The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully craft the image you have in
mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the start of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the look
of your future space. With the number 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 completed,
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 to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your
renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized
for potential 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 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. While
doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your space looking brand new. At the end
of your project, you will be satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained throughout the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be relaxing
in your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To remain
on track, research constantly
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 ensure 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
right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are pondering
big purchases. Items like replacement windows may
cost more at the beginning. You may have to
pick and decide 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 around to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 507-847-1060 or come to
our Rochester showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.