You may not know what it costs to remodel your bathroom, where to get the stuff you need, or even what kind of stuff you want. But you can find out. We surveyed nearly 500 pros on Thumbtack — including contractors, plumbers, electricians, tile installation specialists and handyman — to tell you how much a bathroom remodel costs, what the hidden costs are, how long they take and what brands to buy. It’s your complete one-stop guide to a successful bathroom remodel, whether you’re doing a small upgrade or going all out for the luxury bathroom of your dreams.
Bathroom remodels involve specialized tools, knowledge and skills that tradespeople train for years to perfect. For insight on what not to DIY, we turned to top-rated bathroom remodel contractors on Thumbtack.
Half of homeowners who come to Thumbtack for help with their bathroom remodel have a space that’s between 25 and 50 square feet. We asked Thumbtack contractors and handymen how to make more room — and if that’s not possible, how to fake it.
A bathroom remodel will always take longer than an HGTV episode would have you believe, but luckily, pros say most jobs are completed anywhere from 10 days to three weeks. Hiring a contractor doesn’t have to mean surrendering your sanity (and personal space) for months on end. Here are the five biggest reasons bathroom remodels get derailed, according to top-rated remodeling contractors.
Unless you have an unlimited budget, you’re going to have to make some tradeoffs. If you’re spending a good chunk of money on things like stain-resistant shower doors, porcelain tiles, or a fancy vanity, you might have to opt for budget-friendly materials elsewhere. Here’s where you should stick to your budget and when you should really invest, according to actual pros.
The biggest mistake a client can make when working with a bathroom remodel contractor is not asking enough questions and being part of the process – and the last thing a contractor wants to deal with is a client who isn’t happy with the final product. Based on interviews and data from real Thumbtack bathroom remodeling projects, we created a list of essential questions to ask before you hire a contractor.
You have a choice: buy an annoying vanity that falls apart in a year, or get one that makes you feel more sane and your bathroom look bigger. The right vanity might even increase your home value. Here’s what top-rated contractors on Thumbtack say about which vanities to buy, how much to spend, and how to pick one with a modern bathroom design in mind.
Here’s what it means to have a fancy bathroom these days: temperature control. You pick everything from how warm you want floors to be to how cold you want your medicine cabinet. And everything does more – your shower doubles as a steam room, and your tub can make a color light show (really). These are the latest luxury bathroom ideas you should know about before you remodel.
Tile can completely change the look of your bathroom. But if you don’t do your research, it can also completely ruin your schedule, your budget and your day.
What to know before you remodel according to 500 bathroom remodeling experts, from contractors to plumbers, tile layers and electricians.
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