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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 have the right outlook and steps to successfully craft the image you have in mind. With a few tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the look of your future space. With the amount of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the area you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list completed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each object you are buying or keeping. As you move 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 the people you will be working with, your time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to end up like, you have to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your renovation. This way you can 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 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 constantly staying on top of cleaning. Purchase 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 space looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be happy 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 most important aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research continually to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or have 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 not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on major purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more at the beginning. 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 choose 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 here to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at McComb Window & Door at 812-333-6371 or come to our Bloomington, IN showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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