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

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the outcome of your future space. With the number of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look at the space you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list created, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item 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 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 be in the end, 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 potential 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 mess of renovation to a minimum by constantly staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may need for touch ups along the way. While doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the end of your project, you will be pleased with a clean space that has been maintained during the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research endlessly to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or get a reference from a friend you trust to be sure 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 well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering major purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more up front. You may have to pick and choose 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 ready 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 Southwest at 915-213-1497 or come to our El Paso showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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