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 positive experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image in your mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the beauty of your future space. With the amount 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 developed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item 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 thinking about replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.

  2. Organization: Whether it is the person you will be working with, your time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to end up like, you must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized for potential 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 mess of renovation to a minimum by consistently staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. During your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your space looking brand new. At the conclusion of your project, you will be pleased with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be relaxing in your new space instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research constantly to uncover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or get 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 pondering big purchases. Items like replacement windows could 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 pick will make a statement in your space for years to come. Whatever your budget is, you must be prepared for a thorough decision making process.

We are around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at (405) 276-4323 or come to our Oklahoma City showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.