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:
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.