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

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the onset of your renovation process, you are going to be excited about the beauty of your future space. With the amount of ideas and notions 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 item you are purchasing or keeping. As you arrange each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open room 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 are able to keep all receipts organized for later reference, for your taxes, as well as any to-do lists. There are also apps out there to keep your visions 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. Purchase 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 area looking brand new. At the end 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 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 receive a reference from a friend you trust to ensure the deal is worth the cash in your pocket. It would be painful to spend the entirety of your budget on a job that isn’t done right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are pondering major purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more at the beginning. You may have to pick and select between two huge 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 kicks off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 207-517-2331 or come to our South Portland showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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