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Old 06-29-2007, 01:55 AM   #1
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First- thanks for all of the great info here. Hours of reading...
We plan to do/contract a variety of projects, and I would like to get some opinions on the best order of the projects. Moving out and doing them all at once isn't really an option (or is it?? Hmm.) Thanks!

The house is a 1600 ft/sq, single story.
-Strip cieling popcorn, texture & paint
-Paint all inside walls
-Replace all carpets (6 rooms)
-Tile entry, 2 bathroom, and kitchen floors
-Remove brick/rebuild fireplace and mantle
-Install Recessed and other Lighting fixtures
-Paint Outside

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First- thanks for all of the great info here. Hours of reading...
We plan to do/contract a variety of projects, and I would like to get some opinions on the best order of the projects. Moving out and doing them all at once isn't really an option (or is it?? Hmm.) Thanks!

The house is a 1600 ft/sq, single story.
-Strip cieling popcorn, texture & paint
-Paint all inside walls
-Replace all carpets (6 rooms)
-Tile entry, 2 bathroom, and kitchen floors
-Remove brick/rebuild fireplace and mantle
-Install Recessed and other Lighting fixtures
-Paint Outside

1.) Remove brick and rebuild Fireplace.
2.) (Cove Poly over over new Fireplace Brick) -Then strip ceiling popcorn, texture & paint.
--) Install Fireplace Mantel
3.) Paint all inside walls.
4.) Tile entry, 2 bathroom, and kitchen floors.
5.) Replace all carpets (6 rooms).
6.) Install Recessed and other Lighting fixtures.
7.) Paint Outside.

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Old 06-29-2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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I may disagree somewhat. Given your list as a final list and the only things that need to be done then Atlantice may have the order. Generally I like to make sure the OUTSIDE is done first. By outside, I'm talking more than just aesthetics. Roof repairs, gutters, windows, caulking, drainage, etc. If all those things are fine and you are just changing colors outside then the order should be...
  • -Remove brick/rebuild fireplace and mantle
  • -Install Recessed and other Lighting fixtures (rough-in)
  • -Strip ceiling popcorn, texture & paint
  • -Paint all inside walls
  • -Tile entry, 2 bathroom, and kitchen floors
  • -Replace all carpets (6 rooms)
  • -Install Recessed and other Lighting fixtures (fixture install)
  • -Paint Outside
My order is similar to Atlantics but with one major change. I moved the electrical up early in the project. There could need to be disturbances in drywall for new fixture locations. So, I broke out electrical into two phases. Rough-in is setting boxes, recessed lights, running wires, etc. Once everything is painted you put in the final fixtures, recessed light trims, etc.

My rule of thumb is to paint before floors go in. Old carpet makes good drop cloths and no need to worry about getting paint on tile. You just need to plan for it.

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Thanks Guys!
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I agree with Brik. If you do the electrical first you will be better off. You never know when you may have to change locations of a new fixture or even add in an extra unplanned switch. Always better to do this before you patch and paint.
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....I moved the electrical up early in the project. There could need to be disturbances in drywall for new fixture locations. So, I broke out electrical into two phases. Rough-in is setting boxes, recessed lights, running wires, etc...
Good Point Catching: the rough-in phase of the fixtures....
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I would adjust the painting of the walls (which I assume also means trim) to last. Yes, it's easier to paint over old floors but a friend of mine ended up repairing freshly painted walls when the floors went in after the paint. Just a few too many dings from the install plus a lot of dust stuck to the paint (from the saws when cutting the wood flooring) which hadn't had time to fully cure. It was just some extra work that could have been avoided by painting after.
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I agree, generally, it is best to paint the walls last, as sighted, because if there is ANY kind of ongoing work in the home, materials and tools will be heaved around, usually creating small knicks and dents.

It's inevitable that you will have to do some spackling "touch up". We usually always leave the paint for last in any areas where work is still ongong (regardless if the drywall is completed).

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My Daddy always taught me to restore cars in this order:

Fix all the mechanicals.
Fix the interior.
Finish the exterior.

The same concept applies to a house, a car, or a backyard, unless you are a flipper.
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Thanks again for some great feedback.
The fireplace "front" brick is off, electrical is scheduled, we're off and running!
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I would save having the carpet layed until last. You have to be extremely vigilant to keep dirty feet off new carpet.

Finish paint
electrical trim
carpet
move in furnishings
touch up paint

If you're using the same painting contractor for the interier and exterior, I would schedule them to start on the exterior while the interior is under construction. On rain days they can come inside and do prep work...filling holes, sanding trim etc... while the other contractors are doing their thing.

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