Before you start a bedroom project, it’s a good idea to find out roughly how long it’s going to take. This will help you get organised and ensure it’s finished on time.
It’s pretty hard to say for sure how long a bedroom project is likely to take as it depends on the size of the room, the professional you use and the kind of work you need doing. But to give you a rough idea, we’ve made a typical timeline.
How long will a bedroom project take?
Research: 1 week
It’s best to put aside plenty of time for researching your project. Using a quality home improvement professional can benefit your project significantly, so it’s worth spending time trying to find one.
Start by collecting the names of lots of different home improvement professionals in your area and asking them for quotes. Then you can compare their quotes and work out which one is the best for you. Avoid unusually low or high quotes – they probably won’t provide you with the service you want.
To help you find a quality professional for your bedroom project, see if they have any customer reviews online. This will give you an indication of how good their work is and whether they’re worth hiring.
Fitting new flooring: 1-5 days
If your bedroom project involves fitting flooring, expect this to take between 1-5 days. Carpet is by far the quickest type of flooring to lay – even the biggest bedrooms are unlikely to take more than a day to carpet. Laminate and vinyl can take longer – often up to 2 or 3 days depending on the size of the floor. Wooden flooring can take the longest to fit, taking up to 5 days at the very most.
Bear in mind that it also takes time to remove old flooring and dispose of it.
Painting and decorating: around 1 day
Your bedroom project might also involve painting or wallpapering. For a skilled professional, this is a fairly quick and easy job. A pro will probably be able to paint or wallpaper an average-sized bedroom in 1 day or less.
Wardrobe fitting: 2 hours – 1 day
Another common part of a bedroom project is fitting built-in wardrobes. Fitting a standard wardrobe can take as little as 2 hours but custom-made units can take considerably longer, especially if they’re quite large. Remember that if you want a bespoke wardrobe, you’ll need to wait for it to be manufactured before it can be fitted.
Total time: Around 1-2 weeks
You should now have a vague idea of how long your bedroom project will take. If you need a hand getting your project started, fill in our online form. We’ll connect you with up to 4 professionals in your area.