The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully craft the image in your 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 thrilled about the outcome
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you need to 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 created,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are
adding or keeping. As you rearrange
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open spaces would fit into and fill the redone
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 look like, you have no choice but to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category 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 available to keep your ideas
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the mess of renovation to a minimum by constantly
staying on top of cleaning. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you could 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 happy with a clean space that has been maintained during the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be basking in your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research constantly
to find the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or receive a reference from a
friend you trust to ensure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be tough to spend the entirety of
your budget on a job that isn’t done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are pondering
large purchases. Items like replacement windows could
cost more up front. 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 here to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks
off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 401-314-0814 or come to
our Newport showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.