Choosing which Rooms to Paint and When

Painting your home’s interior can disrupt the flow of your day-to-day life. Furniture needs to be moved and covered. Your flooring needs to be protected, light switches taped, walls sanded, scraped and prepped.

Unless you have another home you can move to while the work is completed, it’s clear that prioritising the order in which rooms get painted is very important.

Here’s a guide to help you decide which rooms should get priority.

Starting the Job:

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The master bedroom and main bathroom are good places to start. Once these are done, you can return quickly to relative normalcy, moving the work out of your main living space. There’s also the psychological advantage of waking up in a freshly painted, beautiful room, which definitely gives you an incentive to continue the work in the rest of the house.

Guest Bedrooms and Bathrooms

These are also good starting points as they’re generally out of the way and painting them is not likely to disrupt your life significantly.

The Kitchen

Kitchens are a central focus-point, allowing us to cook healthy meals to our liking. Once this is out of action, you’re relying on take-out which quickly loses its appeal, not to mention what it does to your wallet. So, if you’re painting the whole house, start in the kitchen so that later on you’ll have a place to escape to for comfort food while the rest of the house is finished.

Finishing the Job:

The Living Room

Due to a living room’s size, and the amount of heavy furniture it contains, this is probably the most disruptive room to paint. Not only will it take a few days to complete, you will also have to accommodate some furnishings in other rooms. Leave this to the end as the final room to complete.

The Laundry Room

If you have a laundry room, this is also a good one to save till last. It’s quick to do and isn’t the highest priority in your day-to-day affairs.

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, the order in which you paint your rooms comes down to the reasons you are painting in the first place. If you’re painting to sell your home, for example, focus on the big-impact rooms first, such as your entryway, living room and master bedroom.

If you’re painting to upgrade your home, then consider the tips we provided earlier in this article.

Choosing the Experts

If you want to avoid the hassle of painting your home yourself, get in touch with us at Pelham Painters in Hobart. We’re available to take on the prepping, prioritising and painting process from start to finish.

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