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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a general contractor when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.

Reviews for Jacksonville bathroom remodelers
Faye Y.
Nick was a pleasure to work with on our bathroom remodel. Very knowledgeable, courteous and very detailed. We will contact him for our next project. Great job Nick!
Intrepid Painting Services LLC.Intrepid Painting Services LLC.
James F.
Remont did a fantastic job as they installed my Shower doors in 3 of my full bathrooms and flooring in my 2 upstairs bathrooms. Then they did all of the extra trimmings in making my bathrooms look like I did an entire remodeling. He also hung my electric fireplace. I recommend Remont and I will be using him for the other projects I have coming up.
Remont RemodelingRemont Remodeling
Luis V.
We hired this company in early 2019 after finding them on an app called Thumbtack. They were going under a different name associated with the owner’s father’s company. Hence all the five-star reviews were actually associated with another company under different management. That explained how this new brand-new company could have reviews from 2018. Since then I've realized how easy it is to become a business and incorporate. At the time, their Facebook page was nonexistent, and they had absolutely no Google reviews. I wish I would have trusted my gut from the beginning before hiring this company. The owner was unavailable and non-respondent after the contract was signed. The contractor had absolutely no concept of time management. If I can offer this company any advice it is stick to your word, it goes a long way. Time and time again we were told someone would arrive on a certain day at a certain time. Needless to say, we felt that we were at the mercy of the contractor through much of the process. The most disturbing process of dealing with this company came near the end of the month when we were finally close to finishing. There were numerous issues left unresolved including electrical concerns and holes made by workers that punctured through to the outdoor siding. The contractor had the audacity to call us asking for the remainder of payment before more than 13 issues were still incomplete. The remainder of payment was the only thing that we had hanging over this company's head to finish their job and leave our home. If the contractor wanted to pay his employees at the beginning of the month, he should have managed his time better. The contract was vague however it did state the owner would do a final walkthrough with the client before final payment was made. This never occurred. Instead the owner took a vacation out of the continental United States and left numerous text messages unanswered. All in all, we had two bathrooms completed and it took three months. If I was to rate the work over all I would give the job a 6/10. The guest bathroom was done better than the master. The tile is uneven. The caulking cracked soon after the job was finished. They left our exterior doors open with the AC running after being asked repeatedly to please close the door behind them. They cracked pieces of our indoor walls. The contractor tried to have a man paint around the vanity in the guest bathroom while the vanity was installed. The contractor repeatedly showed no respect for me and our home/ property. They give you a year warranty. However, there was absolutely no way I was ever welcoming anyone in this company back into my home ever again. I am assuming this is a side business for the owner. Clearly, he and the contractor could have a lesson in customer service and professionalism. He is really good at selling you and making sure you know he's a top 30 under 30 in Jacksonville. Overall most of the workers that arrived at our home worked hard. However, word of advice, it reflects poorly on the company when only one person arrives once or twice a week and spends the majority of their time talking on the phone about basketball games while no work is being accomplished. I swore off contractors and home renovation after our experience with this company. I've never been more frustrated in my life. This company literally overturned our lives. However, we have since then given another company a contract to completely remodel our kitchen, lay new flooring throughout the entire 1400 square foot home, and take down several walls. The work was done beautifully in under 10 days and for nearly as much as Certified 360 charged for two bathrooms. This company, unlike Certified 360, did not laugh in my face when I asked for a drawing of the expected plan. Please the note the contractor associated with Certified 360 stated “I know what the layout will look like. Trust me.” I will be happy to provide anyone information for the extremely professional and punctual contractor and company that have finished our kitchen and flooring remodel.
Certified 360Certified 360
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