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What is the ideal order for finishing multiple rooms?


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Old 12-13-14, 11:57 AM
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What is the ideal order for finishing multiple rooms?

I recently finished installing and taping drywall in my attic bedroom and bathroom and hallway (boy did that take forever!) With the drywall done I'm not sure what the ideal order for the next steps are to prevent unnecessary re-work, mess cleanup, etc. I realize for some the order doesn't matter, but are there any in my list below that are unideal order? Am I missing any obvious steps?
  1. Install concrete board in bathroom walls and floor.
  2. Install Bathroom Tile
  3. Electrical : Install remaining outlets and switches
  4. Install window seats. (I have framing already done)
  5. Install interior doors and closet doors.
  6. Install baseboard trim and door molding.
  7. Paint Primer on drywall and trim
  8. Paint final coat on drywall and trim
  9. Install bathroom sink and toilet.
  10. Install closet shelving.
  11. Install hardwood floor in hallway.
  12. Install carpet in bedroom. (Hired Contractor)
 
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Old 12-13-14, 12:14 PM
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Fairly generic list, however, I would bump up the hardwood floor installation so that it is before the trim, doors and paint. You basically want the floor to look like it always was there, not an after thought. That means that the floor goes under the door jambs, casings, baseboard moldings and shoe moldings.
 
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Thanks czizzi. That makes sense. Would the same go for the carpet or am I better off still installing that after the installing/painting the drywall and baseboard. (Less need for drop clothes.)
 
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Carpet can wait, just make sure you stilt the base molding up 1/2" so that they can tuck the carpet underneath it. If you are installing a low pile commercial grade carpet, you may want the reduce the 1/2" a little, but if a standard carpet, leave the gap.

Are you good on all procedures for installation of your tile? There is lots of good reading on the sight here.
 
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I have installed tile before, but I'll check out some of the reading for additional info. Thanks again for the info.
 
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I agree with the hardwood being installed prior to doors/wood trim. It's best to prime all the walls [you can finish paint the ceiling too] prior to the floor installation. Carpet should always be last ..... except for paint touch up.
 
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Paint walls before installing door and window trim.
 
 

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