The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully craft the image you have in
mind. With a few tips and tricks, your
dream home can be realized.
Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the outcome
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you must 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 created,
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 areas would fit into and fill the revamped
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 can keep all receipts organized
for future reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps available to keep your visions
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. Get 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 space 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 right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, 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 tough 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 pondering
major purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more on the front end. You may have to
pick and choose between two huge 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 919-324-0196 or come to
our Raleigh showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.