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 you have in mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be achieved.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the beauty of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions running through your mind, you must 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 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 room would fit into and fill the renovated area. You could also do this for walls if you are thinking about 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 part 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 you can use to keep your visions organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the clutter of renovation to a minimum by constantly staying on top of cleaning. Purchase 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 area 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 immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, 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 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 could 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 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 781-239-1161 or come to our Wellesley showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.