There are so many moving parts in bathroom remodels, and knowing where to start can be somewhat confusing. More than that, staying the course once the remodel has started can feel overwhelming and chaotic. Today, we are going to give you five tips for remodeling your bathroom that should act as your high-level guiding lights to get through the bathroom remodeling process quickly, smoothly, and successfully. Let's get started!
The first step to doing home improvement projects, and the first step to remodeling your bathroom is deciding what changes you want to make. Do you want a full bathroom remodel, including heated floors, a walk-in shower, and custom cabinetry to make it feel like a brand new bathroom? Or, are you just looking for some minor updates like adding tile to the floor of your master bathroom? Once you know what the scope of your bathroom remodeling project is, you can begin planning your budget and timeline.
If you don't know what you want to change about your existing bathroom, but you know your bathroom needs to be overhauled or updated, lean on an interior design expert and professional bathroom remodeling services to give you guidance. Some bathroom remodelers, like Portland's RUPP Family Builders, have professional in-house interior designers that work alongside their experienced remodeling contractors. They help clients figure out exactly what they want and find savings within the build. In-house interior designers at a construction company are hard to come by, and they can be an invaluable resource for homeowners throughout the remodeling process.
Bathroom remodels can be expensive, so it's important to set a budget before you get started. Determine how much money you're willing to spend on creating your new bathroom, and then allocate funds accordingly.
If you don't know what your budget is, or how much you can expect for your money, contact local contractors who can offer you a free estimate. This is a sure-fire way to map out your ballpark price range and the extent and quality of the bathroom remodel you can expect.
If you're not comfortable handling the bathroom remodel yourself, you'll need to hire a contractor. Do some research to find a reputable and experienced contractor who can handle your project within your budget and timeline.
You want someone who is local, experienced, reputable, honest, and values open communication and building client relationships above all else. You need someone who can perform quality work, and who is willing to work with your budget to find the best solutions possible.
Once you've hired a contractor, it's time to create a timeline for the project. Work with your contractor to determine how long the remodel will take, and make sure to factor in any unforeseen delays. This is, again, where the values of honesty and open communication from your contractor will be invaluable.
This is an especially important factor to consider because you won't have access to at least one of your bathrooms for an extended period of time. While bathrooms aren't the largest space in your home, there are many moving parts, and you should prefer that your craftsmen and construction experts take their time and get that job done right rather than hurry through and leave evidence of shoddy workmanship behind for you to look at every day.
The key to a successful bathroom remodel is staying on schedule, but also being flexible when unforeseen circumstances arise. And trust us, there will be surprises along the way that neither you nor your contractor will be able to avoid. That's just the way it goes in construction and design. Make sure you and your contractor are communicating regularly to ensure that the project is progressing as planned. If there are any delays or setbacks, make sure to adjust the timeline accordingly.
Following these steps will help you successfully remodel your bathroom without any major issues. Stay organized, communicate with your contractor, and be flexible. And remember, you want to find a contractor that has an in-house interior design team, can get you a free estimate, has a long history of honest work in the local community, and values open communication and building client relationships above all else.
If you're in the Portland area, RUPP Family Builders checks all of those boxes and more, so give them a call today to get your free bathroom remodeling estimate. They'll do more than just remodeling the bathroom though. These expert local contractors will also do your kitchen remodel.
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