Home Remodeling Inspiration & Planning

White triple picture window from the outside.

If you are preparing for a home remodeling project, it’s hard to know where to start. Whether you have a new home, an older historic home, or you are planning to add an addition to your home, there are several things you need to consider before the work begins.

Determine Which Projects Are Your Priority

You know what you don’t like about your home, so you should prioritize accordingly. However, you should keep in mind that some projects offer a greater return on investment (ROI), a factor that should be considered if you might sell your home in the future. Homeowners who have vinyl replacement windows installed, for example, can expect to recoup more than 72% of their investment if they sell—an excellent ROI.

Selecting the Right Products for Your Budget & Taste

Product selection is another step in the process that requires some important decisions. For example, not all replacement windows are equal, as different manufacturers offer different features. Do the research to determine which windows provide the energy efficiency, durability, and protection you want for your home.

If your main goal is to maximize energy efficiency, focus more of your budget on things like triple-pane windows with long-lasting, extra insulating window frames. Alternatively, if security is at the forefront of your renovation, you might align your budget with enhanced door security features and more durable window glass.

Window and Door Options

There is an extensive array of window and door styles that you can order for your home renovation project. Depending on the rooms you’re working on (or adding), you’ll have opportunities to create the home of your dreams with maximum functionality and style. Some places to get inspired:

  • Kitchen renovation. Think about what you want out of your kitchen. Do you want to make it bright and airy? You might want to consider large picture windows or a garden window with shelves for plants.
  • Living room or den. If this room opens up to a patio or garden, some popular options include swinging garden doors or sliding glass doors. These modern doors offer increased security and a clearer view of the outside.

You’ll also be able to choose from endless combinations of wood finishes, frame colors, and hardware tones to suit your taste.

Set a Realistic Budget & Choose an Experienced Contractor

After you’ve decided what your home improvement priorities are, planning your budget and choosing a contractor are two of the most critical steps in the process. For budgeting purposes, you shouldn’t overextend yourself because other issues could arise in the near future. What’s more, you should set aside extra cash for any unexpected problems that could occur during your project.

Selecting the right contractor will be a huge factor in the success of your project, so do your homework! You’ve already decided which products you want for your home, and now you need to read reviews and talk to your neighbors before choosing a contractor that offers those products. And if you meet with a company, ask pointed questions about the way it does business and how they will support you during and after your home renovation project.

We’ll Guide You in the Right Direction

Sunrise Windows & Doors has gathered some additional inspiration and planning tools to help you get your project off on the right foot. Explore this section for more information about some of the topics we’ve covered. We want you to be confident in your decision to have Sunrise windows installed as part of your home remodeling project. Contact us today so we can connect you with an authorized dealer in your area and get your project off to a great start!

 

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