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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 create the image you have in mind. With a few tips and tricks, your dream home can be achieved.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the outcome of your future space. With the number of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look at the space 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 arrange 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 look like, you have no choice but 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 thoughts organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the clutter 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. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the conclusion 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 basking in your new space immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important aspect of renovation. To remain on track, research constantly 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 tough to spend the entirety of your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering big purchases. Items like replacement windows can cost more on the front end. You may have to pick and decide 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 prepped for a thorough decision making process.

We are available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks off. Contact us at McComb Window & Door at 317-983-5804 or come to our Lafayette showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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