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 craft the image you have in mind. With a few tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the look of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look at the area you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves you want. Once you have a list completed, 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 spaces 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 look like, you have no choice but 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 you can use to keep your ideas organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the disarray of renovation to a minimum by always staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you might 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 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 right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research constantly to uncover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or get a reference from a friend you trust to ensure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be tough to spend the entirety of your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering large purchases. Items like replacement windows could cost more up front. 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 ready for a thorough decision making process.

We are available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 309-306-3893 or come to our Peoria showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.