The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you start with the right outlook and steps
to successfully build the image you’re wanting. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be realized.
Measurement: At the start of your renovation process,
you are going to be thrilled about the look
of your future space. With the amount 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 must-haves
you want. Once you have a list created,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are
buying or keeping. As you arrange
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 thinking
about 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 look like, you must be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part 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 out there 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. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. During your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your space looking brand new. At the end
of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be relaxing
in your new space immediately.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research endlessly
to discover 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 well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on
major purchases. Items like replacement windows may
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 prepped for
a thorough decision making process.
We are here to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks
off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 403-328-2517 or come to
our Lethbridge showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.