The Bath Design Process
Live Through The Remodel
Throughout your bathroom remodeling project, you’ll have family, a team of professionals, and guests come and go through your home. Relax; there are steps you can take to make sure your home doesn’t look like it’s under construction.
- Create a clean work area. Save your professionals time by cleaning out the old bathroom vanity and cabinets and the pathway to and around the work area before the project begins. Relocate or pack away any items in this space that could be accidentally damaged.
- Seal off your rooms. Ask your cabinetry installer to block off the construction zone and vents in the room with plastic sheets. Since dust will filter throughout the home, cover carpeting with plastic sheets and protect large pieces of furniture with sheets or blankets.
Identify the installer’s work zone. At the beginning of the project, decide which rooms the installer will be working in and how much access they will
have to the rest of the house. For example:
- What room do you prefer they use as a preparation/staging area for cabinetry installation? This will most likely be the room where your new KraftMaid cabinets and fixtures are stored.
- Is there space in the garage for the installer to set up tools and cutting materials? This may minimize dust filtering through the home.
- Will you provide the installer with a house key?
- Is there an alternate bathroom the installation team should use?
- Identify the rooms that will be accessible throughout the installation. Determine how you and your family will get around your house. If the room being renovated is near a major access point, you will need to create a detour through nearby rooms during work hours.
- Keep your feet covered. Your house may become a mini construction site filled with tools and nails during the installation. To avoid injuries, wear a pair shoes indoors during the bath remodel.
- Keep the receipts together in one file. Whether it’s your KraftMaid cabinets, new fixtures, lighting or paint - keep all of your receipts together.
- Create a photo journal. Track the progress of your installation with photos and notes. This will be a great keepsake to show guests after the bathroom renovation is complete.
Keep reading for tips on how to create a project plan for a successful installation.
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