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 have the right outlook and steps to successfully build the image you’re wanting. With a few tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the beauty of your future space. With the number of ideas and thoughts 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 buying or keeping. As you move each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open areas would fit into and fill the redone area. You could also do this for walls if you are thinking about 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 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 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 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. 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 during the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be basking in your new space right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To remain 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 be 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 pondering major purchases. Items like replacement windows can cost more at the beginning. 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 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 here to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at (301) 957-7000 or come to our Beltsville showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.