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Old 03-04-2008, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Default what order do you do the work, painting, flooring, appliances?

What order do you do the work? I'd like to keep my cabinets, but swap out countertop, get the place painted and get the floors done. Lastly I'd like to put in appliances.

I'm thinking I need to do it in that order. Does that sound about right?
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:07 AM
 
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I'm not epert, but I think I'd want to do the floor last so that it doesn't get damaged from the rest of the work.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:24 AM
 
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The appliances will definitely be last, as the flooring needs to be under them. I'd tear out and replace the countertops first. Whether you paint or do the floors first depends on what type of floors you're doing- if it's going to create dust, do it before the paint- if not, you can do it after. The appliances will definitely be last, as the flooring needs to be under them.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: lumberton, texas
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What kind of floor are you doing? be prepared to do touch up paint after. I would definetly wait to paint until after the counters are in. I have replaced counters twice and both times my walls were dinged up. This last time I did one good coat of paint, waited til everything else was done and then did another quick coat of paint. worked out much easier than doing a ton of touch up. (of course I did all the ceiling first)
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Basically, you start at the top and work your way down. I would paint the walls first, then replace the tops and touch up the wall around them. If you are going to tile the backsplash above the new tops then dont paint that area, only prime it. Then you can replace the floor and install the appliances. Appliances are always last. In new homes they often don't get installed until the day before the walk-thru.
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