New Year, New Home?

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Whether you have just moved into a new property or are thinking to make updates to your current property, knowing where to start is half of the battle.

Start From The Top

If you are renovating both the upstairs and downstairs of your property, you may find it best to start at the top. Although this may seem unnatural and let’s face it, you’re likely to want the part of your house that people see the most to be completed first, beginning upstairs will ensure that you do not scuff the walls and skirting or cause damage to rooms that have already been completed. If you are renovating your upstairs bathroom, for example, and will be carrying up a new bathroom suite, you may end up damaging walls on the way up.

Once you have figured out which areas of your home you will tackle and in what order, you will need to plan your new design.

Whether you are simply changing the colour of the walls, updating the furniture or knocking down walls, planning is required.

Make sure that you have dust sheets to protect your personal belongings and any furniture you want to keep, and ensure that you have everything you need before you start. There’s nothing worse than painting your walls and realising you don’t have small enough brush to neatly get around any sockets and door frames.

Keep on Top of Mess

Renovations can quickly begin to take over your house, even if they are localised to one area of your home. To keep on top of your renovation, try to maintain the room as best you can, vacuuming at the end of each day to ensure you don’t traipse chippings and dust throughout the rest of your home.

A & J Painters and Decorators

Here at A & J Painters and Decorators, we have a dedicated team that can undertake a wide variety of projects, including full planning and advice, exterior and interior painting, wallpapering, plastering and artexing repairs. If you would like to speak to a member of our team regarding your home renovation project, please call today on 01234 857057 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.