The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you start with the right outlook and steps
to successfully build the image you have in
mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be achieved.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the beauty
of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions
running through your mind, you must 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 object 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 have to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your
renovation. This way you may 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 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. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you may need for touch ups along the way. During 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 satisfied 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 immediately.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research endlessly
to discover 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 hard 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
major purchases. Items like replacement windows could
cost more on the front end. You may have to
pick and decide between two big 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 prepped 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 781-239-1161 or come to
our Wellesley showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.