The first room we tackled was the guest room, no major renovations other than new windows, patching the plaster, painting, putting up new ceiling fan and pulling up the old carpet and scraping the old varnish off and then sanding and making a beautiful wood floor! Might I add we slaved over this for a week (the floor that is)! The floor was a lot of work but the end effect was well worth it!! It turned out beautiful as well as the whole room!! I guess in some ways we started with this room, because we wanted to make it nice for any of our kids who might visit and it was the easiest room to do!