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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 start with the right outlook and steps to successfully build the image you have in mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the beauty of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions running through your mind, you need to 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 buying or keeping. As you rearrange 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 considering 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 must 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 constantly staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may 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 conclusion 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 instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research constantly to find the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or get 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 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 choose 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 prepared 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 563-202-8576 or come to our Davenport showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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