The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully build the image you have in
mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be excited about the beauty
of your future space. With the number of ideas and concepts
running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look
at the area you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list created,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object 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 renovated
area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on 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 be in the end, you have to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your
renovation. This way you are able to keep all receipts organized
for later 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 disarray of renovation to a minimum by consistently
staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your space 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 enjoying your new space immediately.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To remain
on track, 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 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
major purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more up front. You may have to
pick and select between two huge 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 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 217-793-0550 or come to
our Springfield showroom to find out more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.