Embarking on your first bathroom remodel can make you feel nervous and excited. After all, transforming one of the most essential rooms in your home is no small task. Maris Home Improvements, a reputable home remodeling and deck contractor, explains how to survive and enjoy your first-ever bathroom remodel.
Pick the Right Time for Your Remodel
The timing of your remodel is as important as its scope. During the winter, for example, securing the materials you need may be difficult. That’s why it’s essential to plan your project carefully and keep an eye on any possible delays.
Budget Your Remodel Wisely
We all know that remodeling isn’t exactly pocket change, but setting a realistic budget can make the whole process smoother. And with our cost-effective solutions, you don’t have to compromise on quality while keeping a keen eye on your wallet.
Understand What You Want
Understanding exactly what you want is the first step in any remodel. You probably have plenty of ideas floating around, but consolidating them into a clear vision can be challenging. That’s where we come in. With experience in a wide range of interior and exterior renovation services, we can help you refine your dream bathroom plan.
Prepare for Demolition
This is what you’ll need to do once you’ve settled the timing and are ready to begin the remodel. Take stock of what you’ll need to take apart and what can stay, and make sure you have the appropriate safety gear, such as goggles and masks. You also may need protective clothing, gloves, and closed-toe shoes for added protection.
Manage the Dust, Dirt, and Noise
It’s no secret that remodels can be noisy and messy, and a bathroom remodel is no exception. To manage the dust, dirt, and noise, keep your family and pets away from the space. You can also use a dehumidifier and, if necessary, plug in a fan so the excess air and moisture can escape.
Other Tips When Removing Your Shower and Bath
The most important issue to consider when starting a bathroom remodel is safety. When disconnecting your bath, make sure to shut off the water supply and follow the directions for draining your tub. Furthermore, you’ll need to disconnect the electricity, so it’s essential to use a voltage tester to identify the wiring configurations and check you’re working in a safe environment.
In terms of removing the shower, start by turning off the water supply, then detach the shower head and spouts before tearing out the tiles. To detach the shower, you’ll need to remove the surrounding drywall and unscrew the shower from its fixtures. When it comes to removing the bath, you’ll also have to unscrew the pump motor from its mountings and shut off the water supply before you can remove it from the drain.
How Can We Help?
We at Maris Home Improvements understand the importance of professional, high-quality work. Whether it’s bathroom remodels, replacement window services, or other home improvement services, you can rely on us. Give us a call at (636) 778-4343 to start the conversation. You can also reach us online and we’ll get back to you.