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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 fulfilling experience if you begin 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 achieved.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the look of your future space. With the number of ideas and thoughts running through your mind, you need to remain realistic. Look at the area 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 object 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 renovated area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on 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 look like, you must be organized. Keep a folder with tabs for each part of your renovation. This way you can 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 disarray of renovation to a minimum by always staying on top of cleaning. Buy wall cleaners, floor covers or any extra paint you may 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 conclusion of your project, you will be pleased 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 constantly 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 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 that isn’t done well. Your money plan also comes into play when you are deciding on large 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 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 around to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 516-331-0031 or come to our Long Island showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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