3. Prepare for Demolition
In order for the new products to come in, the old products must first go out. Demolition is the first step to clearing out your bathroom in order to make way for your new plans. And to be honest, the demolition process is usually one of the fastest and easiest parts of the whole project. But there are still a couple of things you should keep in mind:
● Demolition makes a lot of noise and it would be a good idea to remove all family members and pets from the home during this time.
● Demolition can cause dust and other particles to float in the air for quite some time, so if you are going to remain in the home, you should invest in a mask and some eye protection.
● It’s vital that all of your plumbing and electricity hookups are disconnected before you begin removing appliances.
What do you do if you aren’t removing everything from the bathroom? Perhaps you want to keep your existing shower or sink. You can leave it in the room, but make sure to protect it with padding and plywood so it stays unscathed during the process.
4. Don’t Make New Changes
Once the project has begun, it is really difficult to make any sudden changes. Your budget has been set, your materials have been ordered, and your contractors have been hired. To make a change order in the middle of all the building can really take precious time and money away from everyone involved, especially yourself.
This is especially true if you ask for changes that totally stray away from your original plans and designs. This is just asking to increase costs and make things more difficult for your remodeling team.
5. Upgrade the Essentials
Bathroom remodels usually focus on the visual aspects of the room that you are looking forward to upgrading. It’s exciting to pick out new cabinets, countertops, tiling, and bathtubs. Everything can be totally refreshed and refurbished to create a new bathroom look. But you can’t forget about the essential, unseen things.