The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image in your mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be realized.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be excited about the beauty
of your future space. With the number of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you need to 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 developed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are
buying or keeping. As you move
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 planning on 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 be in the end, you have to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your
renovation. This way you may keep all receipts organized
for potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps you can use to keep your visions
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the clutter of renovation to a minimum by constantly
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 room looking brand new. At the end
of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained throughout the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be basking in your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research endlessly
to uncover the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or get a reference from a
friend you trust to make sure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be painful 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 considering
big purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more up front. You may have to
pick and select 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 prepped for
a thorough decision making process.
We are here to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks
off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 301-354-3633 or come to
our Timonium showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.