanks so much for your comment—I’m sorry you’re having troubles! I’ve just sent you an email to help troubleshoot. I look forward to hearing from you & resolving this for you.


  5. Can you please email me the link? It is not allowing me to open either version. I just paid for it. Thank you.


  6. Hi Rachel – Great Template!!!
    I am trying to purchase this with no luck. I was hoping you can send the payment link for PayPal when you get the chance.

    I would like to slightly modify the template to suit my needs a bit more so if you can send me the unlocked file that would be great,


    • Hi Craig,

      Thanks for your message. Can you please send this request through my contact form and include the email address that is connected with your Paypal account?
      Thanks so much!

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