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 couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the outcome of your future space. With the variety 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 necessities. Once you have a list created, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are adding or keeping. As you move each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open areas would fit into and fill the revamped area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on 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 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 you can use to keep your thoughts organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the clutter of renovation to a minimum by constantly staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may need for touch ups along the way. While doing 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 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 right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To remain on track, research continually to find 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 that isn’t done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on big purchases. Items like replacement windows could cost more on the front end. 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 ready 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 901-401-9399 or come to our Memphis showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.