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 have the right outlook and steps to successfully craft the image in your mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the outcome of your future space. With the amount of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the area 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 piece 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 renovated 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 be in the end, you have no choice but to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you can 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 ideas 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 could need for touch ups along the way. While doing 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 basking in your new space immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research constantly to discover 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 big purchases. Items like replacement windows can cost more on the front end. You may have to pick and choose 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 ready for a thorough decision making process.

We are available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 269-215-4157 or come to our Kalamazoo showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.