When it comes to renovating a room, there is a logical order to follow that will help things run smoothly and efficiently. Here is the order in which I suggest renovating a room:
Remove and strip out: Before any work can begin, it’s important to clear the room of any furniture, fixtures, and fittings. You’ll also need to strip out any old flooring, walls, or ceilings that need to be replaced.
Structural work: If you’re planning to make any changes to the layout of the room or the structure of the walls, floors, or ceilings, this is the time to do it. This could include anything from repairing or replacing joists, beams, or lintels, to installing new windows or doors.
First fix work: Once the structural work is complete, you’ll need to install new plumbing, heating, and electrical systems. This includes laying pipes and cables, installing electrical outlets and light fixtures, and hooking up any necessary appliances and devices.
Plastering and flooring: Once the first fix work is complete, it’s time to move on to the finishing touches. This includes plastering walls and ceilings, and laying new flooring.
Second fix work: With the plastering and flooring complete, it’s time to finish up the plumbing, heating, and electrical work. This includes installing radiators, connecting electrical outlets and switches, and making sure everything is in good working order.
Bathroom and kitchen fit-out: If the room you’re renovating is a bathroom or kitchen, this is the stage at which you’ll install the fixtures and fittings like the sink, toilet, shower, or kitchen cabinets.
Decoration: Finally, it’s time to add the finishing touches to the room, such as painting the walls, hanging wallpaper, or adding decorative touches like curtains, cushions, and artwork.
Following this order should help keep your renovation project on track and ensure that everything is done in the right order for the best results.