If you have decided to renovate your bathroom, it is very important that you hire a reputable company to do the remodeling to ensure that you get exactly what you want. When searching for a contractor, there are some very important things for you to consider. This can make the difference between ending up with the a so-so bathroom and the bathroom of your dreams.
1. Ask for recommendations
To find a reputable and experienced contractor, ask family members, friend and co-workers if they know of any companies they can recommend to you? If so, ask them about the company’s customer service and what the quality of the work was like. In addition to getting feedback from people that you know, you can also ask contractors for referrals of past clients and talk to them about their personal experiences with the company you are considering.
2. Creative Solutions
It is very important that you work with a company that truly listens to your needs and wants when it comes to designing your new bathroom. You obviously can’t fit a large spa bath inside a small bathroom. However, a competent bathroom designer should be able to take the ideas you give to them and create a bathroom design that will incorporate your desires and needs into a workable plan that you will be happy with.
3. Time Frame
One thing that is important to consider when undertaking any major renovation project is to ensure that your home life isn’t greatly disrupted by the construction project. If the water supply needs to be turned off, the contractor should do everything he possibly can to minimize how long you will be affected.
4. Quality Products
Whenever you decide to have your bathroom renovated, you want to ensure it will look great and keep looking great for a very long time. Make sure your supplier offers a guarantee or warranty on the workmanship and materials. Find out exactly what is covered under the guarantee or warranty. Also, make sure only high quality materials are used in the construction of any toilets, showers, sinks and baths that you have installed in your new bathroom.
You don’t want just any guy off the street to remodel your bathroom. Make sure you hire a professional. Find out if they are licensed, insured and ask if they are accredited by professional boards as well. Only hire reputable and qualified contractors to design and renovated your bathroom.
6. Making The Most Of Your Space
When deciding on what you want for new bathroom, a competent and reputable designer will be able to provide you with a clear explanation of what your various options and possibilities are. Much of this will be determined by the location of the drains and pipes as well as the current layout of your bathroom.
7. Style Choices
We all have different tastes. From the fun family bathroom to a minimalist style, it is very important that your design choice matches your home’s lifestyle requirements. Talk things over with the designer and let them know who will be using the bathroom and what kind of look and feel you are trying to achieve.
When remodeling the bathroom, don’t just focus on appliances and accessories. There are many different flooring options available as well. Are you interested in linoleum or tiles? Or maybe you would prefer to have a wooden floor? It is always nice to step onto a heated floor after getting out of the shower. Another very effective type of bathroom flooring is non-slip tiles.
9. Small Can Be Beautiful
Having a small bathroom doesn’t have to be a liability. You can still have a beautiful room that you enjoy and are proud of. You might want to consider a wet room. It is an excellent space saver and can be fitted just about anywhere. They are ideal for houses with elderly or other individuals with mobility issues living in the them who need easy access.
10. Finishing Touches
After your bathroom had been remodeled, it is time to add your finishing touches with accessories. Keep your colour scheme in mind. You may want to select a contrasting colour for the shower curtain, bath mat and towels. Add some simple ornaments that complement your theme. Once you are finished, it is time to sit back and enjoy your beautiful new bathroom.
Amy Rice writes about dream bathrooms, when not writing she enjoys walking and dining out with friends.