The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you start with 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 created.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the outcome
of your future space. With the number of ideas and notions
running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look
at the room you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves
you want. Once you have a list completed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are
adding 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 revamped
area. You could also do this for walls if you are considering replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.
Whether it is who you will be working with, your
time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to be in the end, you must be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part 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 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. During 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 satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be relaxing
in your new space instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To remain
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 hard 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 deciding on
major purchases. Items like replacement windows may
cost more on the front end. 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 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 available to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 701-281-1390 or come to
our Fargo showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.