Top Tips to Make Your Bathroom Renovation Go Smoothly

Even the most extensive bathroom renovations will go smoothly with the right team and some planning ahead. Forget about last-minute expenses keeping you up at night and unexpected challenges stressing you out. These top tips to make your bathroom renovation go smoothly are must-do’s, and we promise, by following them you’ll be thanking yourself for years to come.


  1. Write down your bathroom renovation ideas, wants and needs before starting

Once you start designing and looking at the endless opportunities, it’s all too easy to lose track of why you were remodelling your bathroom in the first place.

To keep on track and ensure you don’t overlook anything, be sure to write down exactly what you dislike about your current bathroom, what you’d like your new bathroom to solve, and any dream features you’d like added if your budget allows. 

When it’s time to make crucial decisions or come to a crossroads in your design, you’ll be happy to have this list to reflect on.

  1. Set a clear timeline and bathroom renovation budget

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Your budget and timeline will equally impact the magnitude of your bathroom renovation – and not having clear expectations of either can easily send your bills skyrocketing and extend the length of your renovation.




A smaller budget and stricter time frame might mean forgoing changing the plumbing or installing new fixtures and instead focusing more on updating the current design with paint, accessories and new flooring.

When setting your timeline and budget, it’s also essential to leave a bit of a buffer. You don’t want unexpected expenses and delays to have a massive impact on your design.


  1. Review and finalise your plans before beginning your bathroom renovation

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Deciding as you go is never a good idea, especially for bathroom renovations. Before the first tool is picked up, be sure to have a clear idea of your design plan, an expected budget, your timeframe and an order of what needs to be done.

Delaying even simple decisions can throw off your budget and result in setbacks. Remember, bathroom renovations have a set order in which things need to be done. Last-minute changes can cause a domino effect of expenses and delays, and they rarely result in any savings.



  1. Order your fixtures and other necessities well before starting your bathroom remodelling

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Once your plan is in place, you’ll be itching to get going on your remodel. However, this is when it pays to be extra patient and make sure all your parts are available and ordered – especially if the bathroom you’re renovating is one of your main ones.





As we’ve mentioned, bathroom renovations need to be done in a particular order. One small piece missing that seemed insignificant can mean your entire remodel is at a standstill. So do yourself a favour, order all your parts and decorations upfront, and you’ll have a much more relaxing bathroom renovation.



  1. Schedule your bathroom renovation at a convenient time

After you have your plans set and your fixtures ordered, it’s now time to start scheduling your bathroom renovation. Before diving in, consider any upcoming visits from relatives, holidays and other plans.

Try and avoid a tight time frame and always plan for the renovation to take longer than expected. It’s also essential to avoid remodelling close to Christmas and New Years. Getting any parts will become an impossible mission over the holidays, and you might be left with a bathroom renovation on pause for a month or longer.



  1. Be prepared to be down a bathroom during renovation

It may seem like we’re stating the obvious, but one of the biggest hurdles of bathroom renovations is adjusting to being a bathroom down for a few days up to a few weeks. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the bathroom during the renovation, so you’ll want to be prepared.

If it’s one of your main bathrooms, creating a shower schedule will avoid traffic jams and reduce the risk of cold showers. You’ll also want to make sure you grab all your necessities out of the bathroom being remodelled and consider other places in the house you can brush your teeth, dry your hair and so forth.



  1. Bathroom renovations always mean extra noise and mess

Once the bathroom renovation gets going, one thing is sure, you’re going to have to deal with extra people in your house, lots of noise and mess. If you work from home, you may want to scope out a couple of cafes nearby you can work in for the extra noisy days. Investing in good noise-cancelling headphones can also make a huge difference.

If there’s a time of day that works best for you for the contractors to come in, don’t be afraid to let them know. Of course, the more flexible you are, the quicker your remodel will get done, but you may be surprised that it’s not a problem for them to work around your schedule.



  1. Don’t rush and be flexible with your bathroom renovation ideas

This one is much easier said than done, especially when you’re a bathroom down. However, if you go into your bathroom renovation knowing that things may take longer than expected and a few curveballs are likely to come your way, you’ll be more prepared to accept these challenges when they arise.

It’s easy to get frustrated and try and speed things up by tackling other parts of the renovation instead of being patient. Yet, this can slow the process down and cause unnecessary expenses in the long run. You don’t want to go back and re-do work should you skip ahead.



  1. Hire a bathroom renovation expert you can trust

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The easiest way to ensure your bathroom renovation goes smoothly? Hire a professional who will oversee the process, take care of the scheduling and be there when questions or concerns arise. Contractors can get the best pricing in high-quality products and will spot challenges before they occur.

Once the remodelling is underway, you can expect timely updates and progress reports. Knowing you’re in good hands means you can avoid keeping a hawk-eye on everything that’s being done and put all the nitty-gritty details out of your mind.

To ensure your bathroom renovation goes smoothly, get in touch with Bathroom Craft for a free consultation, and before you know it, your renovation will be in the rearview mirror.

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