Home renovation projects can be extremely exciting (and daunting!), especially when it comes to making significant changes such as renovating your bathroom.
Although it can be an exciting time, a home renovation project can also cause significant distribution to your daily routine, especially when you are changing rooms that you use daily.
Disruption is difficult for anyone, however it can have even more of an impact if you have little ones or a large family. But you’ll be pleased to hear that there are lots of things you can do to prepare your home and family for your bathroom renovation project.
Prepare your bathroom
Before your new bathroom is fitted it’s important that you make sure that you have removed all of your belongings from your bathroom. From toiletries and towels, to free standing units, make sure you remove anything that could get in the way when your new bathroom is being fitted.
It’s vital that the team who are fitting your new bathroom have room to work freely.
Whilst your bathroom is being fitted, it’s important that you and your family are aware of how it will disrupt and impact upon your daily routine. After all, whilst your bathroom is being gutted and re-built you wont have access to any of its facilities so it’s vital that you think about how and where you will get washed etc during this period.
Work with a team you can trust
When it comes to welcoming professionals into your home to carry out construction work, it’s important that you can trust that they will do a good job. After all, in most cases they will be responsible for carrying out every step of the production process, from design in the early stages, through to full execution of the project.
Before committing to one company, spend some time researching your options, ask for testimonials and ask to see their portfolio, this way you can gauge whether or not you are going to be able to work with them comfortably.
Dust, noise, and dirt
Dust, noise, and dirt come hand in hand with renovation projects, and it’s not until the work begins that you will realise how quickly dust and dirt can travel. Even the tidiest workmen cannot stop the inevitable dirt that will accumulate during construction work.
However, there are a few things that you can do to prevent the dust from spreading. If you can, close off the construction area from the rest of your house, and cover your stairs, hallways and any adjoining rooms with dust sheets.
Your home will also be exposed to increased noise levels from tools and the building work being carried out, so it’s important that you make additional plans if you usually work from home or have a young family. A lot of people move into temporary accommodation or move in with a family member whilst significant building work is taking place at home.
When you’ve having to disrupt your lifestyle, it’s highly likely that you will become extremely frustrated, especially if progress is slow. If this is the case, why not take photographs to track the progress of your bathroom refurbishment, this will help you to see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel! And remember, all of the effort will be worth it in the end!