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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 build the image you have in mind. With a handful of tips and tricks, your dream home can be created.

  1. Realistic Measurement: At the beginning of your renovation process, you are going to be thrilled about the outcome of your future space. With the amount of ideas and concepts 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 completed, an efficient project is to cut out paper in the size and shapes of each piece you are buying or keeping. As you move each piece of paper around your space, you can see firsthand how furniture, tables and open spaces would fit into and fill the revamped area. You could also do this for walls if you are planning on 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 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 future 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 disarray of renovation to a minimum by always staying on top of cleaning. Purchase 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 space looking brand new. At the end of your project, you will be satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained throughout the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be relaxing in your new space instead.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the most important aspect of renovation. To stay on the right path, research constantly to find the best deals. Although you want to save money, you must research, read reviews or have 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 pondering big purchases. Items like replacement windows may 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 prepared 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 (802) 557-0429 or come to our South Burlington showroom to hear more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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