Finishing Your Basement

Tips To Help You Survive A Bathroom Renovation

Renovating the bathroom is usually one of the last projects that homeowners take on – this is an especially difficult project if you only have one bathroom in the home. Here, you'll find a few tips that'll help you survive the renovation of the only bathroom in your home.

Hire a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

Bathroom renovations are big projects to begin with, but when you add the fact that you only have that one bathroom in the home, the need to get it done quickly becomes a priority. Instead of taking this huge project on by yourself, hire a bathroom remodeling contractor to get it done for you. Yes, it may cost you more to pay someone to do the work, but the work will be done much faster and it will be done right the first time around.

Tip: Do your research before you hire anyone. Look for reviews from customers detailing how efficiently they work, as well as the quality of their work. You don't want to hire someone that has been known to take twice as long to complete a renovation than it should take.

Lease a Portable Restroom

Leasing a portable restroom will be a lifesaver for you and everyone else living in the home. You might think that a camping potty or some buckets will get you through, but it will quickly become an issue for everyone. Lease a portable toilet to have set up near your home. No, it's not ideal to have to go outside, but it sure beats not having a toilet or having a makeshift toilet in some room of the house.

Camping Shower

You can pick up a camping shower for very little at your local discount store. These showers are basically just small tents with an attachment for a waterline at the top. All you'll have to do is connect a hose to a spigot, preferably one that you can adjust the temperature of the water, and position it over a drain. So, if you have a floor drain in your basement or garage, the tent is set up, the hose connected, and you'll have a shower to use until the bathroom is done.

You'll be happy that you've finally gotten that old bathroom transformed into a fresh, new space – it just takes some planning to get through the project. Hopefully, the above tips will help you get through this trying time with as little distress as possible.