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 begin with the right outlook and steps to successfully build the image you have in mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  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 number of ideas and notions running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the room you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list completed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are buying 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 who you will be working with, your time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to look like, you have to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you may keep all receipts organized for later reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps available 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 always staying on top of cleaning. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you could need for touch ups along the way. During your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your room looking brand new. At the conclusion of your project, you will be pleased 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 right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually 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 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 may 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 pick 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 here to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at (314) 207-0622 or come to our Sunset Hills showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.