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 build the image you’re wanting. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  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 should remain realistic. Look at the room you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves you want. Once you have a list developed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are adding or keeping. As you arrange each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open room 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 person you will be working with, your time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to be in the end, you must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step of your renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized for potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps out there to keep your ideas organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the clutter of renovation to a minimum by consistently staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. While doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your space looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be pleased with a clean space that has been maintained throughout the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be basking in your new space instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or have a reference from a friend you trust to ensure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be hard to spend the entirety of your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are pondering big purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more at the beginning. You may have to pick and decide between two big 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 prepped 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 205-236-7269 or come to our Birmingham showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.