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 have the right outlook and steps to successfully craft the image you’re wanting. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be achieved.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the beauty of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the area you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves you want. Once you have a list created, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are buying or keeping. As you arrange 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 look like, you must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your renovation. This way you are able to keep all receipts organized for future 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 constantly staying on top of cleaning. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your room looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be relaxing in your new space instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research endlessly 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 not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering big purchases. Items like replacement windows can cost more on the front end. You may have to pick and decide 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 kicks off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at (888) 883-8364 or come to our Colorado Springs showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.