As household projects go, bathroom remodeling is one of the most exciting projects you can take on. At the end of the process, you get a fantastic new bathroom and you have made a wise investment. That doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges and pitfalls to overcome, but with a few basic principles in mind the remodeling project should leave you satisfied and pleased.
Find the Right Company
One of the first items on your agenda is to find a company that shares your vision. You can search websites, talk to neighbors and seek out testimonials from past customers. The following factors are worth investigating:
- How long the company has been in business
- If the company is licensed and insured
- The reputation of the contractor in your community
- Any awards the company has won from respected organizations
If possible, it makes sense to look over other bathroom remodeling jobs the company has done. Finally, it’s a good idea to meet in person with the company by going to its office and speaking at length about the project.
Get a Quote
One of the most common ways for a bathroom project to go awry is to go over budget. Depending on your wishes, a bathroom remodel can vary in price from just a few thousand dollars to $25,000 or more. A professional company should come to your home and give you a detailed quote in writing. This should also cover when the project will be started and how long it will take to finish.
For a bathroom remodeling quote to be accurate, you will need to have a pretty good idea of parameters of the job. Do you want superior finishes and customized touches? Will it be necessary to take down walls and tear out old tile, or will you just be sprucing up a few items. With enough information, the company should be able to provide you with a quote that won’t vary appreciably.