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 fulfilling experience if you have the right outlook and steps to successfully craft the image in your mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the look of your future space. With the variety of ideas and thoughts running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look at the room you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves you want. Once you have a list created, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are adding 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 renovated 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 to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step 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. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may 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 enjoying your new space immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest 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 receive a reference from a friend you trust to ensure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be hard 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 big purchases. Items like replacement windows could 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 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 around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 780-439-9344 or come to our Edmonton showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.