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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 build the image you have in mind. With a few tips and tricks, your dream home can be realized.

  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 number of ideas and concepts running through your mind, you should 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 object 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 considering 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 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 can keep all receipts organized for potential 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 mess 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. While doing your renovation, focus on cleaning replacement windows, doors and cover furniture to keep your area looking brand new. At the completion 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 basking in your new space right away.

  4. Budget: Your budget is the biggest aspect of renovation. To remain 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 be 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 pondering major purchases. Items like replacement windows may cost more up front. You may have to pick and select 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 here to answer any renovation questions or concerns you have before your process kicks off. Contact us at Pella Windows and Doors at 315-565-0399 or come to our Syracuse showroom to learn more tips on the beginning stages of renovation.
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