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 handful of 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 space you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list developed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are purchasing or keeping. As you arrange each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open areas would fit into and fill the redone 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 end up like, you have no choice but to 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 you can use 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. Buy 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 area looking brand new. At the conclusion 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 basking in your new space immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually 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 be 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 well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on large purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more up front. You may have to pick and select between two large 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 here to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 301-957-7000 or come to our Washington DC showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.