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 positive experience if you begin with the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image you’re wanting. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the look of your future space. With the variety of ideas and thoughts running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look at the area you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list completed, 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 redone 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 end up like, you must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category 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 available to keep your ideas organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the mess 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. Throughout your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your room looking brand new. At the conclusion 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 relaxing 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 get a reference from a friend you trust to be sure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be painful to spend the entirety of your budget on a job not done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering major purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more up front. You may have to pick and choose 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 begins. Contact us at Pella at 866-539-4196 or come to our North Carolina showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.