You may have a bathroom remodeling project planned, but you do need to have a game plan if you hope to finish the remodel on time. If you have at least two bathrooms in your home, you can take your time. On the other hand, if you’re hoping to remodel your only bathroom, time is of the essence. So many articles focus on cutting the costs of your remodel, but not the time, so here are some tips to get you started:

*Plan your remodel from start to finish so you don’t make things up as you go along. Once you start working on your bathroom, it’s going to take up a lot of time and energy, so trying to figure out how to lay tiles in the middle of a mess is never a good idea. Have resources on hand that can teach you what you need to know.

*Have people that will help you during your remodel. The more helping hands you have carrying debris out of the bathroom and helping renovate, the faster you will finish the job. When in doubt, it may make sense to hire professional contractors to do the hard part of the work.

*Know what kinds of finishes you want in your new bathroom. Before you take a sledgehammer to your old shower and sink, know the options you have available. It’s best to check out stores in your area before you even start to give you a good idea of the tools and supplies out there. If you’re looking for secondhand supplies, all the more reason to shop early.

A DIY bathroom remodel is going to take quite a bit of time, and you need to be prepared for some tough times! Things rarely go according to plan, so a big dose of patience always helps.