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 begin with the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image you have in mind. With a few 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 outcome of your future space. With the amount 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 necessities. Once you have a list created, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are adding or keeping. As you arrange 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 who 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 category of your renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized for later reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps out there 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. Buy 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 space looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be happy 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 largest aspect of renovation. To remain on track, research continually 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 make 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 right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering large purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more up front. 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 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 available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at (225) 217-2592 or come to our Baton Rouge showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.