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 few tips and tricks, your
dream home can be achieved.
Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the beauty
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and notions
running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look
at the area you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list completed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are
purchasing 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 renovated
area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on 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 be in the end, you must be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step 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 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 constantly
staying on top of cleaning. Purchase 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 area 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 enjoying your new space immediately.
- Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research endlessly
to uncover the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or receive 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
right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering
large purchases. Items like replacement windows may
cost more up front. 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 decide on 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 available to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 607-296-0475 or come to
our Binghamton showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.