A bathroom is among the most complex parts of a house, and typically requires more time and effort — and a considerable amount of stress — to remodel. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to make your bathroom remodel easier to handle. In this post, Bath Planet of Boston shares some tips on how to survive your first bathroom remodel.
Plan Your Project Carefully and Stick to It
There is a saying, “Measure twice, cut once”. In carpentry, it means one should always double-check their measurements before cutting wood to avoid wasting materials and effort. It can also be applied to remodeling projects — a foolproof plan will help streamline the process and avoid wasting time, materials and money.
Review and revise your plan as many times as needed, ideally with your remodeler, before committing to it. Just as important is sticking to the plan. Making changes to your bathroom remodel after it has begun will cause delays and inflate your budget.
Don’t Choose the Lowest Estimate
In your search for a remodeler, you’ll find yourself comparing multiple estimates. Don’t just pick the estimate based on its cost — bear in mind that there are unscrupulous individuals who will cut corners just to come up with a low estimate. Take your time to compare the estimates, and limit your selection to those who can complete your project up to specification.
There is, of course, the matter of choosing the right contractor. Don’t rush this part of the process and make sure that your shortlist has contractors that are properly licensed and insured. Take the time to call their references before making your decision.
Communicate With Your Remodeler
Good communication can help prevent many problems that can derail a bathroom remodel. During the days leading to your project’s start date, your remodeler should keep you informed on things like permit application and material delivery. During the remodel, you may need to sign off on things like unplanned repairs in order to keep the project on track.
No remodeler can truly claim that bathroom remodeling will be “smooth”. However, you can count on an experienced remodeler like Bath Planet of Boston to keep the project on track and as uneventful as possible. Learn more about our services by calling us at (508) 372-8831 (Shrewsbury), (781) 332-4423 (Pembroke) or (781) 932-4805 (Woburn). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.