Bathroom Remodel Preparation Tips

bathroom remodelA bathroom remodel is a tricky project since both wiring and plumbing are usually involved, hardly the things you don’t want to go together since you’ll need a plumber and electrician at the same time. All bathrooms are unique and that means the preparation steps needed vary as well. However, there are universal concepts that you can use before your general contractor arrives. Just keep in mind that when it comes to accurate and fast recommendations, you should talk to your remodeling contractor.

Things To Prepare For A Bathroom Remodel

Flow of Traffic

You need to find out where your general contractor will park his vehicle. You should also know which door he’ll use and the path he’ll take from the entrance door to the bathroom. The majority of general contractors have to make several trips back and forth, and asking them to take their boots every time is not just impractical but also unrealistic. It does not matter what kind of floor you have in your home, purchase some carpet scraps or take out some of your old towels, and ley them in the path that your contract will use. By doing so, you will be protecting your floors without interrupting the bathroom remodel contractor’s process.

Get Rid Of All Objects

Get rid of anything that’s mobile from the location where the general contractor will be working. Here are a few things you need to do before your Myrtle Beach bathroom remodel contractor arrives.

For work that will be done on the shower and bathtub, be sure to remove rubber ducks, razors, washcloths, shampoos, and all soaps. For the toilet, remove the toilet cover and anything else that’s sitting on the back of the toilet. For the sink, get rid of the candles, soaps, and anything that is on the counter of your sink. For the sink base, get rid of all the items underneath the sink that could be in blocking the plumbing. In case the sink base will be replaced, don’t forget to empty the drawers. For the floor, get rid of the magazines, bathmats, scales, trash cans, and anything that sits on the floor. For the walls, pull of the towel racks. Empty your medicine cabinet, too.

Advanced Preparation Tips for DIYers

In case you an avid DIYer and you’ve talked to your general contractor before doing anything, here are a few things you can do to help your contractor work a bit faster, and perhaps even save you a bit of cash. You shouldn’t do any of these if you haven’t talked to your general contractor.

Remove The Tile

In case you have linoleum or tile and you know how to tear your existing floor, then take out all that you can. This could save you and the general contractor a lot of resources. But be sure to ask for the things you can and cannot do from your contractor first.

You should turn the water off especially if the contractor will be ripping out the majority of the fixture and create a new route for the plumbing. This is a pretty simple task, however, the general contractor Myrtle Beach will thank you big time if you do it for them instead. If you have a curtain or a shower door, get rid of them before the contractor arrives.

Call Keystone General Contracting if you are looking for a general contractor who can help you with your bathroom remodel project.

Keystone General Contracting
Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 465-0685