The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully craft the image you have in
mind. With a few tips and tricks, your
dream home can be realized.
Measurement: At the start of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the look
of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions
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 completed,
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 spaces 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 look like, you have no choice but to 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 you can use to keep your ideas
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the disarray of renovation to a minimum by always
staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. During your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the completion
of your project, you will be pleased with a clean space that has been maintained throughout the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be basking in your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest 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 ensure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be tough to spend the entirety of
your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering
large purchases. Items like replacement windows could
cost more up front. You may have to
pick and decide between two big 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 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 309-306-3893 or come to
our Peoria showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.