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 create the image you have in mind. With a few tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the look of your future space. With the amount of ideas and thoughts running through your mind, you should 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 created, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are buying or keeping. As you arrange each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open room would fit into and fill the revamped area. You could also do this for walls if you are considering 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 look like, you have no choice but to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part 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 out there to keep your ideas organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the mess of renovation to a minimum by consistently staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your room looking brand new. At the conclusion of your project, you will be satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained throughout 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 constantly to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or have a reference from a friend you trust to ensure 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 large purchases. Items like replacement windows could cost more up front. 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 choose 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 (508) 925-7149 or come to our Shrewsbury showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.