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Prioritizing Home Projects: How to Organize Your Renovation To-Do List

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If you’re ready to renovate, prioritizing home projects may seem overwhelming. Should you start with the long renovations or the short weekend projects? Do you save the expensive projects for last, or get them out of the way up front?

Don’t worry! We’re here to help you prioritize your home improvement projects in a way that allows you to make the most of your renovation budget.

Choosing Which Home Projects to Prioritize

1. Make Any Necessary Repairs 

Are there any parts of your home that need to be repaired because they’re unsafe or are causing more damage to your home? Those repairs should be at the top of your list. Whether that’s broken railings, loose stairs, a broken window pane, or leaking gutters, fixing these will make your home safer for your family and protect you from further damage. They’re not the most exciting repairs to start with, but they’re the most important.

2. Address Energy Shortcomings

Next up: making repairs that improve your home’s energy performance. Specifically, replacing anything that is actively drafty, leaking, or just plain inefficient, like old appliances. In addition to outdated appliances, this could mean drafty entry doors, an old sliding glass door that doesn’t properly seal anymore, or any windows that are more than 10-15 years old. 

When your doors and windows have drafts or air leaks, the air that you pay to heat and cool can easily escape, causing your HVAC system to work harder to keep your home more comfortable. This means fluctuating home temperatures and higher energy bills. Explore our window and door product lines to learn more about energy-efficient products and why they’re a smart investment for your home.

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3. Improve Function Throughout Your Home

Is there anything that would make your home more convenient? Could you use extra shelving in your closet, a bigger pantry, or another towel rack in the bathroom? Go through your home and make note of anything that would make it more functional. These projects might be as simple as purchasing a shoe rack for your closet or as large as expanding your pantry. If you have both large and small projects on your list, start with the small ones and save the bigger ones for last.

4. Look For Low Cost, High Impact Projects

There is no shortage of home renovation projects that are low cost but have a big impact on your home’s appearance. These also tend to be projects that can be completed in a day or over the weekend. Here are just a few of the most popular high impact, low cost home projects:

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though! Look around your home and see if there are any aesthetic changes you’d like to make. If it’s a quick project, tackle it this weekend!

Make Home Renovations Easier With Window World 

Whether you need replacement windows, new exterior doors, or vinyl siding, Window World makes the home renovation process easy. During your free consultation, we’ll help you choose the best products for your home and your budget. And with our professional installation, all you’ll have to do on install day is enjoy your new products. Ready to get started? Request your free consultation today!