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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 craft the image in your mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the beauty of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look at the space you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves you want. Once you have a list developed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are buying 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 revamped 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 end up like, you have no choice but to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step 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 you can use to keep your thoughts organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the disarray of renovation to a minimum by consistently staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you could need for touch ups along the way. While doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your space looking brand new. At the end 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 basking in your new space instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important 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 receive 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 that isn’t done right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are pondering large purchases. Items like replacement windows could cost more on the front end. 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 pick 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 & Doors - Victoria at 250-475-1277 or come to our Victoria showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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