Designing your dream bathroom is exciting but the actual renovation can be costly, time consuming and stressful. It might be the smallest room in the house but it can often cause the biggest headaches! To keep your bathroom reno on track we’ve put together a list of tips to streamline your bathroom project to avoid delays.
1. Consider an alternative water source
During the project, the home’s water supply needs to be switched off, if you have a full time contractor it might be worth considering an alternative water source. Small disruptions, like switching off the water each day can become a time waster – reduce the additional jobs and keep your project on track. During construction, consider options such as renting a portable toilet and shower and buying bottled water.
2. Work to a project program, using a critical path
A program will act as a guideline of when elements such as the vanity, fixtures, tiles and cabinets need to be selected, ordered and installed. Investing highly in this planning process will ensure that renovation tasks are not suspended due to the delayed delivery of orders or items not being completed in the right sequence.
3. Ask your contractor for an inspection before starting construction to uncover hidden problems.
You could save a lot of money, time and effort by repairing hidden problems in your bathroom such as water or pest damage before the renovation begins, rather than halfway through the process. If you’re renovating an older home, this should be on the priority list!
Planning and ensuring all measures have been taken to avoid delays will help your project run smoothly, stay on track for completion and help you feel in control!