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 create the image you’re wanting. With a few tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  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 amount of ideas and thoughts running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the room 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 item you are purchasing or keeping. As you arrange each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open spaces would fit into and fill the redone area. You could also do this for walls if you are considering replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.

  2. Organization: Whether it is the people 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 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 mess of renovation to a minimum by consistently staying on top of cleaning. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may need for touch ups along the way. During your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your space 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 relaxing in your new space right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest 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 get a reference from a friend you trust to ensure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be painful 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 deciding on big purchases. Items like replacement windows could cost more at the beginning. 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 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 begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 616-201-0206 or come to our Grand Rapids showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.