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 have in
mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be realized.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the look
of your future space. With the number of ideas and concepts
running through your mind, you should 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 completed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are
buying or keeping. As you rearrange
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 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 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 always
staying on top of cleaning. Get 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 room looking brand new. At the end
of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be basking in your new space instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important 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 deciding on
large purchases. Items like replacement windows may
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 ready 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 781-239-1161 or come to
our Natick showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.