Most of the times, people who are starting a master bathroom renovation expect to deal with what should be just a light remodeling project. However, that is not always the case, because, without proper planning a bathroom renovation can turn quickly into a full on remodeling project that takes more time and requires more resources than initially anticipated. Therefore, before you start taking on such a renovation project it’s important to know what you should expect.
Expect to get rid of much clutter
Before you start gathering all the things that you need to put away to start working on a bathroom, it’s easy to underestimate the amount of clutter scattered around the room. The bathroom cabinets or the shelves that you have there are most likely full of things that you haven’t used in a long time or that you don’t need anymore. Now it’s a good time to get organized and decide what to keep, what to store elsewhere or what should go into the garbage bin.
Having too much stuff lying around the bathroom only makes the room seem so much smaller, or even darker, especially if it’s a smaller bathroom.
Expect to make mistakes
You don’t plan your budget accordingly, you forget to have something set aside for emergencies, you make the wrong choice of materials or who knows what else can happen? It’s important to maintain you calm and to keep in mind that every problem has a solution. You can adjust your expectations or you can make some changes to the initial plan, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure that your master bathroom renovation goes smoothly in the end.
Keep your house clean
Even if it’s just one room that you renovate, expect to have dust all over the house. The best option to make sure that you have less dust to clean is to make use of plastic tunnels. It’s not very appealing but it saves a lot of time with the cleaning. Also, you should make sure that the contractor you’re working with will make sure that everything is clean and tidy after the renovation is over. Some contractors charge extra for this type of service, so ask if the cleaning is included in the original cost estimate for the bathroom renovation.
Expect a lot of noise
When it comes to renovation projects, there’s no way to make them on “silent mode”. If you’re working from home or if you’re the type of person that enjoys activities for which you need to have silence around you. Noise is inevitable, so either find a different place to work or take some time off during the renovation.
Stay on top of things
Now it’s the best time to put your project management skills at good use. Keep tabs on everything from the renovation schedule and the invoice for the materials needed, to the colors used for painting the walls and the best lighting choices.
You can also keep track of the progress made by documenting it with photos. Sometimes, you don’t even realize how much work is done in one day until look at the “before” and “after” photos.
Have multiple suppliers on hold
You can never know what might go wrong when it comes to the materials used for the master bathroom renovation. Maybe some items will go out of stock or maybe a supplier decides to hike up the prices unexpectedly. That’s why it’s good to have a short list with suppliers that have the materials you need in stock and that fall into your price range.
If you want some special items or materials, make sure to place the orders on time, because otherwise the renovation will take longer than planned if you expect for certain things to arrive because you placed the order too late.
Ask for advice
If you’re dealing with bathroom fixtures, it’s a good idea to ask for advice from your contractor. They most probably have experience in working with certain brands and can help you make the best choice, not only in terms of aesthetics, but also when it comes to functionality.
Some details are not important
They say that small details can make a difference, but that is not always the case. Don’t opt for the most expensive items just because you have a certain design in mind, especially since there are other options as well, at a more affordable price point. On certain things it’s simply not worth it to splurge.
If you want to change something in your bathroom or in your home, the Good Deal Remodeling will take care of the rest. Our experienced team is specialized in bathroom renovations, but you can also contact us for any other home remodeling project you have in mind.