The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you begin 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 start of your renovation process,
you are going to be excited about the outcome
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look
at the room 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 move
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open spaces would fit into and fill the renovated
area. You could also do this for walls if you are considering 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 end up
like, you must be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your
renovation. This way you may keep all receipts organized
for future 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 clutter of renovation to a minimum by always
staying on top of cleaning. Purchase 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 space looking brand new. At the conclusion
of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained through 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 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 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 pondering
big purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more up front. You may have to
pick and choose between two huge 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 begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 301-637-0762 or come to
our Baltimore showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.