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 begin with the right outlook and steps to successfully build the image you have in mind. With a handful of 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 beauty of your future space. With the number of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look at the area you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list created, 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 areas would fit into and fill the renovated area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on 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 be in the end, you have to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you are able to keep all receipts organized for later 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 disarray of renovation to a minimum by consistently 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 space looking brand new. At the conclusion of your project, you will be satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained throughout the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important 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 get a reference from a friend you trust to make sure 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 considering major purchases. Items like replacement windows can cost more up front. You may have to pick and select 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 available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 217-793-0550 or come to our Springfield showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.