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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 in your mind. With a few tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the outcome of your future space. With the amount of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the space you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list completed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are purchasing or keeping. As you move 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 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 future reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps out there to keep your visions organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the mess of renovation to a minimum by always staying on top of cleaning. Buy 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 room looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be satisfied 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 stay on track, research continually to find the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or receive 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 well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering big purchases. Items like replacement windows could 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 decide on 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 around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 651-213-9049 or come to our St. Paul showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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