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 start with the right outlook and steps to successfully build the image in your mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the look of your future space. With the variety of ideas and notions running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look at the space 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 piece you are adding 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 revamped area. You could also do this for walls if you are considering 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 be in the end, you must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you are able to 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 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 consistently staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may 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 end of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained during the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space right away.

  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 have a reference from a friend you trust to ensure 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 deciding on large purchases. Items like replacement windows can cost more up front. You may have to pick and choose 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 prepped 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 202-594-3979 or come to our Gaithersburg showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.