The famous “Murphy” of “Murphy’s Law” fame must have realized his truth while attempting to remodel a bathroom. “Anything that can go wrong will, at the worst time.” Plan as you might, a moisture problem, the wrong materials, a late inspection, an unexpected cost increase, or some other life event can s-l-o-w progress on remodeling your bathroom.
The best advice is to do the project as quickly as possible, even if you have to do it in stages. Delays become inertia and projects don’t seem to get done. Life intercedes and that bathroom project is moved to the back burner. The solution is to make sure you have not only the money, but the available time to complete your bathroom.
Stuff happens. What if you just cannot remodel your bathroom remodeling? The money runs out. Illness stops the labor force. A new job opportunity requires that you be elsewhere—next Tuesday! What can you do?
The answer is: The best you can. If you’ve broken your project into sub-projects you’ll always be near a finishing point. If not, consider hiring (or begging) someone to continue the work for you. If all else fails, just stop where you are. You are remodeling your bathroom to increase enjoyment for you and your living group. If the task becomes counter-productive, take some time to rethink the project and how it fits in your life. Maybe you just need a short vacation from it.