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 couple tips and tricks, your
dream home can be achieved.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the beauty
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look
at the space you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves
you want. Once you have a list created,
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 redone
area. You could also do this for walls if you are thinking
about 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 end up
like, 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 out there to keep your visions
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the disarray of renovation to a minimum by consistently
staying on top of cleaning. Purchase 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 space looking brand new. At the completion
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 enjoying your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest 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 receive a reference from a
friend you trust to be 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 could
cost more at the beginning. 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 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 begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 781-826-8005 or come to
our Hingham showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.