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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 create the image you’re wanting. With a few 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 beauty of your future space. With the amount of ideas and notions running through your mind, you must remain realistic. Look at the area 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 piece 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 renovated 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 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 visions 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. While doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the conclusion of your project, you will be satisfied with a clean space that has been maintained through the entire process. Instead of mopping and dusting, you will be enjoying your new space immediately.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To stay on track, research endlessly 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 right. Your money plan also comes into play when you are considering large purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more up front. You may have to pick and choose between two huge items, or sacrifice multiple smaller details. Each move you make is important; the pieces you decide on 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 available to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process begins. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 607-296-0475 or come to our Binghamton showroom to find out more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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