What Are the Most Important Considerations When Renovating?

Posted March 8th, 2018 by Nicole Mihalos and filed in Insights, Windows & Doors
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Motivation to renovate has dramatically increased over the years, due in part to the growing popularity of lifestyle and home improvement series. And this trend does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Thoughtful renovations not only increase the value of your home, they also tend to improve the overall quality of life!

Perhaps you have longed to create a tranquil retreat, whereby you are transported to a peaceful place of escape. Maybe you envision a space designed to embrace the natural beauty of your surroundings; maximizing light with unobstructed views.

The evolution of your vision is limited only by imagination, design effectiveness, and the quality of your creative partner.

Before you begin, consider the following:


Renovating without meaningful design intent is like embarking on a last minute, serendipitous road trip. Despite well-intentioned efforts, blindly journeying down unfamiliar roads can lead to wrong turns and delayed arrivals.

Some questions you may want to consider are:

  • What is the purpose of this space?
  • What design styles are most appealing to you? (Eclectic, Minimalist, Traditional, Cultured, etc.)
  • Are there any inspirational images or places you want to incorporate into your design?

The design is one of the most important elements in a renovation because it tells YOUR story. Take a look at a recent sunroom renovation:

Did you notice anything unique?

The client communicated to Gary Lofdahl, Lead Architect for Clites Architecture, their vision of  “bursts of light coming from all directions”. Gary’s avant-garde interpretation: A minimal steel, star-shaped skylight! Collaborative efforts between Clites Architects and Tanglewood designers brought about an innovative and artisanal approach to the client’s vision.

“This room is like a magnet, everyone loves being in this room. We can’t even get the dogs out of it!”

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Now that you have a design direction, what material will maximize your design potential? Harmonizing every element of your personal lifestyle preferences is a delicate balance between creative inspiration and design conception. Collaborating with an expert consultant will ensure a creative approach to transforming your dream into reality!

Agreeably, renovation is no small undertaking. Transforming your existing structure to fit your family’s lifestyle should consider value, function and overall happiness.

Equip yourself to make informed decisions by considering:

  • The type of climate you live in.
  • The level of maintenance you seek.
  • Accessibility of the material you desire.
  • Thermal efficiency.

Do I yearn for…

  • Guaranteed durability and unsurpassed life cycle?
  • Custom crafted elegance with high aesthetic value?
  • Expansive walls of transparency?
  • Sliding walls of glass that dissolve interior and exterior boundaries?

If so, steel, or the marriage of steel and mahogany, may be what you’re looking for. Learn more.


“Never compromise beauty and performance for a short-term benefit”

When weighing cost versus value, strength, durability, and performance are often compromised by up-front savings. Consider, if you are not 100% satisfied with your final renovation results, how much additional expense will you incur to remedy an undesirable outcome? Your time and resources are valuable. Avoid unsightly and costly damages such as rotting, corrosion and water damage by choosing superior materials and master craftsmanship.

This is not just any renovation project; it is your home…reborn!

So what’s the next step? Consult with a specialist today!