The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image in your mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the start 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 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 piece you are
buying or keeping. As you arrange
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open spaces would fit into and fill the renovated
area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.
Whether it is who 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 can keep all receipts organized
for potential 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 disarray 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. During 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 pleased with a clean space that has been maintained during 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 stay on track, research continually
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
right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering
big purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more up front. You may have to
pick and decide 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 prepped for
a thorough decision making process.
We are available to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 571-292-3519 or come to
our Northern Virginia showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.