Getting an entire interior paint job done can be pretty daunting; there’s a lot of work that needs to be done, it’s going to take quite a bit of time, and during the painting, you won’t have easy access to the rooms being painted. Obviously, it’s a job worth doing; new paint will make your house feel like a new home, and can drastically increase resale value. In order to alleviate the burden on you, here’s an order we propose for having each section of your house painted.
First, get the bedrooms and bathrooms painted. These are spaces designed for relaxation; most folks will even get them painted softer colours in order to create a calming effect. You want them done so that when the rest of the painting is being done, you have a place to unwind and relax; the process can err on the stressful side, so being able to lie down on your bed after a hard day’s work and relax is definitely worth it.
The kitchen should be the next stop on your painting list. That’s because, well, people need to eat. You might notice a trend here, because people also need to sleep and go to the bathroom; basically, if it’s an essential part of your day to day functioning, get it painted first. You don’t want to be forced to eat out during the end of your house painting experience, and having it done early lets you shop for groceries properly once it’s done; if there were any delays during kitchen painting, you wouldn’t want your produce or other foods going bad, so plan accordingly!
The next step is the living room; this area is usually pretty spacious and well used, so it’s worth painting so people can go back to spending time together instead of feeling isolated in their rooms. This is usually the place with the most furniture, so you’ll want to have a space to move it all; preferably in one of your less used areas that hasn’t already been painted, like the laundry room or the basement.
On that very note, the least used rooms should be painted last; the laundry room, the furnace room, and the basement. Should there be any accidents when moving the furniture into these rooms, it’s not as big of a deal, because they haven’t been painted yet; repair work can be done before the painting begins. Additionally, the stress of a minor home renovation (or any other large project) is usually most keenly felt towards the end; frontloading that stress by having the most used rooms painted first, then having a place to live comfortably while the least used rooms are painted, is a very good idea.
The best way of alleviating the stress of a project is to have a professional handle it; they’ll work faster and better, freeing you from a lot of the worry that comes along with a big project. Winnipeg painting companies are available to tackle both interior and exterior painting; the best ones will have a cohesive strategy about which rooms to paint first, and they’ll discuss all of the details of their plan with you, to make sure you have as stress-free an experience as possible.