The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image you’re wanting. With a couple tips and tricks, your
dream home can be achieved.
Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the outcome
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look
at the space you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves
you want. Once you have a list developed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are
purchasing or keeping. As you arrange
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open areas would fit into and fill the renovated
area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.
Whether it is who you will be working with, your
time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to end up
like, you must be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step of your
renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized
for later reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps you can use to keep your ideas
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the disarray of renovation to a minimum by consistently
staying on top of cleaning. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. During your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your space looking brand new. At the end
of your project, you will be satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained throughout the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space immediately.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research constantly
to find the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or have a reference from a
friend you trust to ensure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be painful to spend the entirety of
your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on
major purchases. Items like replacement windows could
cost more at the beginning. You may have to
pick and choose between two big items, or
sacrifice multiple smaller details. Each move you make is important; the pieces
you choose will make a statement in your space for years
to come. Whatever your budget is, you must be prepped for
a thorough decision making process.
We are here to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks
off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 508-638-5897 or come to
our Cape Cod showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.