If you know how to prepare for a bathroom remodel, you can survive it even though it’s challenging.
For many homeowners, the bathroom serves as a peaceful retreat. After a long, stressful day, you can have a few minutes alone feeling comfortable, or spend a long time relaxing in the tub with a glass of wine.
You most likely have fantastic ideas for your freshly remodeled bathroom. But do you have a back-up strategy for days when there isn’t even a bathroom?
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use your bathroom while it is being renovated. Consequently, before beginning your bathroom renovation, you must have a plan B. Here are some useful tips from Innovative Kitchen & Bath on how to get ready for a bathroom remodel.
The Key is Good Communication
Now that you and a contractor have decided to remodel your bathroom, work is about to begin in your home. Do not be afraid to inquire about specifics of the process from your contractor.
Make every effort to have a precise understanding of where and when the remodeling actually takes place. Even though you can almost be certain that you won’t be able to use the bathroom while construction is underway, depending on how much work needs to be done in your bathroom, the workers may need to complete some of their work in adjacent rooms. So, it would be good to know the exact borders of the worksite.
It’s also important to understand the duration precisely. This will allow you to plan for your survival more precisely. For example, even though the renovations are scheduled to be finished in two weeks, you might still be able to use the bathroom during the first or second week. This then indicates that you only need to prepare an alternative toilet plan for one week rather than two.
Finally, discuss with the workers where they will set up their equipment, materials, and even parking for their cars. This might cause issues in certain streets or neighborhoods, which means you will have to make the appropriate arrangements.
If the floor drainage system under your basement is suitable, some contractors can build a makeshift bath and toilet. For instance, they can construct a fiberglass shower that temporarily drains to the floor. If the underground system is handy, they can even set up an improvised toilet.
Be Prepared for Delays
Your bathroom remodeling project might take longer than you had anticipated despite your meticulous planning, having the materials ready on the jobsite, and the contractor’s tremendous effort. Remodeling a bathroom can come with some last-minute surprises, just like many other complex projects.
Usually, infrastructure or plumbing issues arise at the last minute rather than design or decoration. Most of the time, in order to complete these infrastructure projects, you, or the contractor, must adhere to specific formalities and documentation. Additionally, as the homeowner, you might change your mind while the work is being done. As a result, we advise you to postpone planning an event at your house until you have finished remodeling your bathroom.
It’s perfectly normal for you to feel anxious about not being able to use your bathroom while it’s being renovated. You should consider the suggestions we just provided before you begin remodeling your bathroom. Of course, with your particular situation in mind, you can think of a lot more. The key is that these precautions need to be taken before the workers arrive at your house.
Contact Innovative Kitchen & Bath for a stunning bathroom remodel in Kirkland and the surrounding areas. We’ll make sure you have the look you want with the least amount of hassle.