The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image you have in
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 excited about the outcome
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and notions
running through your mind, you need to 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 item you are
buying or keeping. As you move
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open areas would fit into and fill the redone
area. You could also do this for walls if you are considering 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 look like, you must be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category 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 out there 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 always
staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you may 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 completion
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 relaxing
in your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research constantly
to uncover 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 well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on
large purchases. Items like replacement windows could
cost more on the front end. 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 choose will make a statement in your space for years
to come. Whatever your budget is, you must be prepared 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 603-945-0181 or come to
our Portsmouth showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.