The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image you’re wanting. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the look
of your future space. With the variety of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look
at the area 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 object you are
adding or keeping. As you arrange
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open spaces would fit into and fill the revamped
area. You could also do this for walls if you are thinking
about 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 have no choice but to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step 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 available to keep your thoughts
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the mess of renovation to a minimum by consistently
staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you may 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 during the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research endlessly
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 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 deciding on
big purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more on the front end. You may have to
pick and select between two huge 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 ready for
a thorough decision making process.
We are available to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 309-663-7132 or come to
our Bloomington showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.