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 start with the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image you’re wanting. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the outcome of your future space. With the variety of ideas and thoughts running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the area you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list developed, 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 room would fit into and fill the redone 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 end up like, you have no choice but to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you are able to 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 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. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you could 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 relaxing in your new space instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important aspect of renovation. To remain on track, research continually to find 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 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 pondering big purchases. Items like replacement windows can cost more on the front end. You may have to pick and select between two large 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 begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at (210) 361-3496 or come to our San Antonio showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.