How To Plan A Bathroom Remodel
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.