The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully craft the image you’re wanting. With a few tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the start of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the beauty
of your future space. With the number 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 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 planning on 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 step 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 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. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. While
doing 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 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 most
important 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 get 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
right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering
big purchases. Items like replacement windows may
cost more on the front end. You may have to
pick and choose between two big 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 around to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks
off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 231-622-4417 or come to
our Petoskey showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.