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 great experience if you have the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image in your mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the look of your future space. With the number 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 necessities. Once you have a list developed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are purchasing or keeping. As you move each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open spaces 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.

  2. Organization: Whether it is the person you will be working with, your time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to look like, you must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you are able to keep all receipts organized for potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps out there to keep your visions organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the mess of renovation to a minimum by consistently staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you could need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your room looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be satisfied 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 right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research constantly 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 make sure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be painful to spend the entirety of your budget on a job that isn’t done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are pondering large purchases. Items like replacement windows could cost more up front. You may have to pick and select 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 here to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 217-443-3355 or come to our Danville showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.