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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 start with the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image you have in mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  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 number of ideas and notions running through your mind, you should 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 item 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 must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each category of your renovation. This way you can keep all receipts organized for future reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps out there 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 consistently 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 space looking brand new. At the completion 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 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 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 big purchases. Items like replacement windows can cost more at the beginning. You may have to pick and decide between two huge 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 around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 336-203-0704 or come to our Winston-Salem showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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