The bathroom is arguably one of the most important rooms in your home. If you have just one, it becomes even more important. During a bathroom remodel, the bathroom could be out of commission for days or weeks. It is because of this, you need to plan ahead for the project. Here are some tips to help you plan and make it through the project.
Gather All the Necessary Materials
Delays to the renovation can be caused by a number of factors, but one of the most common reasons is that the materials needed are not available. Waiting on a countertop to arrive could easily add weeks to your project.
To avoid significant delays, ensure that everything that is needed is on-site ready to go on the first day. If you are unsure of which materials to purchase, work with your contractor to create a list.
Familiarize Yourself With the Work Schedules
Although you are entrusting a contractor to oversee your bathroom remodel, you need to know what the work schedules are for the workers and subcontractors. Remember, the contractor has more than one job. He or she might be entrusting workers to show up on time and it is possible this does not happen. As a result, your project can fall behind.
If you are aware of what the work schedule is, you can pinpoint when the project is going off-task. At that point, you can bring it to the attention of the contractor and have the situation rectified.
Create a Temporary Bathroom
There is no getting around the fact that you and your family will need a bathroom on a daily basis. Before you start demolishing the existing bathroom, you need to create a temporary bathroom that can be used for the entire length of the project.
A quick and easy way to do this is to rent a portable toilet. Basic portable toilets come with a toilet, sink, and mirror. You can even rent a handicap-accessible toilet if someone in your home needs it. There are several sizes available that you should explore with the portable toilet rental service.
There are several options you can use to create a makeshift shower. One option is to set up a camp shower kit outside your home. Depending on the kit you select, water is heated using solar energy and contains enough hot water to get you through a shower. Remember to set up in an area that is private.