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 in your mind. With a couple 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 look
of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions
running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look
at the room 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
purchasing or keeping. As you move
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 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 be in the end, you have no choice but to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your
renovation. This way you can 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 thoughts
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. Get wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you could need for touch ups along the way. Throughout 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 satisfied 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 right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the biggest 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 be sure 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 considering
large purchases. Items like replacement windows could
cost more up front. You may have to
pick and select between two large 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 here to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 612-249-7371 or come to
our Minneapolis showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.