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

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the outcome of your future space. With the number of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the room you have to work with and make a list of the must-haves you want. Once you have a list completed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are adding or keeping. As you move 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 planning on 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 to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you can 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 mess of renovation to a minimum by always staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may need for touch ups along the way. Throughout 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 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 remain on track, research continually to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or receive 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 not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on big purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more at the beginning. You may have to pick and decide 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 ready for a thorough decision making process.

We are available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 757-208-7052 or come to our Lewes showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.