Redecorating can be a daunting and stressful job – even if it is just one room. Whether you’re just doing the odd wall or have decided to revamp a whole floor, redecorating isn’t something most homeowners look forward to. It’s a huge task and can even lead to arguments with loved ones…but it doesn’t have to be that way! Take a look at our practical guide for redecorating to ensure the process is less traumatic for everyone.
Step number one: Preparation is key
As with any big project, being well prepared is the answer to keep hassle and last minute stress to a low. Never rush into decorating as you may extend the period of time the project takes. For example, don’t start stripping the walls or pulling up carpet until you’re ready to replace things straight away. Make sure you have absolutely everything you need before tackling the redecorating process, including all tools and equipment. You may also need to think about disposing of the old stuff – will you need a skip?
Step number two: Double check all measurements
There is nothing worse than almost finishing a wall and realising that you don’t have enough wallpaper or paint. Always double check your measurements and how much you will need for each room. The same goes if you are investing in new furniture – make sure it will fit how you want or your dream room may become a nightmare.
Step number three: Don’t rush
Most homeowners will have a goal for when they want the project to be finished – but don’t see this as the be all and end all. Decorating is not a race, and rushing makes way for mistakes. Take every day as it comes, and if you go over on your timescale it doesn’t really matter – it’s much better than a botched job!
Step number four: Ask for help
This is a really important tip: don’t be afraid to ask for help. Whether it’s from a family member, a neighbour or a professional, there is no shame in asking for help to make sure the job is done well. If you don’t feel qualified enough or can’t deal with the stress, then perhaps hiring a professional decorator is the way to go. You will still have full control over the new room design and the entire project, but you won’t have to deal with any of the hassle.
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