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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by eastsider, 7th Sep, 2015.

  1. eastsider

    eastsider Member

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    Hi All

    I would like to obtain your thoughts on order of renovations. I am performing a completion house renovation which includes:

    1. Painting the whole house (internal - walls, ceiling, wooden window frames)
    2. Painting the whole house (external - brick walls, windows, fascia)
    3. Polishing of original floorboards for the whole house apart from bathroom and laundry.
    4. New kitchen (replacing old kitchen and installing new cabinets and appliances)
    5. New bathroom which includes vanity, shower, bath, tiles, waterproofing.
    6. New laundry (replacing old and install new cabinets and sink)
    7. New light fittings (possibly down lights and some pendant lights)
    8. Replace internal doors and door knobs
    9. Install wall mounted split air con
    10. Repair cracked glass on windows and install locks on them
    11. Guttering
    What order would you renovate the above in?

    I will not be living in the property so can get the painters in to do the whole house, get the flooring trades in to do the whole house, electrical trades to do the whole house, etc.
     
  2. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    A lot of those tasks don't really affect one another, so to reduce holding time get as many tradies round as possible to quote and see who can get started soonest (and good price of course)

    But let each trade know what's going on and they may have their own ideas or do multiple jobs. And like the sparky can start once kitchen appliances ready to wire up then do the lights
    And the painter won't lose sleep whether its old lights up or down lights, still has to paint round something
     
  3. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    What he said.
    I wouldn't delay with the guttering.
    Your list is similar to mine.
     
  4. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Step 0 take before pics
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    ..
    Step 12 take after pics and post both lots on Property Chat along with your numbers
     
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  5. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

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    Get all the internal done initially so you can get a tenant in, then worry about external.

    As for internal, get all the major works done 1st, kitchen, bath, laundry etc, leave floorboards last after paint.
     
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  6. Corey Batt

    Corey Batt Finance Strategist Business Plus Member

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    Polish floorboards last - ALWAYS last.
     
  7. neK

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    Personally I put in the kitchen after the flooring is done (then again I like to tile under the kitchen too)
     
  8. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Lighting, air con, doors all come before painting.
     
  9. eastsider

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    Why wouldn't you delay with the guttering?
     
  10. eastsider

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    Thanks for all the comments everyone. The majority of comments are to do the painting second last the floor boards last. Everything else comes before that.

    If others have thoughts on the order of renovations, please feel free to comment and provide the reasons why you have done the particular items in that order.
     
  11. Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    This is as simple as it gets.
    Should be a quick job if you organise it well.