The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling
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 start of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the outcome
of your future space. With the variety 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 completed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are
adding 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 redone
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 have to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step of your
renovation. This way you may 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 ideas
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the disarray of renovation to a minimum by always
staying on top of cleaning. Get 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 space looking brand new. At the completion
of your project, you will be pleased with a clean space that has been maintained throughout the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be relaxing
in your new space right away.
- Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research endlessly
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 make sure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be hard to spend the entirety of
your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are pondering
big purchases. Items like replacement windows may
cost more at the beginning. 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 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 around to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 617-712-2342 or come to
our Boston showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.