The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive
experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps
to successfully build the image you’re wanting. 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 thrilled about the beauty
of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts
running through your mind, you should 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 created,
to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are
purchasing 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 renovated
area. You could also do this for walls if you are thinking
about replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.
Whether it is the person you will be working with, your
time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to end up
like, you must be
organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step of your
renovation. This way you may 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 thoughts
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. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers
or any extra paint you may 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 conclusion
of your project, you will be pleased 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 biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually
to find the best deals. Although you want to save money,
you must research, read reviews or receive a reference from a
friend you trust to make sure the deal is worth the cash
in your pocket. It would be tough to spend the entirety of
your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering
major purchases. Items like replacement windows could
cost more at the beginning. You may have to
pick and decide 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 available to answer any
renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks
off. Contact us at McComb Window & Door at 317-983-5922 or come to
our Indianapolis showroom to hear more tips on the beginning
stages of renovation.