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 few tips and tricks, your dream home can be achieved.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the look of your future space. With the variety of ideas and concepts 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 piece you are purchasing 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 planning on replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.

  2. Organization: Whether it is who 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 step of your renovation. This way you are able to 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 constantly staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may need for touch ups along the way. During your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your room looking brand new. At the end of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained throughout the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research endlessly to find the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or get a reference from a friend you trust to ensure 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 major purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more at the beginning. You may have to pick and decide between two huge items, or sacrifice multiple smaller details. Each move you make is important; the pieces you decide on 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 here to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 508-413-3004 or come to our Providence showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.