The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully craft the image you’re wanting. With a handful of 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 look
of your future space. With the variety of ideas and concepts
running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look
at the space you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list developed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are
purchasing 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 redone
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 end up
like, you have no choice but to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your
renovation. This way you may keep all receipts organized
for future reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps you can use 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. During 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 pleased 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 immediately.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually
to discover 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 well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on
large purchases. Items like replacement windows may
cost more up front. You may have to
pick and select 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 here to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at (202) 810-6799 or come to
our Washington DC showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.