Bathroom remodeling doesn't have to be scary!
Does the word “remodel” or “renovation” scare you? That’s okay, you are not alone! There are many people who cringe when they hear those two words.
Why is that?
My guess is people get stressed about the whole process ahead of them and the potential problems along the way. But honestly, there is no need to stress about a remodel if you:
- are organized
- have the right budget
- know a good remodeling crew
Our bathroom remodeling experts at deWit Construction & Remodeling offer these 4 steps to a perfect bathroom remodel so things will go smoothly and as stress-free as possible.
1. Determine if a remodel is necessary
The first step is simple; determine if a remodel project is even necessary. Is your bathroom outdated? Damaged? Just plain gross? Well if you answered yes to any of those questions then a bathroom remodel might be in your future.
2. Research new bathroom designs
This part is probably one of the most fun parts of a bathroom remodel project. You need to research what you want in a bathroom. Pinterest is a great tool when looking for bathroom remodeling ideas. Check out our Pinterest page and look over our board titled “Bathrooms” for some fun ideas!
3. Interview potential bathroom remodeling contractors
Once you have decided to have your bathroom remodeled and you have a new design in mind, then it is time to find someone to do the job! I can’t say it enough… check references! When you meet with potential contractors get references from them and ask specific questions such as:
- When the project can be started?
- How long will it take?
- Are you insured?
Discuss what your vision is for your new bathroom and make sure you get an estimate on all of the costs. Make sure you ask about any hidden costs like removal and disposal of debris and old fixtures.
4. Relax and take a deep breath
Once you have chosen someone to remodel your bathroom and the project has started it is time to take a deep breath and relax. It can be very stressful watching someone tear up and demo your bathroom (or any room for that matter)!
A good suggestion is to keep communication flowing with your contractor and set up meetings to discuss exactly what you have in mind. This will make sure everything is on schedule and coming together according to your agreement with the contractor. Communication is key to every single relationship!
We hope you found these tips helpful. Like we said before, not all remodeling projects or renovations need to be stressful. The most important take away is you need a good contractor. Don’t just settle on the lowest estimate or who can get the job done the quickest. Your bathroom is probably the most used room in your home... so why not have it done right?
Our team at deWit Construction & Remodeling would love the opportunity to answer any questions about your bathroom (or any other rooms) remodeling project. Give us a call today to set up a meeting.
Common Bathroom Design Mistakes Infographic
To help keep your bathroom remodel stress free, we are including “Common Bathroom Design Mistakes” infographic to download and share with friends and family. This info graphic will help to prevent making any mistakes that would drive your stress levels up through the roof. Please share a comment with us below about your experience with any bathroom remodeling projects.