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

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the start of your renovation process, you are going to be ecstatic about the outcome of your future space. With the amount 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 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 piece you are purchasing 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 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 person you will be working with, your time frame, maintenance or what your space is going to look like, you have to be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step 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 you can use to keep your ideas organized, such as Homezada or Adornably. Yes, there’s an app for that.

  3. Cleanliness: Keep the clutter of renovation to a minimum by always staying on top of cleaning. Buy 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 throughout the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research continually 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 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 could cost more up front. 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 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 540-466-1918 or come to our Roanoke showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.