The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
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 created.
Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the outcome
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and concepts
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 completed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are
buying or keeping. As you move
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open spaces would fit into and fill the revamped
area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on 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 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 future reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps available to keep your thoughts
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the disarray of renovation to a minimum by always
staying on top of cleaning. Purchase 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 space looking brand new. At the end
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 relaxing
in your new space instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research constantly
to find the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or have a reference from a
friend you trust to make sure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be hard to spend the entirety of
your budget on a job that isn’t done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are pondering
big purchases. Items like replacement windows may
cost more on the front end. You may have to
pick and choose between two large 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 prepared for
a thorough decision making process.
We are here to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at (802) 557-0429 or come to
our South Burlington showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.