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 fulfilling experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps to successfully build the image you’re wanting. 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 ecstatic about the look of your future space. With the amount of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you should 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 developed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are buying or keeping. As you move each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open room 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 end up like, you have to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you are able to 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 thoughts 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. Purchase wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you might 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 happy with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be basking in your new space instead.

  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 get 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 considering big purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more on the front end. You may have to pick and decide between two big 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 ready for a thorough decision making process.

We are around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 978-291-7441 or come to our Haverhill showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.