A bathroom renovation is an exciting change in your home, but it can also cause a lot of stress and disruption. Luckily, there are some simple ways you can prepare yourself and your household for a bathroom renovation to ensure the process is as smooth and comfortable as can be.
Have a plan
Whether you’re renovating your bathroom to give it a fresh look or as a way to safeguard your home against water damage, you should have a specific plan for how you want your bathroom to be remodelled and how long it will take. Go over this plan carefully with your renovator, if using one, to ensure your plan is workable, you get exactly what you want, and you are prepared for the time and costs of renovating. You’ll also want to make sure the materials, items, and tools needed are in stock so you don’t have to wait around longer than expected.
Clear the bathroom space
If you won’t be using the bathroom at all while it’s being renovated, perhaps because you have another bathroom you can use, clear it out entirely and give it a clean before you get started or the construction crew arrives. If you’ll still be using your bathroom during the remodelling, streamline the products and items in the space. Only keep essential items in the bathroom or use a small plastic box or caddy to easily take toiletries into the bathroom when needed. No one wants to work in a dirty, cluttered bathroom and ensuring the space is clear will make things quicker and easier for the renovators.
Create a bathroom schedule
A bathroom renovation in a family home can create a lot of disruption. Kids will want to use the bathroom before school and a limited amount of time in the morning for everyone to shower before the renovators arrive can create stress, missed showers, and even prevent the construction crew from getting in a full day’s work in the bathroom. The best way to avoid this is to create a bathroom schedule for everyone in the household. Some family members could switch to showering in the evening until the remodelling is done and limiting shower times to ensure everyone has time to use the bathroom are some easy ways to work together during the remodel.
Stock up on quick hygiene products
Dry shampoo and shower gel, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, and even a bucket are some products you should stock up on before your bathroom remodel begins. There might be days or even weeks where you don’t have full access to your bathroom and will need to find alternative ways to keep yourself clean. Set up a cleaning station by your kitchen sink so that you can have a ‘sink shower’ if need be.
Find other places to shower
Does your gym have a shower? If so, make the most of it during your bathroom renovation. Likewise, friends or neighbours may be willing to let you pop over for a shower when you really need it. It’ll be a tough few weeks or even months while your bathroom is being renovated, so finding options for when you really need a nice long shower is essential.