Show Me The Numbers

When taking on each space of my home, I decided it made sense to come up with a budget and list of my estimated projects. Here’s my estimated budget for my entryway:

DIY

These are pieces I want to add to the entry that I plan to build or DIY myself.

  • Coat rack $40
  • Bench $50
  • Console table $300
  • Trim $100
  • Paint trim $50
  • Paint doors gray $40

TOTAL DIY BUDGET: $480

Purchases

These are pieces I want to add to the entry that I will purchase ready to go from the store.

  • Floor rug (runner) $100
  • Hire painter $300
  • New light fixture $40
  • Decor for console table $50
  • Hooks $20
  • Incorporate live plants $50
  • Place for mail $20
  • Frames/photos $50

TOTAL PURCHASES: $630

And, I’ve watched enough HGTV to know the budget never goes quite as planned, so I’ve allowed a project cushion.

PROJECT CUSHION: $140

TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET: $1,250

To be honest, the budget did end up being a way higher than I had initially anticipated for the space (about $600 or $700). The fact that I have to hire a painter since the entry is two levels significantly contributed to my budget, but the paint needs an update so I think I will be happy with the finished product. Also, this is a space we will use frequently, so I think it is worth the money to make it just the way we want.

At some point I would like to update the flooring. It is currently vinyl and I’d like laminate or tile in the future. The vinyl is still in really good shape, so the flooring will be a future update.

But for now, I’m excited to get started and (hopefully) stick to my budget!

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