A remodeled bathroom will provide you with years of enjoyment. But a poor remodel will remind you every day that you should have had it done right. The bathroom is a special space, with lots of moving parts crammed into a tight area. Not to mention the huge amount of water ready to leak. Setting your budget and planning for the unexpected are two ways to keep your bathroom remodeling project on track. Also be sure to choose the right sink, countertop and toilet for your space. When you invest in your bathroom remodeling project, you want to be sure the results not only meet your immediate needs, but also adds value to your home.
Alway be prepared for the unexpected! Hidden water damage is a very common problem in bathrooms. It can be from a leaky shower pan or a bad toilet wax ring. If your floor is spongy, then there is serious water damage. Other issues are truly hidden, for example a water pipe inside of a wall that you thought you were going to take out. An experienced remodeling contractor will do an extensive survey of your bathroom remodeling project to find as many hidden issues as possible. But even the best contractors can’t see through walls, so don’t expect them to catch every possible problem. That’s why it’s important to plan on adding at least 10% into your budget for the unexpected.
Your bathroom’s surfaces do more than just look good. They also take a lot of abuse. Porcelain tile is a favorite among contractors for the floors and walls alike. Larger tile sizes reduces the number of grout lines which makes cleanup easier. When it comes to your countertop, granite and quartz have migrated from the kitchen into the bathroom, where they deliver the same durability and visual interest. Unlike laminate and solid surface that scratch easily, granite and quartz will last for years.
Given the different trades that are required for a typical a bathroom remodeling project (plumbers, electricians, tile setters, cabinet installers, etc.) it pays to find a remodeling contractor to manage your project. Get estimates from at least three contractors, preferably those you find through word of mouth. Make sure the person you settle on has an up-to-date license and insurance, including workers’ compensation. And scrutinize the contract; it should list every product down to the model number and finish. And don’t automatically go with the lowest bid.
At DOWD RESTORATION we understand that a quality end result when Remodeling your bathroom is of high importance to you. We believe that it is the “little” things that can make a BIG difference in your overall satisfaction. Call us for a an estimate on your next bathroom Remodeling Project! 303-522-8730