If you’re considering home bathroom remodeling, you’re definitely going to be confronted with a ton of options in terms of styles, shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from for every aspect of even the smallest half-bath. A trained, insured, and certified professional bathroom design service, such as Dirt Connections, can help even the most confused homeowner navigate the sometimes exhausting world of bathroom styles and finishes with 7 bathroom remodeling tips.
Avoid Cutting Corners
Moisture is prevalent in all bathrooms. This moisture can cause, mold growth, and the degradation of tile flooring, showers, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, and even drywall and ceilings. Choose products that will last, including sturdy porcelain tiles and easy to clean surfaces.
Request For Site Inspection
This is were it’s gets personal. Your contractor candidate will now visit your home to discover you unique site conditions and home remodeling requests. Remember it’s your money. You want to spend your money with the contractor who provides the best service. Best service includes includes follow up phone calls, on time site inspection arrivals, communication update (phone, text & email) and overall presentation of the company and the person. Be sure to record who you felt comfortable with. Which contractor was kind? Who listened to you? Who understands your vision? These are just a few questions to ask yourself.
Fix the Problems, Don’t Cover Them Up
If a leaky, outdated, or deteriorated shower or toilet in your current bathroom is causing water damage, mold growth, or other issues, don’t just cover it up with a cosmetic solution. Some companies advertise a “quick fix” bathroom repair system. This may only cover up your old mess of a shower or bath with a shiny new cap. Using this method as a solution completely disregards the underlying problem. Your problem shower, will continue to contribute to the existing mold and grime. Left unchecked, leaky bath and shower components can cause severe damage.
Stick With the Classics
Don’t get swept up in modern trends, or gaudy color schemes. We advise sticking with neutral colors that are adaptable to your changing tastes.
Contact the Pros
Just because you’ve watched a couple of clever Youtube videos, or read Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies, it doesn’t mean you are an overnight expert at the plumbing and electrical components. Work on these components requires skill and know how.
Now let’s talk about the contractor. You need a true professional contractor. Your successful bathroom remodeling project, depends on it. To find a true professional bathroom remodeling contractor, let me make some suggestions. Work to find the best professional bathroom remodeling contractor you need. If you want a successful bathroom remodeling, get a bathroom remodeling contractor. You want your bathroom project completed in a prompt, precise and professional manner. Your job, is to check out their ability and get what you want. You want to do all you can and make the best decision for you.
With the work you completed beforehand, you should have 3 – 6 home bathroom remodeling estimates. Now sit down, in a quiet place and evaluate and compare each remodeling estimate. As you read each estimate, make sure the steps or results you want are outlined. I prefer a line item for each step of the remodeling project. Make sure, the contractor has worked hard to describe your vision in the estimate. Estimates that are unclear and lack detail get tossed immediately. The estimates that provide for a clear explanation of your project with a fixed price, move on to final contractor selection. With 3 – 6 home remodeling estimates of your liking, make one final request for references and photos of completed work.
How long does a bathroom renovation take?
A small complete bathroom remodel can be done in about 3 – 5 weeks.
How far should a toilet be from a wall?
The toilet flange is 15 1/2″ from the frame wall. This equates to 15″ from the drywall.
Why is bathroom remodeling so expensive?
Bathroom require skilled tradesmen. Skilled tradesmen and material expenses add to the bathroom remodeling project.
What is the minimum size for a bathroom with shower?
Shower floor minimum size is usually, 30 inches by 30 inches.
How long does it take to install a walk in shower?
Expect 4 – 10 days.
Do I Need A Permit?
Permits are usually needed with bathroom remodeling. Check with your local building department for bathroom remodeling details.
What colors make a small bathroom look bigger?
White or light colors can make a bathroom look bigger.
The 7 basic bathroom remodeling tips above, allow you to be ready to confront the many options in terms of styles, shapes, sizes, and colors for your new bathroom.
Free Consultations Are Available!
Contact Dirt Connections online or by phone for a free initial consultation and estimate. Don’t wait! Our Fairfax bathroom remodeling experts are ready to get your bathroom remodeling project started.