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 begin with the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image in your 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 thrilled about the outcome of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the space 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 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 areas would fit into and fill the revamped area. You could also do this for walls if you are considering 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 potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps available 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 may need for touch ups along the way. During your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the conclusion of your project, you will be satisfied 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 right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually to find the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or have a reference from a friend you trust to be sure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be tough 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 pondering large purchases. Items like replacement windows could 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 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 around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 208-373-0002 or come to our Boise showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.