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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 positive experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image in your mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  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 need to remain realistic. Look at the area 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 buying or keeping. As you arrange each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open spaces would fit into and fill the renovated area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on replacement windows, paintings or mirrors.

  2. Organization: Whether it is who 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 category of your renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized for potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps you can use to keep your thoughts organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the disarray of renovation to a minimum by always staying on top of cleaning. Get 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 pleased 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 instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually to find the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or have a reference from a friend you trust to make sure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be hard to spend the entirety of your budget on a job that isn’t done right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering big purchases. Items like replacement windows can 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 decide on 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 starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 571-292-3519 or come to our Northern Virginia showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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