A Beginner's Guide to Home Projects

A Beginner’s Guide to Home Projects

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The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling experience if you start with the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image you’re wanting. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be achieved.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the beauty of your future space. With the number of ideas and notions running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look at the room you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list completed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are adding or keeping. As you arrange each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open areas 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.

  2. Organization: Whether it is who you will be working with, your time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to end up like, you have to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized for future reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps you can use to keep your visions organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the clutter of renovation to a minimum by consistently staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you could need for touch ups along the way. While doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your room looking brand new. At the end of your project, you will be satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained during the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be basking in your new space immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research endlessly to find the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or get a reference from a friend you trust to ensure 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 deciding on major purchases. Items like replacement windows could 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 choose 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 here to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 812-228-7000 or come to our Evansville showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.