A fresh coat of paint is one of the most affordable ways to transform your home. Even if you are happy with the current paint color on your walls, your home will benefit from a top coat of the same color.

Paint can fade, chip, or lose its appeal over time, so most homeowners will undergo a complete repainting of their home's interior at some point. Painting each room in your home in the right order will allow you to minimize the amount of stress and inconvenience associated with this home improvement project.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

You should always begin a complete interior paint job with the bedrooms and bathrooms. These rooms see quite a bit of use, and they are integral to the functionality of your home. Having the bedrooms and bathrooms painted and dried will give your family members a place to hang out while other rooms are being painted.

You will also have the ability to close the bedroom door to keep the fresh paint smell out of your bedroom living space. Your family will be able to comfortably reside in the home while the painting process is ongoing if you complete the bedrooms and bathrooms first.


The next room that you tackle should be the kitchen. Take the time to do all the prep work before you begin painting so that you can apply all necessary coats of paint in a single day. This will ensure that your entire kitchen can dry overnight, allowing you to get back into the space and cook meals for your family as soon as possible.

If you don't complete the kitchen quickly, you will be forced to spend money eating out at restaurants. Budget a day before you plan to paint to disconnect all fixtures, tape off all cabinets, and do any other prep work that will help speed up the house painting process.

Living Room

The living room is the largest space in most homes. This means that it is the room that will take the longest to paint. You want to save the living room for last, since you can easily function in the home without using the living room.

Many people have televisions in one or more bedrooms that can be used for entertainment, and game night or other tasks can take place at the kitchen table. Saving the living room for last allows you to take your time and complete the paint job right before moving your furnishings back into the space.