If you happen to own your house and have been living in it for quite some time, one of the main things that you may think of is to have certain parts renovated, including the bathroom. You may have an idea of how you would like your new bathroom to look but no idea at all on how to get started. Below are some things that you should keep in mind before embarking on this particular home improvement project, like adding a freestanding bath and other fancy fixtures in your bathroom.
- Consider your budget
Money plays a big role in any home improvement project. It’s a well-known fact that fixing your bathroom does not come cheap. Before planning on anything major, it would be nice to know how much money you will be spending to make your bathroom look like it did when you first moved into your home. Most local contractors offer a free estimate before accepting any work orders. Always remember that it’s better to stick to what you can afford rather than exceeding the money budget which can cause major headaches such as additional debts.
- Work on a realistic timeline
If there are a lot of people including family members living at home, it’s important to have the renovation done as fast as possible to avoid causing inconvenience for the other members of the family. If everything goes as planned, the ideal time frame should be within one to two weeks only. If it takes longer than that then you would need to spend more money on additional labour costs.
- Choose high-quality materials
Don’t ever think twice about investing in good materials that will be used for your home improvement projects. Spending a little bit of money will result in a longer lasting bathroom. Be hands-on and do the shopping yourself by taking the time to visit home depots and hardware stores in your area. You have the advantage of choosing everything that you need first-hand which will make you more confident about the outcome of the project.
- Work with the best professional contractors in town
If you or anyone in the family is not that knowledgeable when it comes to home renovations and remodelling, its best to leave everything in the hands of a reputable home contractor. If you don’t know anyone, you can find one through the following:
- referrals from family, friends, and people you know
- browsing the internet for company listings
- social media- Facebook or Instagram
- print ads and local newspapers
Once you have found several contractors, make sure to do a background check about their reputation and legitimacy. Beware of fly by night contractors that offer cheap rates that are too good to be true. A legit contractor should have a physical office, a business licence and their workers should also be bonded and insured to make sure that everything is covered just in case something goes wrong.