My front room is tired and needs refreshing. My plan is:
Remove horrible old carpet and sand/fill/varnish floorboards ( which seem to be in quite good nick)
Strip woodchip wallpaper
Smooth walls and either paint or re-paper
My first question is where should I start? Is it better to do floor work or decorating first, given the mess everyone mentions with floor work, or the damage the decorating could do to a "new" floor
Second, I've never attempted anything like this floor work. Realistically is it do-able for a DIY newbie or should I bite the bullet and pay? Room is around 4m x 9m
Finally, if I am going to pay, what kind of cost per room/sq metre is likely for a good job? I'm based in North London (but not Hampstead !!!!)
Any advice would be really gratefully received.