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 create 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 look of your future space. With the number of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look at the space you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list completed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item you are buying 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 person you will be working with, your time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to be in the end, 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 potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps out there 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. Purchase 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 room looking brand new. At the completion of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained throughout the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be relaxing in your new space immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research endlessly 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 ensure 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 considering big purchases. Items like replacement windows could 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 prepared for a thorough decision making process.

We are available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 704-228-9149 or come to our Charlotte showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.