Keeping track of time, budget and trades could be easier with the release of a new app.
Rapid Reno Mate was created by Naomi Findlay who has renovated more than 110 properties.
“It gives renovators everything they need in their hand from start to finish to keep them on time, on budget with quality products and quality suppliers,” Ms Findlay said.
“You can plan your projects, develop and track your budget, manage your trades and work site, select your products and find the nearest supplier,” she said.
“Plus, it gives you access to exclusive member offers as well as plenty of inspiration for your project and DIY tips.
“Often renovators see a product they like, but it’s a long way out of their budget. The app allows you to establish your price point for your project and then shows you products that are within your budget.
“It also allows you to know how much the whole renovation is going to cost. You can add in products, trades and anything else you’ve locked in. You can then track your budget live either numerically or graphically all the way through to completion.”
For products that aren’t connected to a retail supplier within the app, Ms Findlay uses national averages for these products which are included in the app.
“This feature allows renovators to still have a complete picture of their total renovation costs. Plus, if they know an average cost, they can go to their local supplier and know if they’re getting a good deal or not.”