Bathroom remodeling is a major home improvement project. It’s an investment that improves both the value of your home and your enjoyment of the space. Choosing a bathroom remodeling contractor to complete your project is the key to the success of the project …now and later.
The task of remodeling often involves tear-outs, tie-ins to existing systems and other structural tasks that aren’t necessary when building a new structure. That’s why it is important to make sure you choose a contractor with experience in remodeling. A contractor that has remodeling experience will be able to efficiently handle the specifics of remodeling that a person with no remodeling experience couldn’t.
Ask your friends, family and neighbors for referrals of contractors they’ve used. Go online and try one of the contractor referral sites. These sites can refer you to a local bathroom remodeling contractor. You’ll also usually be able to see comments and ratings from others who have used their services.
Once you have several candidates, review your project with each bidder separately.
Make sure to give each potential contractor the same specifications for your project. This helps to ensure each bid is for exactly the same work. Written requests work best, as it gives you and the contractor a complete summary of everything you want accomplished.
A professional bathroom remodeling contractor will provide you with a professionally written proposal for your project. Once the proposal is accepted, they should also provide you with a contract that clearly states the work to be accomplished, the materials to be used, and the time frame for completion. Make sure all the specifics are included in the contract.
Sometimes we all want to choose the least expensive contractor. This is not always the best deal. Make sure to evaluate each area concerned with your bathroom remodeling. The quality of materials, the experience level of the people doing the work, and the time frame for completion should all be evaluated before you make your final decision.