The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you start with the right outlook and steps
to successfully build the image you have in
mind. With a couple 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 beauty
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 necessities. 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 rearrange
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open room 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 people 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 may keep all receipts organized
for later reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps available to keep your ideas
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 may need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the conclusion
of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained during the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research constantly
to find 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 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 pondering
big purchases. Items like replacement windows may
cost more at the beginning. You may have to
pick and choose between two huge 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 kicks
off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 563-202-8576 or come to
our Davenport showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.