dcsimg
 

Popular searches in the Ashburn area:

  • Windows
  • Siding
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Roofing
  • Basements
  • Cabinets

Surviving Your Bathroom Renovation

Surviving Your Bathroom Renovation

Looking For a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor Fast?

September 18, 2009

Considering the plans and budget for a bathroom remodel project can strike panic to even the most level-headed homeowner. Beginning a bathroom renovation when you have only a single bath in the home can really put you and your family on edge. Given your best planning, the project is still bound to be disruptive, noisy, and may cost more than you thought.

But there's hope. You can arrange for temporary toilet and shower facilities during the renovation, and you can minimize the burdens of displacement through careful planning. Let's look at some ways to ease the transition to a remodeled bathroom:

  • Plan and Order Bathroom Materials Ahead of Schedule
    You may be temporarily displaced for as long as a few weeks. There's no reason to extend the agony due to poor planning. Be sure you or your bathroom contractor has itemized and ordered all the components--lighting, fixtures, hardware, paint, electrical, plumbing--before the start date. Make sure all the necessary permits and local approvals are set in action.
  • Make Bathroom Arrangements Before the Renovation
    If you've decided to bring in a portable toilet, contact local companies and arrange for its arrival by your start date. Some homeowners install temporary outdoor showers or shower stalls and sinks in the garage before tackling the bath remodeling. Consider showering at a local gym or health club. If you have arrangements with neighbors for the use of facilities, remind them before the workers arrive.

Perhaps it's a good time to rent a motel room for the most disruptive days. Some contractors will even install a "loaner" toilet that fits in another room or garage. And don't forget: holding your contractors to the agreed schedule can spare plenty of heartache.

About the Author: Woodrow Aames has written articles and profiles for Yahoo, Microsoft Network, Microsoft Encarta, and other websites and print magazines around the world. He holds an MFA degree and has taught English abroad.
Share |

Find Local Contractors Today
Remodel Your Kitchen

GREAT DEAL ALERT! The Washington DC, Baltimore, and Virginia area is currently enjoying a surplus of Kitchen Contractors who want to compete for your kitchen project.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR KITCHEN PROJECT

Check out some of these popular projects in the Ashburn area:

Window Replacement

Vinyl Siding Replacement

Kitchen Remodeling

Roofing