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 have the right outlook and steps to successfully build the image in your mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be achieved.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the look of your future space. With the variety of ideas and thoughts running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look at the room 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 buying 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 renovated area. You could also do this for walls if you are thinking about 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 be in the end, you must 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 out there 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. Buy 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 area looking brand new. At the end of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained during the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To remain on track, research continually to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or receive 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 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 here to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 913-246-5101 or come to our Kansas City showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.