If you have to do more than one renovation on your home, you’re probably wondering which one to do first. And if you’re planning on doing a more comprehensive remodel, you might be having a minor panic attack about making the wrong choice. Don’t worry about painting yourself into a corner though because today we’re talking about the right order to do renovations in.
You can’t go wrong with an inside out approach. Start by repairing the interior parts of the house—like the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC, then move onto drywall and painting. After that you can work on doors, windows, and fixtures. After everything is installed, you can install your floors and, lastly, do the trim and finishing touches.
By moving from the inside out, you won’t have to worry about undoing work you’ve already done, which is the worst nightmare of any home project.
As you plan your renovations and as you do them, resist the urge to jump around to different renovation areas. For example, if you start painting in the kitchen, finish it before moving on to the bedroom. Otherwise you’ll prolong the renovation, and you’ll have to deal with more areas under construction, which can make life difficult if you’re still living in the home.
And if you’re planning on a big remodel, you’ll probably use the help of professionals. Get their input on which projects to do first, especially if you plan to coordinate with more than one specialist.
As long as you think through your renovation timeline and carefully plan the milestones, you’ll make it through the process just fine. And when in doubt, ask the professionals like a contractor, designer, or friendly real estate agent (hi!).
If you have any questions about renovating your home, just shoot me a message. I can help you plan a reno to get you the most bang for your buck, and I have connections with some amazing (and trustworthy) contractors.