Remodeling Charlotte – Tips for a Faster Bathroom Remodel

Although bathroom remodels are a fairly easy way to make a dramatic change in your home, they can also be very inconvenient and time consuming. Because we must use our bathrooms several times each day, having one closed due to construction can put huge strains on even a small family. If you are looking to speed up your remodel, and avoid having your bathroom out of commission for several weeks while you finish its update, here are a few tips that can help you along.

  1. Don’t change the bathroom layout. Moving plumbing, installing new wires, lighting and fixtures takes lots of time. Avoid costly and time-consuming changes such as moving the bath tub, toilet or sink. Rather than moving them around, switch out the old, outdated fixtures in your room with newer models that are designed perfectly to work in small, confined spaces.
  2. Cover it up. Rather than spending hours demolishing and starting from scratch, consider covering up existing surfaces. Unless you have mold in your floors, walls or ceiling, there are very safe and effective ways to change the look without demolishing and rebuilding.
  3. Buy materials that will help you do your job faster. Many of the classic materials used in bathroom remodels, such as applying tape and plaster. There are products out there, however, that will allow you to “cheat” a little bit, without compromising the quality of your project. A powdered, quick-drying joint compound, for example, may take a little more work to mix up than a pre-mixed bucket, but those few minutes spent mixing can save you considerable time drying.  Other speed-increasing options include pre-finished doors, windows, trim and baseboard.

With the proper planning, the right materials and a little bit of help, you can complete your bathroom remodel Charlotte quickly and efficiently. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Benham Builders team to talk about your next bathroom remodeling project. We also have many additional resources available at

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