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 start with the right outlook and steps to successfully craft the image you have in mind. 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 amount of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look at the space you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list developed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each item 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 renovated 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 be in the end, 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 potential reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps available to keep your thoughts 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. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may need for touch ups along the way. While doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the conclusion 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 immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To remain on track, research continually to uncover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or get a reference from a friend you trust to make sure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be tough 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 on the front end. 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 pick 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 starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 240-293-1068 or come to our Annapolis showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.