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 fulfilling experience if you start with the right outlook and steps to successfully build the image in your mind. 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 look of your future space. With the variety of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you must 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 rearrange each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open spaces 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 must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part 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 out there to keep your visions organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the clutter of renovation to a minimum by consistently 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 satisfied 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 most important aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research endlessly 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 hard 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 deciding on major purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more at the beginning. You may have to pick and select between two big 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 ready for a thorough decision making process.

We are available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 781-826-8005 or come to our Hanover showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.