Thank you for taking the time to stop by and learn a little about installing a bathroom. During the course of our little chat we will cover some of the most important things you need to be aware of when performing a bathroom installation but before we take the plunge there are a few things we wanted to cover with you first. We will not be telling what wrench to use or wax seal is the right on for you but instead focus on the planning process, what you need to be aware of and what to avoid if at all possible. The reason we wanted to set the expectation right away is to make your life easier so if you are ready to start now is as good a time as any.
Do It Yourself Vs Hiring a Professional
This is a question that every individual grapples with when they want to do any form of bathroom work. The reason people want to do it themselves is for the endorphins released by the brain for a job well done and there is also the financial incentive of not having to pay for a professional. While these are compelling reasons to do it yourself there are some things you have to take into serious consideration.
- Are you sure you have the skills and time to do the job? There is a profound difference between watching a few YouTube videos explaining how to perform the job and actually doing it. There is no shame in admitting you do not have the time or desire to do the job yourself but now would be the time to give the task serious thought before you actually start the job only to realize halfway through it is not for you.
- If you are going to do the job yourself then you will need to make sure you have all of the right tools to do the job. The cost of the tools could be fairly substantial so you have to weigh the costs and benefits before you can decide whether it makes financial sense to do the job yourself.
- What will you do if you break a pipe or something doesn’t go according to plan? This happens more often than what people report online. You are trying to do a renovation project only to encounter challenges that drive up the cost of the work being done. Experience will help you anticipate potential problems but since this is your first time attempting these renovations there is a risk something could go wrong so you have to budget for it.
- While hiring a professional can be convenient it does not mean that everything will go smoothly or even go well! We will cover some of the things you have to consider when hiring a professional in a few moments.
Qualities to Look for When Hiring a Professional to Handle Your Bathroom Installation
There are a few important qualities you will need to look for when you are hiring a professional to handle your bathroom renovation work. The preliminary thing you will need to do is find out whether the firm is properly licensed and insured to do this type of work. You could hire a freelance worker but these individuals are not licensed or insured which opens you up to serious liabilities so it would be in your best interest to confirm the prospective professional have a proper business license and insurance.
When you have confirmed the prospective professionals are licensed and insured you should request quotes from them on the bathroom work you want to be performed. Each of us have our own respective preferences when it comes to the way a bathroom looks and feels but the firm you are thinking about hiring for the job should be able to grasp your vision and come up with a detailed quote. The quotes that they provide should give an estimate on the cost of the work being done along with the projected amount of time needed to complete the task.
Another item that the quote will cover is if there is a need for permits whether they or you will get those to satisfy the councils in your respective communities. Now that you have the quotes from a minimum of three contractors you will need to start reviewing the capabilities of these firms by reviewing the work they have done in the past. While looking over the work that they have done it will give some insight into the quality but quality alone is not enough, you have to find out whether the firm provides a great overall experience. The only way to determine whether the bathroom remodelling experts do provide a great experience is by speaking with clients who worked with them in the past, if the reviews are positive then the last step is financing the work.
Financing Your Bathroom Renovations
The last item in your list of things to consider when implementing a bathroom installation is how you intend to pay for it. There are organizations that will finance the work and do the work themselves or you could shop around for financing to locate an organization that will offer competitive terms on all the bathroom renovations being performed. Even if you were doing the work yourself the cost for materials can be rather high so this is something that has to be taken seriously or you could end up with a half completed bathroom due to lack of funds. If you have made it this far in the conversation then you should be in great shape when it comes time to turn your bathroom remodelling into a reality just remember to always follow your gut instinct whether trying to do the job yourself or hiring someone to help you, if you stick with that approach you shouldn’t have any major obstacles.