Survival Tips for bathroom remodeling!

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Survival Tips for bathroom remodeling!
Wed, 05-21-2008 - 1:03pm

When it comes to words to live by during a bathroom remodeling, you could choose from an entire batch of pithy and proverbial expressions: No pain, no gain. Good things come to those who wait. Pick any phrase, but don’t expect words alone to sustain you through this “adventure.” Flexibility and strategic planning are your best start-to-finish tools. Here are a few ways you can prepare.

Have a working spare. Most people can’t manage this with a kitchen remodel, but fortunately a second bathroom is common in many homes. If it’s only a powder room, look for options to set up a “portable” shower somewhere else (basements are good candidates).

If your home has only one bathroom, keep the renovation mostly cosmetic unless you have the budget and room to add another bath beforehand or to find temporary rental housing.

Good bath contractors are used to working quickly, so if the project will last only a week or two, see if a local hotel or apartment complex will cut you a deal on a short-term stay.

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