The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully craft the image you’re wanting. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the start of your renovation process,
you are going to be excited about the outcome
of your future space. With the number of ideas and concepts
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 developed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are
adding or keeping. As you move
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open room 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 be in the end, you have no choice but to 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 you can use to keep your visions
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. Purchase 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 most
important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually
to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or get a reference from a
friend you trust to be 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 considering
big 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 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 here to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks
off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 217-356-6474 or come to
our Champaign showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.