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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 great experience if you have the right outlook and steps to successfully create the image you have in mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be achieved.

  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 concepts running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look at the space you have to work with and make a list of the necessities. Once you have a list completed, 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 spaces would fit into and fill the redone area. You could also do this for walls if you are considering 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 be in the end, you must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each step 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 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 constantly staying on top of cleaning. Get wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you could 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 end 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 immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the largest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research constantly to discover the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or receive a reference from a friend you trust to make 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 deciding on large purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more up front. You may have to pick and select between two big items, or sacrifice multiple smaller details. Each move you make is important; the pieces you choose will make a statement in your space for years to come. Whatever your budget is, you must be ready for a thorough decision making process.

We are here to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 203-663-3778 or come to our Norwalk showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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