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 great experience if you start with the right outlook and steps to successfully craft the image you have in mind. With a couple tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  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 should remain realistic. Look at the space you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. Once you have a list created, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are buying or keeping. As you rearrange each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open areas would fit into and fill the revamped 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 have no choice but to 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 always staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you might need for touch ups along the way. While doing 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 pleased with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be relaxing in your new space right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest 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 receive 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 not done well. 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 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 around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 336-203-0576 or come to our Greensboro showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.