Painting your entire house is a big undertaking, but if you just moved or simply want to revamp your home, it is definitely worth the effort. You will need to move furniture, cover it, protect your floors, prep the walls and more. When you are planning to paint your house, it helps to be strategic with the order that your work. Remember, you will be without rooms and spaces you frequently use for some time, and you will also have to deal with paint fumes and smells. Make it as easy as possible to keep living your life with few interruptions by following these tips.
Why Are You Painting?
Knowing your purpose before you start painting will help you prioritize the order in which you go. For example, if you are putting your home on the market, paint the rooms that make the biggest impact first such as the entryway, living room, kitchen, as well as master bedroom and other bathrooms. If you are gradually updating your home, you should consider the impact these paint projects will have on your day-to-day life. Start with guest bathrooms and bedrooms because these are likely out of the way and the least used.
Painting your master bedroom and bathroom first can be a great place to start because you will quickly be able to settle back into your normal life. Once you complete these rooms, you will have a place to sleep and bathrooms to use, so you do not have to be camping out in your living room. And, you will love going to bed and waking up in your beautiful room, which will motivate you to move onward with the rest of your house.
If you are painting the whole house at once, the kitchen is a great place to paint after your bedroom because if it is unusable, the rest of your life is put on hold. You won’t be able to eat home cooked meals, which means you will end up spending quite a bit of money on take-out. Beginning with the kitchen will quickly put it back into use. And, just as how a fresh bedroom can motivate you to keep moving through the house, a beautiful, bright kitchen can inspire you to finish the remainder of your home.
The living room will likely take a long time, so be prepared. It is typically one of the larger rooms in your home, and you have to move furniture into other places like the kitchen. Tackling it at the end of your painting project is a good idea because painting this room can be disruptive.
The laundry room is an excellent room to leave for last as well. It is usually smaller, can be done relatively quickly and is not a high-priority room, so it is okay to leave that room to the end. Store your clothing outside the laundry room on the day of painting it, as well as a few days after, so that they don’t absorb the paint fumes.