Things to consider when remodeling a bathroom

Bathroom remodeling is a popular home improvement choice these days.  With so many choices for the materials available, home owners can turn their bathroom into an relaxing space fit for any home décor.  Choosing the right tiles, cabinets, vanities and fixtures can add value to the home and provide a more comfortable environment to those in and out of the home.

When it comes to remodeling, an important factor to keep in mind is budget.  One of the first things that homeowners should decide when remodeling is who they will contract the work to.  What most tile shops will tell you is that the bathroom remodeling project is the smallest facet of the service and may require you to decide whether it is something you can hire out or to try and DIY.

Bathroom Remodel

If choosing the right contractor for the job is paramount, take your time in finding someone with experience and credibility.  Use as many of the features as you can to help you narrow your options.  One of the best ways to narrow your options is by looking at their reputation for work done.  Those who have had some kind of bad experience with a homeowner contractor may be detrimental to your project.

Be sure to research the expertise of any potential contractor you are considering.  Check with the state agencies to determine if there are any complaints against the contractor.  The Better Business Bureau is another great resource for information.  Look for a contractor with a proven track record of happy clients.

If you choose to hire a contractor yourself, take some time to research the products.  This ultimately will depend on your budget and the products you want.  Do some research to find the best products to fit your budget and fits your taste.  Most people have been elsewhere and now believe what they’ve been teaching for so many years is “know what you’re getting themselves into.”

Gather these professionals in a face to face interview. Look for traits such as who will also be handling the work.  Request for a payment schedule at the time of your interview.  Be sure to get a detailed estimate of how much you will all be spending and an schedule of how long it will take to complete the job.

Verify the contract you receive from your contractor.  Once you sign your contract, make sure you understand everything within it.  Any changes must be done to your contract in writing.  You should be given a reasonable time frame to complete the job.  Check with the Better Business Bureau or similar agency on your contractor for possible accreditation and a report about your contractor.

Communication is essential in any project.  After speaking with your contractor, indicate everyone’s availability with a note asking them to please hold for one hour.  Your project is important to you.  Don’t sacrifice it.