Are you flipping through magazines eyeing the beautiful bathrooms or envious of the luxurious ones at the day spa? A bathroom remodel is one of the top projects on every homeowner’s want list. You can make a few updates to your space to better fit your vision or elect to do a full overhaul, but no matter the extent of your project there’s no doubt that it will take it’s toll on your household if not done in a timely manner. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to start your bathroom remodel off smoothly.
1. Establish a budget! Knowing your ideal budget before jumping into any remodel is the best advice anyone can give you. If your budget is $5,000 then you would not want to be shopping for showers that will absorb your entire budget leaving no available resources for flooring or countertops. Save time by sharing this number with your contractor. When working alongside a designer or general contractor, having a number in mind can help them provide you with material and fixture selections that fit within your comfort zone, as well as educate you on alternative materials that may have the same look and feel without the high cost. Another good tip is to factor in for incidentals. When tearing into a bathroom wall or removing flooring, your general contractor could uncover repair work that needs to be addressed. Planning for the “unknown” will help save you and your wallet from a stressful situation.
2. Be prepared! Simply by having all of the materials and fixtures on hand before starting your project will eliminate delays during construction. In many instances big items, fixtures and specialty materials will require lead times for processing and shipping. Countertops need time for proper fabrication. All of this can cause weeks of hold ups while you have a partially constructed bathroom if you are not prepared beforehand. It’s better to be patient on starting until you are full ready with being able to use your existing bathroom, rather than during when your toilet is no longer installed or showers are disabled leaving you without use of the bathroom completely. An experienced general contractor will operate in this same manner in order to minimize inconvenience on you while completing your remodel in a timely manner.
3. Contract with a local general contractor! Partnering with a good home remodeling company is your best bet when starting your bathroom remodel. Not only will they have the experience to complete your project on time and on budget, they will take care of all of the details. By attempting a renovation yourself or working with various subcontractors individually, you will find yourself driving all over town to choose your specifics for your space and then having to juggle the schedules for all of those companies. A general contractor such as TWD in Peoria, Arizona provides a full service home remodeling showroom for their clients to plan their entire project from start to finish in one convenient location.
We hope that this has given you a few ideas to begin your remodel. When you are ready to contract with a general contractor and start designing the bathroom of your dreams, the team at TWD will be there to walk you through the process of falling in love with your home again. They have built an extensive portfolio of remodel projects and have welcomed countless homeowners into their family of customers over the past 18 years. When you visit their website at www.twdaz.com you will quickly notice their focus on customer service. Their ever growing list of customer testimonials, awards they have received and their dedication to the community just goes to show what an experienced general contractor looks like.
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