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A Beginners Guide to Home Projects

A Beginners Guide to Home Projects

The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive experience if you start with the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image you have in mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the outcome of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts running through your mind, you should 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 item you are purchasing or keeping. As you move each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open room 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 end up like, 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 future 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 disarray of renovation to a minimum by always 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 satisfied 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 instead.

  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 receive a reference from a friend you trust to make sure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be painful to spend the entirety of your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering big purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more up front. You may have to pick and select 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 begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 217-423-7722 or come to our Decatur showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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