The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you have the right outlook and steps
to successfully build the image you’re wanting. With a couple tips and tricks, your
dream home can be achieved.
Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process,
you are going to be excited about the outcome
of your future space. With the number of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look
at the space you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves
you want. Once you have a list developed,
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 areas would fit into and fill the renovated
area. You could also do this for walls if you are thinking
about 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 part of your
renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized
for later reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do
lists. There are also apps available to keep your thoughts
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the disarray of renovation to a minimum by constantly
staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. While
doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your room looking brand new. At the end
of your project, you will be satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained during the entire process.
Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To remain
on track, research constantly
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 painful 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 deciding on
large purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more at the beginning. 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 around to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 403-681-6363 or come to
our Calgary showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.