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 positive experience if you start with the right outlook and steps to successfully craft the image you have in mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be achieved.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the look of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look at the room you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list developed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are purchasing or keeping. As you rearrange each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open areas would fit into and fill the revamped area. You could also do this for walls if you are considering replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.

  2. Organization: Whether it is the people you will be working with, your time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to look like, you have no choice but to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step of your renovation. This way you may keep all receipts organized for potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps you can use to keep your ideas organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the mess of renovation to a minimum by constantly staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained during the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To remain on track, research constantly to uncover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or receive a reference from a friend you trust to be sure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be tough to spend the entirety of your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on large purchases. Items like replacement windows can cost more up front. 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 ready for a thorough decision making process.

We are around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 812-234-0729 or come to our Terre Haute showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.