Many people dread the thought of remodeling their bathroom. Horror stories from other people having to live without a functional bathroom for months could scare you from ever remodeling your own bathroom. If you live in a home with only one large bathroom and one guest bathroom or you have a large family, living without a major functional bathroom for a while can be hard to deal with.
That does not mean that you cannot ever remodel your bathroom however – there are plenty of fast remodeling tips to help you have a remodeled bathroom without having to live without your bathroom for months on end.
Time Saving Tips
One of the best ways to save time on your bathroom remodeling is to repair items in your bathroom rather than replace them. Items such as the tub, shower or vanity can be repaired rather than replaced – saving you both time and money.
Many projects in the bathroom can be done on your own such as repairing the caulk in the bathtub or shower or repairing holes or cracks in the grout. These projects that can be done on your own can be completed when it is convenient for you and your family to be without that bathroom for a short period of time. Major projects such as refinishing the entire shower or tub or adding a tub enclosure rather than replacing the entire shower or tub might take the services of a professional, and will require scheduling with that professional, but they can still be completed much faster than replacing your tub or shower all together. Another benefit of fixing your fixtures rather than replacing them is the time you will save on cleanup. The demolition of your existing structures can be very dusty and dirty, causing you to spend a great deal of your time cleaning.
Another great way to save time during your bathroom remodeling project is to leave the plumbing where it is. That does not mean that you cannot replace your toilet or tub if you so desire, but if you keep it exactly where the existing toilet or tub was originally, you will reduce the need for extensive plumbing projects in your home that are time consuming as well as very dirty. When you change the location of your plumbing, it is almost certain that you will need the services of a professional plumber, which will take up more time; money and cause much more mess than if you leave the plumbing where it is.
Other quick fixes that you can perform to your bathroom to give it a quick remodel include changing the hardware on your vanity and cabinets, adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls, changing the wall décor and switching out the shower curtain. All of these changes might seem small, but when they all add up, you are left with a gorgeously remodeled bathroom without the time or mess that a traditional bathroom remodel entails.