The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you start with the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image you have in
mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the beauty
of your future space. With the number of ideas and notions
running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look
at the area you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves
you want. 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 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 thinking
about 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 end up
like, you must be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category 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 out there to keep your thoughts
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. Purchase 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 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 enjoying your new space instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually
to find the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or get 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 not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering
big purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more at the beginning. You may have to
pick and decide between two huge items, or
sacrifice multiple smaller details. Each move you make is important; the pieces
you pick 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 around to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 336-203-0704 or come to
our Winston-Salem showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.