The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling
experience if you start with the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image in your mind. With a few tips and tricks, your
dream home can be achieved.
Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the beauty
of your future space. With the number of ideas and notions
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 completed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are
adding or keeping. As you arrange
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open areas would fit into and fill the renovated
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 must be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your
renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized
for future reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps out there to keep your ideas
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the mess of renovation to a minimum by constantly
staying on top of cleaning. Buy 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 satisfied 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 right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To remain
on track, research endlessly
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 ensure 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 pondering
major purchases. Items like replacement windows may
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 kicks
off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 480-296-2022 or come to
our Scottsdale showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.