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

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning 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 space you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves you want. Once you have a list created, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are purchasing 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 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 step of your renovation. This way you may keep all receipts organized for future reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps available 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 always staying on top of cleaning. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may 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 biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually to find the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or receive 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 major purchases. Items like replacement windows could 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 decide on 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 317-872-9927 or come to our Indianapolis showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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