What to Look for When Hiring Bathroom Renovation Contractors

April 8, 2020

Interior of bathroom with sink basin faucet and mirror. Modern design of bathroom.

A high-quality bathroom renovation can be extremely gratifying. Fresh, clean, and new fixtures in a room you will use often is a satisfying outcome. Yet taking on a bathroom renovation can be disruptive, and it’s important to find a contractor who will see your project through and keep things running on time to the best of their ability. There are many contractors to choose from and narrowing the search can be overwhelming. When looking for a contractor, there are several key things to look for.

A Bathroom Renovation Contractor Who Listens

A quality contractor will listen to you and what you’re looking for. Are you looking for their assistance in design, or are you just looking for them to implement your vision? Would you like them to do everything, start to finish, or would you like to purchase some of your own fixtures and do some of the finish work on your own? Are there specific requirements your household needs during the project? When meeting with a contractor, it should be a two-way conversation. It’s also important to know that you’ll be able to communicate with your contractor during the process. While getting estimates, you’ll get a good sense from each candidate about whether you’ll be able to work with them.

A Bathroom Renovation Contractor Who Comes in on Time and on Budget

Bathroom renovations can be disruptive and expensive. Finding a contractor who has a reputation of completing projects on time and on budget is very important. Things do happen, issues can come up, and nearly every renovation will have bumps along the way. A good contractor will understand how to plan for these inevitabilities and have ways to deal with those issues timely, while still meeting the terms of the contract. Ask your potential contractors about their project history and what percentage of projects were able to meet the criteria.

A Bathroom Renovation Contractor with Good Word of Mouth

Most contractors understand that their reputation comes from their clients. A good bathroom renovation contractor will have positive and specific references. When talking to former clients, look for those who have specific feedback about why their experience was so positive. Did the contractor make the experience less disruptive than anticipated? Was the project done exactly as they hoped? Would they hire them again for another project? Was there anything that came up and needed to be resolved? Most contractors will obviously steer you toward former clients they know will speak highly of them, so digging a little deeper to find additional clients willing to share their experience is important.

Deciding on a contractor can be a stressful decision, but knowing who to look for and the right questions to ask can give you confidence in your choice, leading you toward a renovation you’re happy with! Now is a great time to plan your next home renovation, and remodeling your bathroom is a great place to start! Contact us today.