The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image you have in
mind. With a few tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process,
you are going to be excited about the look
of your future space. With the number of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you must 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 item you are
buying or keeping. As you rearrange
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 considering 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 be in the end, you must be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step of your
renovation. This way you are able to keep all receipts organized
for future reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps out there 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. Buy 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 area looking brand new. At the end
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 basking in your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To remain
on track, research endlessly
to uncover the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or get a reference from a
friend you trust to ensure 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
large purchases. Items like replacement windows may
cost more at the beginning. You may have to
pick and select 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 prepared 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 910-218-9596 or come to
our Wilmington showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.