The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully build the image you’re wanting. With a few tips and tricks, your
dream home can be realized.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the beauty
of your future space. With the number of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look
at the space you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list developed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are
buying or keeping. As you move
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open areas would fit into and fill the redone
area. You could also do this for walls if you are thinking
about 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 category of your
renovation. This way you are able to keep all receipts organized
for later reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps available 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 room looking brand new. At the completion
of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained during the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be basking in your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To remain
on track, research continually
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 be sure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be hard 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
major purchases. Items like replacement windows can
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 decide on 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 (301) 685-1715 or come to
our Beltsville showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.