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 create the image you have in mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the outcome of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look at the space 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 purchasing 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 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 look like, you must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your renovation. This way you may keep all receipts organized for potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps available to keep your ideas organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the disarray 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. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your room looking brand new. At the completion 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 basking in your new space instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To remain on track, research constantly to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or get a reference from a friend you trust to make sure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be tough to spend the entirety of your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering major 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 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 available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 301-354-3689 or come to our Falls Church showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.