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A Beginners Guide to Home Projects

A Beginners Guide to Home Projects

The process of building or renovating a home can be a fulfilling experience if you start with the right outlook and steps to successfully craft the image you’re wanting. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the outcome of your future space. With the number of ideas and notions running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the room 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 object you are purchasing or keeping. As you rearrange each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open areas would fit into and fill the revamped 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 have no choice but to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step of your renovation. This way you can 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 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 constantly staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. During your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained during the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be basking in your new space right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important 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 have 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 well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are pondering big purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more up front. 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 prepped for a thorough decision making process.

We are around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at (413) 561-7599 or come to our West Springfield showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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