Two Tips for a Stress-Free Bathroom Renovation

Having your bathroom renovated can be somewhat stressful. However, there are things that you can do to minimise the amount of stress you experience during this process. Read on to find out more.

Prepare in advance for the lack of water

If your bathroom renovation project is going to be quite a simple one, which involves minor jobs such as replacing the floor tiles or painting the walls, then you won't have to worry about the water supply being cut off. However, if the renovation work will involve installing a new toilet, sink or shower (or altering the arrangement of your existing bathroom suite) then your plumber will almost certainly need to switch off your property's water supply for at least a day or two.

Having no water with which to bathe, cook food, do laundry or rinse your dirty dishes can be extremely stressful, even when it's just for a couple of days. As such, if, for practical or financial reasons, you cannot simply stay at a hotel whilst the water supply in your home is off, you must make sure that you are prepared for this eventuality.

A few days before your plumber arrives, you should stock up on plenty of bottled water. You should purchase enough bottles to cover you and your family's daily water intake requirements. Additionally, consider buying some hand sanitiser wipes or gel, so that you can clean your hands without water throughout the renovation project.

If you are friendly with nearby neighbours, it might also be wise to ask them if they would allow you to use their washing machine and bathing facilities whilst your water supply is turned off. If this is not an option, you should find out the location of your nearest laundromat and leisure centre, so that you can wash laundry and shower whilst the plumber carries out work on your bathroom.  

Create a safe work environment for your renovation team

Few things are more stressful than dealing with injuries and accidents during a renovation project. If your plumber or construction team are hurt, they may need to postpone the completion of the work until their injury has healed. Alternatively, you might need to find a replacement tradesperson, which could take several weeks. In either case, you could be left with an unfinished and unusable bathroom for a long period of time.

As such, it is sensible to take precautions to ensure that everyone stays safe during your bathroom renovation.

Firstly, make sure that any water spillages that occur during the plumbing process are cleaned up immediately, as water on the floor could result in someone slipping and hurting themselves, or being electrocuted if they come into contact with it whilst they are operating a high-voltage power tool.

Secondly, make sure that any packaging supplies, shards of old tile, nails and cables are picked up off the floor throughout the course of the work day, so that none of the workers trip over them and suffer cuts or fractures. For more information, contact a plumber.