The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image you have in
mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the start of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the beauty
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look
at the area you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves
you want. Once you have a list completed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are
adding or keeping. As you arrange
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open room 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 the person you will be working with, your
time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to look like, you must be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your
renovation. This way you are able to keep all receipts organized
for potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps out there to keep your thoughts
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the clutter of renovation to a minimum by always
staying on top of cleaning. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your space looking brand new. At the completion
of your project, you will be pleased with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be relaxing
in your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research endlessly
to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or have a reference from a
friend you trust to make sure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be painful to spend the entirety of
your budget on a job that isn’t done
right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on
large purchases. Items like replacement windows could
cost more on the front end. You may have to
pick and decide between two huge items, or
sacrifice multiple smaller details. Each move you make is important; the pieces
you pick will make a statement in your space for years
to come. Whatever your budget is, you must be ready for
a thorough decision making process.
We are available to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks
off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 203-295-4486 or come to
our Monroe showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.