The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully craft the image in your mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be achieved.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the beauty
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and concepts
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 item you are
adding 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 renovated
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 no choice but 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 potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps out there 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 consistently
staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you might 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 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 largest 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 tough 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 considering
major purchases. Items like replacement windows could
cost more at the beginning. You may have to
pick and decide between two big items, or
sacrifice multiple smaller details. Each move you make is important; the pieces
you pick 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 here to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 515-219-7723 or come to
our Des Moines showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.