The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image in your mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be realized.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the outcome
of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions
running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look
at the space 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 item you are
purchasing 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 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 end up
like, you have 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 available to keep your ideas
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the clutter of renovation to a minimum by consistently
staying on top of cleaning. Get 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 area looking brand new. At the conclusion
of your project, you will be satisfied 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 track, research continually
to find the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or have 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 pondering
large purchases. Items like replacement windows could
cost more up front. You may have to
pick and select 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 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 208-373-0002 or come to
our Boise showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.