How to Prepare for Bathroom Remodeling in Phoenix, AZ

August 17, 2019

Bathroom remodeling can be logistically difficult, especially if you are working on the only bathroom in your home that has a bathtub or shower. Luckily, there are a variety of steps you can take in advance to prepare for the remodeling project to make life easier both on the contractors and yourself.

With this in mind, here are some tips to help you better prepare for bathroom remodeling in Phoenix, AZ.

Open up space for an easy flow of traffic

Once the project begins, the contractor will need a place to park their vehicle. You should also create a clear path between the door you want them to use to the bathroom they’ll be working on. There should be plenty of room along that path for them to get through with whatever tools or equipment they’ll be carrying.

It’s also a good idea to lay out some towels, old carpet scraps or cardboard in the path of traffic. This will make for better floor protection in a way that does not make things inconvenient for the bathroom contractor.

Clear the area

Before the contractor comes to your home, make sure you remove items from the bathroom where they’ll be working. This includes anything that might be in the tub or shower (shampoos, soaps, razors, washcloths), toilet (toilet cover, anything on the back), sink (soaps, candles, other items on or around the sink), floor (bathmats, trash cans, scales), walls (towel racks, mirrors, anything in a medicine cabinet) and anything else you might have in the room that can easily be moved out of the way to allow the contractor to work more easily.

Depending on the kind of shower you have, it might also be worthwhile to take off the door to the shower. Otherwise, if you’re using a shower curtain, removing that curtain is definitely a good idea, because it will only get in the way of the contractor’s work.

Turn off the water

If you know where the water shutoff valve for your home is located, feel free to turn it off right before the contractor arrives, and stock up on fresh water in advance. If you don’t know the location of your water shutoff valve, you should probably figure it out, because this is an important piece of knowledge to have as a homeowner that will almost certainly come in handy for other projects.

Take off tiles

If you want to get a little more hands-on with your remodel, you can remove some tile yourself. This saves the contractor some time, and saves you some money. This can be either flooring or tile on the walls. Removing what you can gives the contractor one less task to worry about and cuts down on your labor costs. However, be sure to talk to your contractor first before you decide to go ahead with this process.

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