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 great experience if you have the right outlook and steps to successfully craft the image you’re wanting. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the outcome of your future space. With the number of ideas and notions running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the area you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves you want. Once you have a list completed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are adding 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 renovated 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 be in the end, you have no choice but to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category 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 you can use 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 constantly staying on top of cleaning. Purchase 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 room looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be pleased with a clean space that has been maintained during the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research continually to uncover 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 painful 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 major purchases. Items like replacement windows can cost more up front. You may have to pick and select between two huge 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 around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 603-945-0743 or come to our Concord showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.