Whether you already started or are ready to dive into your project, we’ve got 3 valuable tips to help mentally prepare for your bathroom remodel. Before you completely gut the entirety of your restroom, you’ll want to mentally prepare for your project too. If you’ve completed a remodeling project in the past, you know the process is a huge undertaking. If you haven’t, have no fear! We know it can seem overwhelming, which it can be if you’re not ready to tackle it, but mental preparation is key to a hassle-free remodeling experience. The more you prep, the less likely you’ll be caught off guard throughout the process.
An entire board pinned with inspiration photos and a cart full of decorative floor tiles might make you feel more ready than ever. We’re sure there’s no shortage of ideas when it involves a vision you’ve drawn up repeatedly in your head. For many, this is usually the more exciting part of a remodel, and we fully understand why. But we have these 3 tips to help mentally prepare for your bathroom remodel so that you can find joy in all aspects of your project.
3 Tips to Help Mentally Prepare for Your Bathroom Remodel
- Have a Positive + Optimistic Attitude
A good attitude makes a greater difference. As much as we intend for things to go as planned, we know that isn’t always the case. Especially now due to the ongoing pandemic. To be fully transparent, it’s still causing supply chain issues and nearly every industry is dealing with the effects of those delays.
Aside from that, unexpected surprises are a bit expected when tearing down and rebuilding parts of a home. For instance, water damage caused by leaking pipes may go unseen for years until the walls are finally removed to expose them. In other cases, a lab test may determine there is toxic asbestos in materials that were previously used to build your bathroom. When dealing with these scenarios, an optimistic outlook will help you see the silver linings and keep you focused on the end result.
- Know Your Project Timeline
When you know the timeline of your project phases, you can plan other activities accordingly. For some, a home with more than one bathroom means one of them could be out of commission longer. If you have a home with only one bathroom though, you’ll definitely want to know when you can use it and when it will be off limits. It’s helpful to know what to expect for those unexpected scenarios too. You’ll want to know how they’ll effect or prolong your remodel so you can have a backup plan in place.
Knowing your timeline will allow you to prepare your home for the work to be done too. You may want to ask your contractor how much space they’ll take up, what areas of your home they’ll need access to, and how much foot traffic you should expect. This will help you set realistic expectations.
- Work with a Licensed and Insured Professional
Selecting a company with a contractor’s license and valid insurance coverage benefits you in more ways than you might imagine. A valid license ensures whoever you’re hiring understands how to conduct business, has the necessary skillset, and is familiar with local law/code requirements. Valid insurance, specifically liability and worker’s compensation coverage, can protect you from becoming financially liable if workers are injured on your property. This means one less thing for you to stress over. You can read more about selecting the right contractor in one of our other blog posts, 4 Important Questions to Ask Your Remodeler.
Let’s Get Your Project Started
Regardless of where you’re at in your remodel phases, these tips can be helpful. It’s never too late to re-center yourself and take on a fresh outlook for your project. When you mentally prepare for your bathroom remodel, things are bound to go smoothly.
American Home Remodeling is here to serve our SoCal community. We are licensed, insured, and remodel over 1,000 bathrooms a year. It’s safe to say we know what we’re doing! Our experts would be delighted to work with you on your bathroom remodel too. Contact us through our website or call us at (888) 940-9995 to learn more.