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 craft the image you have in mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the look of your future space. With the number 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 completed, 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 to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized for potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps available 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. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. While doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your space looking brand new. At the end 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 relaxing in your new space right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To remain on track, 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 ensure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be hard 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 pondering big purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more at the beginning. You may have to pick and decide between two large 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 around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 507-847-1060 or come to our Rochester showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.