The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you start with the right outlook and steps
to successfully build the image you have in
mind. With a few tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the outcome
of your future space. With the variety of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look
at the room you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list created,
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 areas 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 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 step of your
renovation. This way you can 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 constantly
staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you may need for touch ups along the way. While
doing 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 relaxing
in your new space instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research constantly
to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or have 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 deciding on
large purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more on the front end. 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 ready for
a thorough decision making process.
We are around to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 518-310-2118 or come to
our Plattsburgh showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.