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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a contractor in Phoenix to remodel my bathroom?

Narrow down your search by searching online for bathroom remodeling contractors in Phoenix. Read their online reviews and ratings, and look for photos of completed bathroom remodels.

If you have a small bathroom remodel, you might want to search for specialty contractors such as electricians or plumbers. But for larger remodels, find a general contractor who can coordinate all of the work. 

Always ask potential contractors — for any project — if they hold the proper license in Arizona. After you confirm the pros are qualified for your bathroom remodel, contact all of them to receive free cost estimates. 

Are bathroom remodels worth it?

Remodeling your bathroom can lead to high personal satisfaction, as perhaps even a return on your investment when it comes time to sell your home. When you replace old and worn out surfaces with high-quality materials, it is almost guaranteed to improve the look and functionality of that space. A bathroom renovation can also improve your home’s curb appeal to future buyers and boost its overall value. 

To determine if this project is worth the cost, start by getting free estimates from the best bathroom remodelers near you. And if you plan on selling your home, consult with your real estate expert to identify which remodeling projects you should prioritize.

Do I need a general contractor for a bathroom remodel?

For a small bathroom remodel, you may not need a general contractor. For example, if you simply need some plumbing or electrical work done in your bathroom, hiring a plumber or electrician should be sufficient. 

However, if you’re tackling a large-scale remodel, a general contractor can coordinate a team of designers, painters and other specialty contractors to get the job done. Typically, the rule of thumb is that you should hire a general contractor if your project is large enough to require a building permit. 

Reach out the best bathroom remodelers near you to start planning your project, assemble a team and get cost estimates.

What should I ask a bathroom remodeler before hiring?

It’s important to ensure that you and the contractor are on the same page before any work begins, so don’t be afraid to ask potential bathroom remodelers plenty of questions.

Start by reading the contractor’s reviews online. Ask to see examples of their past work — specifically, work that is similar to yours. If you need the bathroom remodel done by a certain date, ask the contractor if they will be able to complete the work by your deadline. And you should always ask how they handle payments. 

Here are some examples of questions you can ask:

  • What materials do you recommend for my budget and overall vision?
  • How much are the materials and labor? What will my final cost be?
  • Do you have the proper license and insurance? 
  • Can I see photos of past bathroom remodels you’ve worked on?
  • How long will it take to complete the remodel?
  • How do you handle payments?

How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom?

Nationally, the average cost of bathroom remodeling varies greatly. Bathroom remodels can vary widely, from standard makeovers to luxurious master bathroom revamps.

The factors that affect your bathroom remodeling cost are the finishes you choose (marble tiles can cost 20 times as much as standard subway tiles), the square footage of the project, regional labor rates in your area and the scope of work. Changing the layout or size of the bathroom will also raise costs. Moving electrical wiring and plumbing lines will also dramatically increase costs, as you’ll need to hire plumbers and electricians to handle the work. What’s happening behind your walls and under your floor will also affect bathroom remodeling cost. Rot, damage or mold can lead to additional work and charges. 

Here are some examples of average bathroom remodeling costs:

  • 6-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $3,500, including labor and materials.
  • Standard renovation: $6,500-$10,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased. Labor may include taking out the shower and shower pan, installing new shower pan and shower, and installing new door, new vanity, new mirror, new bathroom fan, and all new fixtures. Price variation depends on the quality of the finishes.
  • 10-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $7,200, including labor and materials.
  • Mid-range renovation: $12,000-$15,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased.
  • Upscale renovation: $35,000 and up. Price includes labor and materials. Items might include digital displays for fixtures, multiple shower heads and custom showers.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

How do I remodel my bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling is made up of three general phases. The first phase is the planning and permitting phase, in which you determine exactly what you want, what materials and finishes will be used, and what the end product will look like. If you’re competent with design you can handle the planning yourself, or you may hire an interior designer to guide you. During this phase you’ll also hire a general contractor who can help execute your remodel vision, coordinating and overseeing all the subcontractors required to do the bathroom remodeling (plumbers, flooring pros, etc.). When your plan is finalized, your contractor should obtain permits for the work you want done. During this time you’ll work together to order all the materials so they’ll be ready and waiting when it’s time to start construction.

The second phase is construction. Bathroom remodeling typically starts with demolition, removing the old floors, shower and vanity to make way for the new. Delays in delivery of materials, or changing your mind and ordering different materials halfway into the project, will mean that construction has to pause until the new materials arrive. Each subcontractor is dependent on the next to do their work, and the general contractor should keep things moving along at the proper timeline, ensuring that the right materials are available and dealing promptly with any unexpected repairs, such as damage discovered behind the walls or under the floor. The general contractor will also coordinate inspections from the necessary officials if you’ve moved load-bearing walls or done electrical or plumbing work. After construction is complete, the final phase of bathroom remodeling is addressing your punch list. These are all the items that need to be corrected before final payment is handed over to the contractor.

For more on how to remodel a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

How much does a shower remodel cost?

If you don’t need foundational work (like a new shower pan) but want a tile makeover in your shower, the average national cost for tiling a shower is $3,875. The average cost for bathroom tile is $25 per square foot for installation; at that rate, a standard tub and shower combo tile job with walls that are roughly 6 feet to 8 feet high may have tile installation costs that average $2,000. If all your bathroom really needs is a new shower door, door installation averages $250-$510.

For more on how to remodel a bathroom and what it costs for a shower remodel check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

Reviews for Phoenix bathroom remodelers
Bre W.
Anthony did an amazing job remodeling my bathroom. Will definitely use him for future projects!
The Phoenix Home Remodeling and RepairThe Phoenix Home Remodeling and Repair
Christopher W.
DD Kruse was great to work with. They remodeled my bathroom quickly and made sure everything was working. They worked with me on changes/additions I wanted to do even after the work had already started.
DD Kruse, LLC Construction & RemodelingDD Kruse, LLC Construction & Remodeling
Angie B.
Anthony is awesome to work with. He understood what my vision was for our bathroom remodel and executed it beautifully. He is on time, gives great suggestions, is professional and respectful and he is actually ahead of schedule. Can’t say enough about him and his crew!
The Phoenix Home Remodeling and RepairThe Phoenix Home Remodeling and Repair
Dena B.
Vasile did a complete guest bathroom remodel for us, converting the tub/shower combo to a walk-in shower, new flooring, vanity, countertops. The overall experience and finished product exceeded our expectations. Vasile is a pleasure to work with, we and definitely look forward to working with him in the future.
Vasile BontasVasile Bontas
Ginger O.
They remodeled a moldy bathroom in a duplex we owned, pretty well, and they were responsive to our questions and requests. The price was a little high for the work, but understandable considering they’re a mold specialist Contractor. One request they couldn’t meet as discussed was the request to show pics of the construction in progress. Oh well, all in all they were pretty good and they completed the job.
Global Prevention Services, Inc. (GPS)Global Prevention Services, Inc. (GPS)
Stephanie N.
Joe did a fantastic job on our bathroom remodels! He is very professional and a great communicator. I’m still pretty amazed at the amount of work he got done in a short period of time. We’ve had some shady contractors do work on our home. Joe has proven that there are still reliable contractors out there! Great work!!
PEAK RenovationsPEAK Renovations
Dan G.
I started a bathroom remodel project with a friend of a friend which turned out to be a huge mistake. It began in February and by June he disappeared with the job only about 80% finished and lots of tile problems. Most people I contacted to take over the project wouldn’t even respond - which was understandable, fixing someone else’s botched and unfinished project is the worst type of job. Thankfully I found Visale’s thumbtack listing and he came out the same day I emailed. He got everything back on track and was able to get in almost completely done in a week - the only thing left is a short wait with the glass company for the shower walls. I highly recommend Visale if you need to remodel a bathroom, and don’t make the same mistake I did: start with someone who knows what they’re doing first and same yourself a lot of stress!
Vasile BontasVasile Bontas
Inez C.
If I was in a Masterclass for bathroom remodeling; Mr. Ziegler would be my professor. My mother's guest bathroom was old and ugly; so she tasked me to find a contractor she could trust and feel comfortable with. Anthony was communicative in all stages of the project. He was so respectful of my mother and her home. My mother worked 30 years graveyard in a factory. She saved every hard earned penny, and let me tell you; Anthony added so much value to that hard earned penny, with the beautiful work he and his team created. Thank you Anthony. I can't wait to hire you for my project and my sisters projects as well.
The Phoenix Home Remodeling and RepairThe Phoenix Home Remodeling and Repair
Jon B.
I can't speak highly enough about the professionalism and quality of work that XLT did for my master bedroom/bathroom remodel. I originally sketched up a drawing of the shower design I wanted and the end result was a perfect match. Everyone on the XLT team was great to work with and the attention to detail by the tiler was just outstanding. The craftsmanship in the tiling and grouting was far better than any of the other tile companies I've had do installs in the past. I had received quotes from several companies and in comparison, the quote from XLT was much more reasonable than most of the others so I felt they treated me very fairly. I will no doubt be working with XLT again in the future on my other bedroom/bathroom!
XLT Construction Inc.XLT Construction Inc.
Rob S.
Venus Homes recently remodeled two of my bathrooms, added an additional full bath, replaced all my plumbing, added a hallway, and tiled my entire house...in less than a month. Narsay was professional, punctual, and was precise in his project coordination. He was able to get a tile guy, electrician, plumber, and drywall guy all to work in perfect order to get the job done cleanly and quickly. The crew was respectful of my house and honest. I had to give them full access to my house while I was at work and nothing ever went missing or was used without my permission. (They never even touched something as small as the thermostat). The entire job was done quickly and well. The tile guy was amazing. His lines and cuts are as good as I've seen. Narsay was communicative and proactive in identifying the best way to make the changes I wanted. I had 3 bids for this project and Narsay was the most positive and enthusiastic of the three. He was genuinely excited and confident about this project. He followed through and made good on his word. There were no surprises or additional costs. Narsay did what he quoted and was reasonable and fair. Multiple friends have requested Narsay's number now that they have seen his work. I highly recommend Venus Homes for your project. I will add photos when I'm done putting in the right furniture and painting the walls. Rob
Bello ConstructionBello Construction
Keith B.
We had never done a bathroom remodel before, so we tried to learn on the fly, and not look like complete idiots. We had gotten a few other estimates, but are so happy those didn't work out. We liked Lloyd from the first moment we met him. He had a really positive energy about him, and was really patient and engaged as we tried to explain what we wanted. He said he would get us an estimate within a day, which he did. We were pleasantly surprised by his quote, and both felt really good about hiring him. Lloyd did the entire job himself, so it took a little longer than if there was a team. But because Lloyd is a master of his craft, it was definitely worth a little extra time. And quite honestly, on his last day we were a little sad, because Lloyd was such a pleasure to have around. He had such a happy energy! He would play music during the day (very respectfully) , and we loved his playlists! Lloyd hurt his lower back at one point, and although he came to work, he was obviously in a lot of pain. We kept telling him to take a day or 2 to rest his back, but the only thing he was worried about was letting us down. That tells you a lot about who he is. He also gave us floor and walk in shower that was beyond our expectations. It's seriously like a high end resort now. Lloyd is a humble guy, but I would book your job right now, because he's in demand.
U&I Tiles and construction llcU&I Tiles and construction llc
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