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A Beginners Guide to Home Projects

A Beginners Guide to Home Projects

The process of building or renovating a home can be a positive experience if you have the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image you’re wanting. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the beauty of your future space. With the amount 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 created, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are buying or keeping. As you move 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 thinking about 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 part 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 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 always staying on top of cleaning. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be pleased with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To remain on track, research constantly to uncover 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 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 large purchases. Items like replacement windows may 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 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 989-317-2558 or come to our Mt. Pleasant showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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