The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully build the image you’re wanting. With a couple tips and tricks, your
dream home can be realized.
Measurement: At the start of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the outcome
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts
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 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 areas 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 person you will be working with, your
time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to look like, you have to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step 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 ideas
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. 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 space looking brand new. At the completion
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 enjoying your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually
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 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 pondering
major 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 decide on 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 540-466-1918 or come to
our Roanoke showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.