Top tips for surviving a bathroom renovation

So finally the time is here. You are about to have your new bathroom installed. It’s going to look wonderful when it’s finished and you can’t wait to enjoy using it. Now to mention showing it off to your friends!



There’s only one small hurdle to overcome. That’s the installation process itself. No pain no gain, they say. But what can you do to make your bathroom renovation as stress-free as possible?


In this article we look at:


  • How to plan your ideal bathroom
  • How to prepare for your bathroom renovation
  • How to manage during your bathroom renovation


How to plan your ideal bathroom


Before any work starts, you need to be completely sure that you are going to get exactly what you want. The best bathroom possible for the space and budget you have available. Many bathroom renovation nightmares are due to bad planning, so it is worth putting in the effort beforehand to make sure you’re 100% confident that you will be delighted by the finished result.



A Stone and Chrome professionally designed bathroom starts right from the moment you first discuss your requirements with us. We use top quality computer aided design software to create an accurate 3D image of your new bathroom, and have the opportunity to make changes to ensure that it is exactly what you want before any work takes place.


How to prepare for your bathroom renovation


This is where good communication with your bathroom installer is essential. We’ve all heard horror stories about installers who keep changing the installation date, don’t turn up on the appointed day, or do turn up but without all the supplies they need. You need to have complete confidence in your bathroom installation company, and have clear communication from them so that you know exactly what is happening when.


Once you have a definite date, you can then declutter your old bathroom ready for take off. Also make sure that you have easy access to all the bathroom products that you would normally use, wherever you are going to need them during the renovation.


It’s also useful to put away or cover as many items in the surrounding rooms as possible, because dust travels fast. This will make it much easier to get back to normal afterwards.



How to manage during your bathroom renovation


When you have a date for your bathroom renovation, you need to decide how to manage during that time. One option is to go away and leave the bathroom installers to it. The advantage of this is that you avoid all the noise and dust, and come home to a gorgeous new bathroom. 


The disadvantage is that you are not on hand to see what is going on and deal with any issues or questions that arise. But if you have bathroom installers that you trust, this should not be a problem. Also bear in mind that it is very easy to have a video conversation if needed.


If you are staying put during the bathroom renovation, things are a lot easier if you have another bathroom to use, or even just a downstairs cloakroom. There will then at least be access to a toilet: otherwise you may need to come to an arrangement with your closest neighbours for the short period that this is out of action. 


If your bathroom renovation means that you either can’t bathe or shower at home, or that there is less opportunity to do so, a few alternatives could be:


  • Make good use of local sports, spa and leisure facilities.
  • Call in favours from family and friends, including sleepovers for the children.
  • Rediscover the joys of your festival days – with stand up washes, baby wipes and dry shampoo!


Whichever of the above solutions work best for you, always remember that if you have a reliable bathroom installer it will only be for a few days. And the end result will be well worth it!



So if you are considering a bathroom renovation, why not come and visit Stone and Chrome’s Camberley showroom? We would love to meet you, and will help you to move closer to the bathroom of your dreams. Without the hassle!


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