The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you start with the right outlook and steps
to successfully create the image you’re wanting. 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 excited about the outcome
of your future space. With the variety of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look
at the area you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list developed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are
adding or keeping. As you rearrange
each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture,
tables and open room would fit into and fill the redone
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 no choice but 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 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. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you could 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 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 instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To remain
on track, research continually
to find 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 painful 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
big purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more on the front end. 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 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 around to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at (210) 622-8673 or come to
our San Antonio showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.