The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully craft the image you’re wanting. With a few tips and tricks, your
dream home can be achieved.
Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the outcome
of your future space. With the number of ideas and notions
running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look
at the room you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list developed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are
purchasing 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 thinking
about 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 must 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 available to keep your visions
organized, such as Homezada or
Yes, there’s an app for that.
Keep the mess of renovation to a minimum by consistently
staying on top of cleaning. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you could need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and
cover furniture to keep your room looking brand new. At the completion
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 enjoying your new space instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the most
important aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research continually
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 ensure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be hard 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 pondering
large purchases. Items like replacement windows could
cost more at the beginning. You may have to
pick and choose between two big 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 ready for
a thorough decision making process.
We are here to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest at 505-373-1296 or come to
our Albuquerque showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.