Ways to save money when planning a budget

Before planning on any renovation it’s better to create a budget on how much the renovation will cost you, this is crucial because it saves a lot of time and effort when ordering or picking out materials for the renovation instead of constantly having to order in materials because it was simply not enough. Keep in mind even if you order more than you need(better to be safe than sorry) it’s not a big problem because unused material can be refunded to the supplier.

Renovation Materials

Below is a list of some of the materials you would find in a home renovation:

  • Drywall
  • Lumber
  • Metal Studs
  • Plaster Material
  • Tiles
  • Hardwood/Laminate Flooring
  • Painting Supplies

These are some of the general materials you would find in a renovation.

It may be intimidating when you find out how much of the cost for the budget is in materials but no fear because there are ways to create a cost effective budget while preserving the high quality that you so desire for your renovation.


Your own research Do some research as to what goes into a renovation and see who supplies/sells the materials. There are many building/construction material suppliers in the GTA try to find a few places, compare their prices and choose which supplier is best for certain materials in terms of cost and quality. Keep in mind it is also cost effective to buy in bulk orders because certain suppliers will offer discounts or better pricing for bulk orders.


If you don’t have the time to do the research or knowledge of renovation materials you could always ask a contractor to make an estimate of how much material you will need for the renovation. From there you could get some information on what materials will be used so you could conduct your own research but another option to that is instead of doing the research yourself you could ask the contractor if they have their own preferred suppliers. More than often contractors have a set of suppliers they prefer to buy from either it’s quality, cost or availability a contractor will always know where it’s best to buy materials from.


Plan a layoutBy planning the layout of your renovation you could most certainly make your budget more affordable. Plan out a layout of what the renovation may look like or what kind of renovation will be taking place, this way you can see if certain rooms or parts of the layout could be simplified ex. creating a larger room in the basement or places that don’t need a lot of renovations such as furnace or laundry room. Of course this way of creating a cost effective budget can be done before doing any research on materials.

Certain articles can help you in planning your renovation:

  • "After requesting a quote for finishing a basement and working within the constraints of my budget, I went with RenoPros. The team arrived on time and ran every idea by me, as well as recommended what materials are best to be used in what area. The job was complete in a professional manner and I am very happy I chose The RenoPros"

    John Charette from Toronto
    John Charette from Toronto
  • "I was hesitant at first to rely on a third-party service to re-do two bedrooms in my house but the guys at RenoPros assured me they would work closely with me to fit my needs. I chose two different designs, and now both bedrooms actually feel good to be in. Great job"

    Jane from North York
    Jane from North York
  • "Our husband and I needed to renovate our basement at an affordable price. We found RenoPros and their staff and crafting was spot on, they let us customize everything to our liking and were very friendly and accommodating. Would do business with again, thanks!"

    Andrew from Etobicoke
    Andrew from Etobicoke
  • "We are so happy with our new kitchen and main floor renovation. The upgraded wife flooring was an excellent suggestion and the apron sink make the house feel brand new. The project manager was helpful, organized and I would definitely call them for any future renovation needs."

    Faheed from Richmond Hill
    Faheed from Richmond Hill

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