The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully craft the image in your mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be realized.
Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process,
you are going to be excited about the outcome
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and concepts
running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look
at the area 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 piece you are
purchasing or keeping. As you rearrange
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open areas would fit into and fill the renovated
area. You could also do this for walls if you are thinking
about replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.
Whether it is who you will be working with, your
time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to be in the end, you have no choice but to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your
renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized
for later 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 disarray of renovation to a minimum by consistently
staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you could need for touch ups along the way. While
doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the completion
of your project, you will be happy 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 biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research constantly
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 tough 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 can
cost more on the front end. You may have to
pick and choose 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 ready 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 269-215-4157 or come to
our Kalamazoo showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.