The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully build the image you’re wanting. With a few tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be excited about the beauty
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and notions
running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look
at the area 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 item you are
purchasing or keeping. As you arrange
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open room would fit into and fill the revamped
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 no choice but to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your
renovation. This way you are able to keep all receipts organized
for later reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps out there 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 end
of your project, you will be pleased with a clean space that has been maintained through 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 receive a reference from a
friend you trust to ensure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be painful to spend the entirety of
your budget on a job that isn’t done
right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are pondering
major purchases. Items like replacement windows may
cost more at the beginning. You may have to
pick and select 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 prepped for
a thorough decision making process.
We are around to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks
off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 207-517-2331 or come to
our South Portland showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.