The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling
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 onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the outcome
of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions
running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look
at the space 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 item you are
purchasing 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 redone
area. You could also do this for walls if you are considering 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 must 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 available to keep your ideas
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the disarray 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. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your room 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 instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To remain
on track, research constantly
to discover 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 tough to spend the entirety of
your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering
major 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 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 available to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks
off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 301-354-3689 or come to
our Falls Church showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.