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

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the beauty of your future space. With the amount of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the area you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list completed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item 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 thinking about replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.

  2. Organization: Whether it is who 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 category of your renovation. This way you are able to keep all receipts organized for later 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 constantly staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you could need for touch ups along the way. While doing 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 satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained through 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 constantly 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 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 big purchases. Items like replacement windows could cost more at the beginning. 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 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 here to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at (413) 829-0299 or come to our Greenfield showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.