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Let's Renovate: Bathroom Tips

The second in a two-part series on renovating your home. You’ve got the contractor all set. Your design is finalized. You’re in the final stages of preparation before work finally begins on your new bathroom renovation project, and you’re probably feeling excited to see the end result.

But before the work begins, it’s important to take some final steps to make sure you and your household are prepared for the job. Here are a few simple steps you should take to make sure you’re all ready for your upcoming bathroom renovation project.
  • Work out routines: During renovation work, you might have to use another bathroom in your home, or may need to limit the extent to which you’re able to use your current bathroom. This means you will need to schedule bathroom routines for everyone in the home to work around the renovation work. Have assigned timeslots for bathroom usage and stick to those times.
  • Move prep spaces elsewhere: Limit bathroom usage to functions that can only be performed in the bathroom. For other types of daily preparation, such as hair or makeup, you can move those spaces into other rooms. At least temporarily, you can set up these stations in bedrooms, and make sure you have mirrors available. Move spaces for tooth brushing or shaving into powder rooms or other rooms with sinks.
  • Make plans to shower elsewhere: If you don’t have another shower or bath in your home, make plans to do so elsewhere. If you have a gym membership, you can shower there. Otherwise, if your work has a shower or if you have friends or family willing to let you come by to use their showers, you can take advantage of those opportunities.
  • Remove and organize toiletries: Make sure you remove all items from your bathroom, and have your essentials organized and ready to use. Pack up items into separate boxes, one for everyday items, one for seldom-used items and one for unopened items. Now’s also a good time to throw anything away that might be old or no longer usable.
  • Make plans for pets: The process of remodeling a bathroom can be noisy and messy, and may cause some stress to any pets you have in the house. It might be a good idea to block off the area surrounding the bathroom from being accessed by them to try to limit the potential stress as much as possible.
  • Prepare for arrival: Before contractors arrive at your home, make sure you’ve got the area clear for them to work. Be sure to also clear the way for them to come in and out of the home and carry whatever tools, equipment or materials they need.
Don’t forget to check out the kitchen tips installment from last week. For more information about some of the steps you can take to prepare for an upcoming bathroom remodeling project, contact us today at PipeMasters: info@pipemasters.ca or (289) 404-9063.

PipeMasters is part of Oakridge Plumbing Ontario Ltd. and serves the East GTA, Durham Region, North to Lindsay & Peterborough, out to Cobourg and all points in between. All Rights Reserved.
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