It’s Critical: Deciding on a Bathroom Remodeling Project Contractor

There’s no better way to get a quicker and greater return on investment in a home improvement project than with a bathroom remodel. To boot, the bathroom is a critical space in which your family spends time every day. Its function and aesthetic is personal and functional yet appealing to everyone. As such, it’s important that you hire a professional like GBC Kitchen and Bath when working on a bathroom remodeling project. Without the right expertise, ability to budget and work under a time crunch, you could put the entire project at risk.

Here’s why you should hire a professional remodeler to do the job:

1. The scope of work

An inexperienced remodeler or DIY approach could jeopardize the final outcome of the project. For example, if you work with a professional, the contractor will help you figure out your true needs.  The number of people using the bathroom and the needs of those people. An expert will also help you establish the project’s priorities based on your budget. If you have a firm budget of $5,000, the contractor can assist you with establishing the most important, must-have tasks to be done, along with any dreams and desires for the space that fit into the leftover budget. An expert can also help you identify fixtures that can be reused or re-purposed to help you save.

2. DIY jobs

Bathroom remodeling projects are very often complex jobs. They require extensive plumbing knowledge, electrical wiring expertise, building construction history and more. In many cases, homeowners just don’t have the know-how to get the job done right. In fact, sometimes DIY jobs can end up costing you more down the line. For instance, if you improperly install plumbing and it causes a slow leak that damages the wood structure, flooring and more, you’ll be facing a second bathroom remodeling project to fix these costly mistakes.

3. Hiring a pro

Separate the best from the rest when you’re ready to tackle the bathroom. It’s important to take your time when evaluating a bathroom remodeling contractor. It’s not only important that they come highly recommended by a friend or family member, but you should also ensure that the company:

Has handled similar projects

If you’re ripping out the bathroom and starting from scratch, your contractor should have done hundreds of jobs like these. If you’re simply swapping out a tub and replacing the vanity. Your contractor won’t necessarily need that extensive of a history — but it still wouldn’t hurt.

Has a great reputation

Sure, take your friends’ and family’s word for it, but also ask the contractor for additional referrals. These should come from previous customers who’ve had work done similar to what you’d like to do. Be sure to ask lots of questions about the contractor’s quality of work, timeliness, communication, etc.

Holds the right licenses and insurances

You’ll want the contractor to be covered by the appropriate and necessary insurance and licenses to protect you in the event of an accident or damage. This way, the contractor will be held liable for and able to cover/pay for the damages, instead of being your responsibility.

A bathroom remodeling project can be a happy, satisfying experience – if you do the work ahead of time in choosing a reputable professional. Don’t put your family’s reliance on the bathroom in the hands of an untrustworthy contractor. Take the time to plan out the project, vet the supplier’s background and expertise, and then start the project. In the end, you’ll be happy you took the time to do the job right, instead of paying for costly DIY mistakes or shoddy work.