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 great 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 achieved.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the look of your future space. With the variety of ideas and thoughts running through your mind, you should remain realistic. Look at the room you have to work with and make a list of the essentials. 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 move 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 who 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 are able to 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 disarray 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 room looking brand new. At the conclusion of your project, you will be happy with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be basking in your new space instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research endlessly 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 hard 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 major purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more up front. You may have to pick and decide 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 ready for a thorough decision making process.

We are available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process starts. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 781-209-6814 or come to our Woburn showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.