Bathroom Renovation: When to Call a Professional Contractor

Bathroom Remodeling is about tile work, plumbing, and electrical, highly skilled trades mastered by professionals. It is densely tight work, as well, where each square inch counts. And lastly, there’s the time pressure. A well-done bathroom is a vital room, and a DIYer under tremendous pressure to have the room thoroughly remodeled and up to par as soon as possible. He or she is almost guaranteed to fail if they try to do it themselves.

When you decide that bathroom remodeling needs to become a priority in your life, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is what kinds of fixtures to purchase. Many people simply hire a company to remodel their bathtubs and toilets and call it a day. While this may be fine for some, many homeowners would rather change a few things here and there and take a little bit more time doing the work themselves.

For example, some homeowners like to add a tile to their floors and walls and install a tiled backsplash. They may want to replace the old shower with a Jacuzzi tub, switch out the toilet and change the faucets. All of these things are doable on your own, but you might want to consider enlisting the help of a few qualified contractors for certain projects. For instance, if you are replacing the shower, you’ll want someone experienced in bathroom remodeling to come and fit the new shower fixtures and plumbing.

If you’re changing a large bathroom like a master bath, you’ll still want to use a contractor because a small bathroom remodeling project can be complicated. A good contractor can replace shower heads, tubs and plumbing as needed. But what about attaching the tile or re-caulking a bathtub? A professional contractor can handle all of these jobs so that you don’t have to worry about doing them yourself.

Many homeowners hire a general contractor for their small bathroom remodeling projects because they know that the job will be done right the first time. This means that all of the work will be finished on schedule, and without any costly mistakes or delays. Even if you hire a general contractor to remodel your bathroom, you’ll still need to hire a plumber and an electrician if you plan on installing new fixtures or wiring. Sometimes, these tasks can be left up to the general contractor. The advantage of using a contractor for larger projects like this is that the contractor has extensive experience doing these types of projects.

For small bathrooms, installing new countertops, replacing shower curtains and installing a bathtub are usually enough to do by yourself. If you have a larger bathroom remodel on your agenda, you may want to consider hiring a contractor to help. Even if you don’t think you’ll need help with these tasks, a plumber or electrician can be hard to find in your area. And installing a tub that you’ve already bought may be more expensive than simply buying a shower curtain. A well-trained contractor can also help you decide whether a tub with a new shower head is a better solution than a shower with an old-fashioned shower curtain.