The process of building or renovating a home can be a great
experience if you start with the right outlook and steps
to successfully craft the image in your mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your
dream home can be created.
Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process,
you are going to be excited about the beauty
of your future space. With the number of ideas and concepts
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 completed,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are
buying 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 revamped
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 no choice but to be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your
renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized
for future 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 mess of renovation to a minimum by always
staying on top of cleaning. Get 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 space looking brand new. At the end
of your project, you will be satisfied 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 instead.
- Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To remain
on track, research endlessly
to uncover the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or receive a reference from a
friend you trust to be 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
right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering
large purchases. Items like replacement windows can
cost more up front. You may have to
pick and select between two big items, or
sacrifice multiple smaller details. Each move you make is important; the pieces
you decide on 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 starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest at 505-373-1286 or come to
our Santa Fe showroom to learn more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.