The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
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 created.
Measurement: At the start of your renovation process,
you are going to be excited about the outcome
of your future space. With the variety of ideas and concepts
running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look
at the area you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list completed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are
buying 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 revamped
area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.
Whether it is the people you will be working with, your
time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to look like, you have no choice but to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step 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 out there to keep your ideas
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the mess of renovation to a minimum by consistently
staying on top of cleaning. Buy 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 room looking brand new. At the completion
of your project, you will be happy 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 largest aspect of renovation. To remain
on track, research constantly
to find 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 painful to spend the entirety of
your budget on a job that isn’t 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 prepared for
a thorough decision making process.
We are available to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 910-444-0729 or come to
our Southern Pines showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.