How To Plan A Bathroom Remodel

By Robert Robillard on Bathrooms

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Having a plan doesn’t not mean picking out tile and paint colors and then smashing out the walls. It means thinking the whole process through, writing it down and trying to anticipate problems, time sinks and construction road blocks.

Prior to starting the project, take the time and effort to thoroughly inspect the home and come up with a plan of approach.  Hire an architect or general contractor to inspect and work up a scope of work or drawing.   Plan for and try to think in a way that allows you to always plan for that “next step.”

Many people assume that the contractor will make logical decisions in scheduling and planning the project.  The fact of the matter is that a bathroom project involves numerous different contractors and each and every one of them has their own schedule and agenda.  Getting these folks to physically see the site, submit a proposal and commit to a schedule can be a task but is imperative to do.

Your bathroom and part of your home is about to become a construction area.   Discuss and establish ground rules with your contractor; where workers can drop lumber, store materials, cleaning up after themselves, dump trash, use the toilet, and park their vehicles. This also the time to discuss and plan for debris removal and dust containment. 

Remember, a clean job eliminates safety hazards and helps to keep the clients at ease, it also presents a more professional appearance for the contractor. 

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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