The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully build the image you have in
mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your
dream home can be achieved.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the outcome
of your future space. With the number of ideas and concepts
running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look
at the room 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 move
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 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 end up
like, you have to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your
renovation. This way you can 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 mess of renovation to a minimum by always
staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you may need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the conclusion
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 relaxing
in your new space instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To remain
on track, research continually
to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or receive 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 not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on
big purchases. Items like replacement windows may
cost more at the beginning. You may have to
pick and decide between two large 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 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 757-294-8091 or come to
our Lewes showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.