The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you start with the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image in your 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 beauty
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts
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 created,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are
buying or keeping. As you arrange
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 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 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 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 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. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you may need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the end
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 basking in your new space instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research continually
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 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
large purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more on the front end. You may have to
pick and choose between two large items, or
sacrifice multiple smaller details. Each move you make is important; the pieces
you pick 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 around to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 208-726-0060 or come to
our Ketchum showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.