If you’re new to renovating, you may not understand how things are built. Do you know that you usually do the framing, then the electrical and plumbing, then the drywall, painting, and other carpentry? If you’re changing out surfaces, figure out which needs to be switched out first. It could be based on reasons like getting things dirty. It could work better to do the painting and then putting in the floors so that you don’t have to worry about a drop cloth. Doing electrical before you put in the backsplash and then having the electrician come back to install the covers is the way to do things. Or, your process might depend on style. You may need to see what the floors look like before you choose a countertop, for example. If you know the order of how things need to be installed, you might be able to be your own general contractor. If you can, you’ll save a lot of money.