5 Tips to Make Your Bathroom Remodeling Project a SuccessHugo Nicastro
Once upon a time, a trip to the bathroom was a journey to the most personal, private and peaceful place in your home. Beware, when doing a bathroom remodeling, that once serene bathroom suddenly transforms into a dirty, dusty and noisy construction site! Hiring help when doing a bathroom remodel can give you a great sigh of relief when you realize your plumbing skills aren’t as expert as you imagined and you discover that you don’t actually enjoy tiling. Here’s hoping you splurged on that two bathroom home, but even if you didn’t, our team has some trusted tips to help you pee freely and clean daily despite your bathroom remodeling.
1. Ask The Right Questions
Bathroom time is serious, so its important to sit down your contractor and ask all the questions you can before the project starts. First and foremost, how long will the bathroom remodel take? Will you ever be left without a toilet (e.g. when the tile layer leaves the grout to dry)? What materials are needed for the job? As soon as you find out, go and purchase them all to ascertain that the project won’t go overtime. Ask your contract what other areas of the house might be impacted during the renovation, if they have all necessary permits prepared and if they can provide vent fans for all the dust. Do the workers clean the house each night before they leave?
2. Cover your floors
From the entry to the bathroom to the exit, it is a good decision to set out lots of drop clothes to catch all the dirty boot and dust dirt that will otherwise wander around your home.
3. Build a backup bath or shower
If you live in the country and have a big property, a camping shower in an enclosed space can do wonders (and reconnect you with nature). Urbanites and town-dwellers might want to consider building a temporary fiberglass shower (and even toilet) in the basement or the garage. Another scenario is to wash in your laundry or kitchen sink… or visit your family members each morning before work for a quick clean up.Setting up a family bathing schedule is a great idea too.
4. Emergency Toilet
Depending on the length of your project and the availability of a second bathroom in your home, it would be wise to invest in a port-o-potty or camping toilet to get you through. If you have a good relationship with your neighbours, ask them if you can use their facilities, or check out your local gym.
5. Go on Vacation
There is absolutely no time like bathroom remodeling time to slip away for a well-deserved vacation where you and yours can enjoy a bathroom experience as wonderful as (hopefully) your future bathroom will give you.
Bathroom remodeling is not the end of the world, and with some planning, organization and good friends to call upon, you and your family can stay clean and happy despite the tornado of work spinning through your home. Check out our bathroom remodeling work at Perspective Renovations to see some of our amazing bathroom transformations and contact us today for more information on our services.