The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you start with 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 realized.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the look
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and notions
running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look
at the room you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list completed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are
adding or keeping. As you rearrange
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open spaces would fit into and fill the renovated
area. You could also do this for walls if you are considering 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 category of your
renovation. This way you may keep all receipts organized
for potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps you can use to keep your visions
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the disarray of renovation to a minimum by constantly
staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you could need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your room looking brand new. At the completion
of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually
to uncover the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or have a reference from a
friend you trust to be sure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be tough 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 pondering
large purchases. Items like replacement windows may
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 prepared for
a thorough decision making process.
We are around to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 508-939-3464 or come to
our Fall River showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.