Enter and track your budget and expenses from anywhere at any time and get an instant visual snapshot of whether you’re on track.
Completely customise the categorisation of your project budget and expenses so that they roll up in a way that makes sense to you
Track part payments and when payments are due, enabling you to quickly check the accuracy of invoices when you receive them
View a full audit trail of all your renovation budget and expense changes so you can see exactly when and how the costs changed over time. Track notes to jog your memory of project changes
Privately share your remodelling projects with other users such as your partner or project manager so that everyone has a real-time view of how the project is tracking
Store your tradespeople and supplier contacts and sync them to your phone contact giving you instant access to their details when you need them
Capture and store your quotes, invoices, receipts, and photos of your design ideas
If you haven’t previously created a project, you should see the following message on the Home screen, “No Projects. You can create them by tapping the “+” button above”. (If you have created a project previously, you will need to Add a Project). Press the “+” Button on the top right of the screen.
After giving the project a name, press on Budget on the Add Project screen
On the Category screen,
On the Budget Item screen,
On the Home screen, if you haven’t added transactions previously, you will see the following message, “No Transactions. You can create them by tapping the “+” button below”.
When you first set up the project, the yellow arrow will be at the “0” level on the graph. The red portion of the graph will show you the contingency you have allowed for in the project. As you add transactions, the yellow arrow will move in a clockwise direction to show how much you have committed to spend so far.
As you mark transactions as Paid, the graph will also show a shaded blue portion to indicate how much of the committed transactions have been paid.
The Remaining value in the middle of the graph will turn red when the sum of the transactions you have entered, exceeds the total budget that you allocated for the project.
The Remaining value will be negative, when the sum of transactions exceeds the budget and contingency you allocated for the project.
Staged payments can be added by adding multiple transactions. For example to add a two stage payment for a Plumber, you would add an initial transaction with Category of Plumber, and Description of “Deposit”. This would have a the appropriate due date for when the payment was due.
You would then add another transaction with Category of Plumber, and the Description would be “Final”, and due date for payment would be set accordingly.
By setting a Due On date on the transaction screen, the application will send a notification on the date the payment is due.
In Settings, ensure Payment Reminders is toggled to ON, and in the System Settings on your phone, ensure Notifications are enabled for the BudgetMyReno application.
Photos are added in the transaction screen. You can add a photo when creating or editing a transaction.
Notes are added in the transaction screen. You can add notes when creating or editing a transaction.
By selecting the Menu icon on the top left corner, and then Activity, the application will show you the history of changes on your project. The events that are tracked are as follows:
When you have multiple projects, a three dot icon will appear on the top left corner of the screen. Pressing this icon will pop up a list of available projects for which you can view history for.
Archiving a project allows you to remove your project from day to day view, but allow you to access it later if you wish to.
If you wish to reactivate a project from its archived state,
Once you have archived a project, and it is visible via Settings -> View Archived Projects.
Note projects cannot be recovered once deleted, so we recommend you only archive projects so that you can view them at a later date if you wish to.
You can add contacts to the application so that you have a central place to store contacts for tradespeople, suppliers etc., across your renovation projects. Note that contacts are not shared with members of your projects.
We provide you the ability to export your transactions from the application.
The founders of this app were undertaking home renovations and quickly realised that there was no easy to use mobile app where they could manage and track their project budgets. Most renovators still use spreadsheets, which were frustratingly complex, and meant that they couldn’t be shared in real-time with their spouses aka the project managers :).
They also wanted a single repository where they could store any information relevant to their renovation project such as supplier contacts, invoices, receipts, and design ideas to ensure it was a success. BudgetMyReno has the following advanced features;
Completely Flexible: Customise the categorisation of your budget and costs so that you can track them in a way that makes sense to you, or use our suggested categories. You always have access to an instant visual snapshot of how you’re tracking and can drill-down into specific areas where you may be running over.
Share: Privately share your renovation project with other users such as your partner or your project manager giving everyone a real-time view. Since the app supports multiple projects, you can share individual projects with specific users.
All in One Place: Store your tradespeople and supplier contacts, quotes, invoices, receipts, and photos for quick and easy access.
Control your Budget: Track part payments and when payments are due, so you can check the accuracy of invoices when you get them.
Audit Trail: View a full audit trail of your entire renovation budget and expense changes so you can see exactly when and how the costs changed over time, and track notes to jog your memory of project changes.
This app appeals to renovators as well as small to medium-sized property developers who manage their own renovation projects.
Contact Us if you have any questions about the app, or if you like a promo code for review. We can also set up a demo account if you want to give it a spin.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a specific individual.
BudgetMyReno (“Provider“) does not collect any personal financial data, such as but not limited to income, credit card etc.
Your data stays on your device and is synced with Google Firestore for backup and enables us to share your project data with members of your project which you have approved.
Here are some examples of personal information that we collect:
We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve our products and services.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
Non-personal information is data that cannot be used to uniquely identify a specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. We may combine personal and non-personal information for certain purposes; this data will then be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined. Conversely, aggregated information, i.e. data that might have originated from personal information, but that has been processed in such a way as to not allow personal identification, is treated as non-personal information.
Here are some examples of non-personal information that we collect – either by ourselves or through the use of third-party services:
Our application uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your device, to help the mobile application analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this application, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Purpose of the processing
The purpose of processing of your Personal Data lies mainly in setting up, functioning of the BudgetMyReno account and ensuring current or future features like e.g. server synchronization or sharing information with other users you approve. However, we may also process your Personal Data in order to improve your experience and further develop the application.
Access to Personal Information
Disclosure to 3rd parties
We don’t share personal information with anyone outside of BudgetMyReno, except as required by the applicable laws. However, Personal Data may be processed for Provider by third parties, but only for the purposes specified in this Policy, on a basis of written contract and under statutory conditions.
We share personal information if disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof; to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud or security issues; and to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of BudgetMyReno, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
If BudgetMyReno is involved in a reorganization, merger, or sale, the information we collect may be transferred as part of that transaction.
Sharing your data with other users of BudgetMyReno is completely under your control.
Information, correction and deletion
You hereby acknowledge that you are entitled to withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Data at any time, you have the right to access, correct or discard your Personal Data or remove them if misleading. Furthermore, you are entitled to contact us via email with any complaint concerning the processing of your Personal Data and, in case of dissatisfaction with the answer, consult the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Your consent to the processing of your Personal Data may only be withdrawn by sending us an email. If your consent to Personal Data processing is withdrawn, your BudgetMyReno account will be deleted.
Communication and Offers
You hereby agree that we may use the Personal Data provided by you to send commercial offers and communication with respect to BudgetMyReno, related services or services of business partners associated with BudgetMyReno.
Your Personal Data is stored and processed automatically in the electronic form on the secure servers with firewall protection and physical security measures.
However, you agree that in the future we may decide to transfer your Personal Data abroad, including outside Australia, and store it and process it with a help of cloud services provided by Google.
You acknowledge, that even though we use all standard security measures, the security of your Personal Data and other information can’t be guaranteed.
If you have any queries relating to the protection and security of your data, please contact the Provider at firstname.lastname@example.org.