Remodeling your bathroom is an exciting opportunity to breathe new life into your home. However, it’s also a significant project that needs careful planning and expertise. Choosing the right bathroom remodeling contractor can make all the difference in the outcome of your project. Envy Home Services, one of the leading custom sunroom companies in the area, shares what you need to know when finding a remodeler who’s a best fit for your unique needs and style.
Do Your Research
Before contacting contractors, spend some time researching them online. Websites like Yelp and Angi offer reviews and ratings for local contractors, while the Better Business Bureau (BBB) allows you to find trustworthy businesses in the form of a rating system.
Here are the things to look for:
License and insurance
Years of experience
Designation as a Certified Bathroom Remodeler (CBR)
Glowing customer reviews
Ask for Referrals
Word of mouth from friends, family or neighbors can be beneficial when hiring a contractor. If you know someone who recently completed a bathroom remodel, ask about their experience, the quality of work and whether they would recommend the contractor they used.
Check Their Portfolio
Request a portfolio or examples of previous bathroom remodeling projects the contractor has completed. This will allow you to gauge their style, creativity and quality of work, ensuring they’re a good match for your project. Having more specialties, such as being professional enclosed porch contractors at the same time, is also a good sign of experience and expertise.
Establish a Timeline
Before hiring a contractor, discuss the timeline for your bathroom remodel. Make sure they can commit to start and end dates that align with your schedule and ensure a plan for dealing with potential delays.
Communicate Your Vision
Clearly explain your vision for the remodel so your contractor understands your goals. Discuss materials, colors, fixtures and layout to confirm they can achieve the desired result.
Review the Contract
Before signing the contract, carefully review it and ensure it includes an itemized list of costs, payment terms, and start and end dates. A good contractor should also have a description of the work to be completed, the specifics of materials to be used and a clause addressing any potential changes in scope. If there are any areas of the contract you’re uncomfortable with, discuss them with your contractor before signing.
Trust Your Gut Instinct
Take this into account when deciding to choose from the prospective contractors on your shortlist. If something doesn’t feel right after meeting with them, it’s better to keep searching than to settle for a contractor that doesn’t instill confidence.
Bring Your Dream Bathroom to Life
If you’re based in Arlington Heights, IL, and planning to remodel your bathroom, call Envy Homes Services at (888) 847-7954, or fill out this contact form. In addition, we also have a team of sunroom contractors if you ever need a sunroom addition. We’re excited to discuss your project needs.