Are you getting ready to renovate your humble abode? Renovating your home can seem like a huge undertaking, but it’s always worth it! Not only will it increase your property value and the functionality of your home (if done right), but it also tailors your living space to you and your family’s needs.
With winter right around the corner, you might be considering home renovation projects that will help keep the cold weather out and keep your home warm. What better way to make that happen than by replacing your windows and doors?
Some of the most functional, yet aesthetic, components of your home are your windows and doors. When you undertake a door or window renovation project, not only will your new windows and doors help keep the cold air out and the warm air in, but they can offer an unmatched trendiness that seals the deal (quite literally) in your home.
Our window and door experts at Brock have compiled some pro tips that you’ll need during your door and window renovation project.
Download our window renovation project checklist and keep it handy while replacing your windows to help you stay on track.
Get comfortable in your living space. Sit back and take a look around your home and make a detailed list of what you want to change in your home. This process should be done slowly and carefully! You’ll want to take both aesthetics and functionality into consideration.
Are your windows drafty, and do you find yourself looking for a sweater anytime you get too close to one? Does the size of the room allow for the practicality that you need? Are you constantly daydreaming over those French-inspired doors that you’ve wanted since you were a child? Are there specific trends that you would like to incorporate into your home?
Jot down different notes, trends, and ideas for your space before beginning your renovation project. This will help simplify the complicated decision-making process that will occur down the road.
Home renovations can be expensive! Staying within your budget and not overextending yourself is essential to a successful window renovation. Projects can quickly add up, so be specific with what your comfortable spend is on the project.
If you’re tackling multiple rooms, which room are you comfortable spending more money on? You might want to set more money aside for structural and foundational requirements such as windows, doors, and electrical than for more aesthetic components. Smaller design changes can be completed over time, but getting the larger pieces out of the way first will simplify your window renovation.
Your door and window renovation checklist should have “must-have” items that you’ve been dreaming of! If you’ve wanted a reading nook with big bay windows for years, then put that on your non-negotiable list. After all, if you’re going to tackle a big renovation project, you should be happy with the final result.
At Brock Windows, one of our most requested renovation “must-haves” is a beautiful entrance. Your front door is what gives your guests their first impression of your home. There are plenty of ways that you can make a strong statement without going over budget or sacrificing your grand entrance.
While determining your must-haves, consider what’s a want versus a need. You’ll want to consider seasonal conditions (for example, a green room isn’t a priority during Toronto winters). If you find yourself stuck on this list of must-haves, consider the impact of the renovation on your home’s resale prospects, practicality and functionality, as well as different design and aesthetic options before making your decision.
Finding the right replacement window and door retailers and installers that can meet your requirements and deliver quality work is a must! You want to find a dependable, efficient company that can recommend the best options for your home.
Not all replacement window and door companies are made the same. They will offer different products, materials, quality levels and design options. Finding a door and window replacement company that speaks to your aesthetic and communicates efficiently with you is essential for a seamless renovation result.
As you work through your door and window renovation checklist, you’ll want to check company reviews, references, and previous work while comparing different options.
Be prepared to make technical decisions as well. This is why we recommend partnering with a window and door specialist, such as Brock Windows, who will guide you through this process. For example, if energy efficiency is important to you, you may want to consider triple pane windows over double pane for your window renovation project.
Get comfortable on Pinterest and talk to your door or window replacement company! Now it is time for the fun part. Start sourcing the right items and products for finishing touches. If you’re working with an interior designer, they’ll help heavily with this portion of your window renovation checklist.
Pay attention to detail when it comes to both hardware and decor. These finishing touches will make a big splash in your home! Consider using the EnerGuide Evaluator online to make sure you’re maximizing your home’s energy efficiency while renovating. Above all, don’t buy cheap materials. Buy sustainable pieces that will stand the test of time.
Are you ready to take on your door or window renovation project now? Don’t become overwhelmed with the size of the project! Our customers always express how their home renovation was worth the time, energy, and money put into the final result.
Take pride in this massive undertaking and design a space that you love and can see yourself living in for years to come! Brock’s window and door experts will be here to help you every step of the way.
To get started on your next door or window renovation project, download our door and window renovation checklist.