I purchased a house in the UK which needs considerably more work doing on it that originally anticipated. Because of covid backlogs it's really hard to get decorators/builders/etc booked in so I figured it's a good opportunity for learning how to do things myself... I figured I'd start with the smallest room first (office) as a way to get the basics. The first hurdle I've come across is not knowing what order to approach things in. The list of things to do is:
- flatten textured ceiling (it's like an artex type situation atm, could maybe just plaster over it?)
- install new light
- repaint walls
- repaint/replace skirting boards (probably doorframe too?)
- new carpet
getting new skirting boards/carpet put in will probably involve getting professionals in I'd imagine?
So I guess my questions are, is some of this achievable as a complete decorating newcomer? What order should I do things (or get people booked in to do)? Also, the current walls are painted, but it looks to me like it's painted on top of some sort of flat wall paper? Can I strip this off and just paint the walls?
Sorry if this is a vague question, I'm just really new to all this. Any input/advice/answers would be greatly appreciated!
Happy to include pictures if that would be helpful.
Thank you and happy new year!