A Beginners Guide to Home Projects
The process of building or renovating a home can be a great experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps to successfully craft the image you have in mind. With a few tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.
Measurement: At the start of your renovation process,
you are going to be ecstatic about the look
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and concepts
running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look
at the space you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list created,
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 who 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 category of your
renovation. This way you are able to keep all receipts organized
for future 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 disarray of renovation to a minimum by consistently
staying on top of cleaning. Get 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 space looking brand new. At the completion
of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained during 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 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 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 pondering big purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more on the front end. You may have to pick and decide between two huge 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 prepared for a thorough decision making process.
We are available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows & Doors - Kelowna at 250-863-7902 or come to our Kelowna showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.