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

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the look of your future space. With the number of ideas and notions running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the area you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list developed, 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 areas would fit into and fill the redone area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.

  2. Organization: Whether it is the people you will be working with, your time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to be in the end, you must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you may 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 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 always staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. While doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your space looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be pleased with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research endlessly 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 ensure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be painful 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 could cost more on the front end. 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 pick 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 begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 401-315-7032 or come to our Westerly showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.