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 start with the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image you have in mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the look of your future space. With the amount of ideas and notions running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the room 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 piece you are adding 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 person you will be working with, your time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to look like, you must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you may keep all receipts organized for potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps you can use to keep your visions organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the disarray 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. Throughout 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 happy 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 track, research continually to uncover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or have a reference from a friend you trust to be sure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be tough 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 may cost more at the beginning. You may have to pick and choose 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 prepared for a thorough decision making process.

We are around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 508-939-3464 or come to our Fall River showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.