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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 is $14,000. 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. Overall, bathroom remodeling may offer great return on investment and also improve your daily life. 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.

For more on how to remodel a bathroom, what it costs to remodel a bathroom, what bathroom brands to consider and more 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.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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.
Reviews for Columbia Heights bathroom remodelers
John M.
TJ and his team did an amazing job on our bathroom remodel. They ran into a couple nagging issues and worked through them with grace and style. Super happy with the finished product, will hire again in a heartbeat
New Lines Remodeling LLCNew Lines Remodeling LLC
Erik B.
I needed a bathroom remodel, handful of various repairs throughout the unit, and the full unit repainted. Chris was very responsive, professional, and finished in budget while doing quality work. Will definitely use him again for my rental properties
Omni Home ServicesOmni Home Services
Michelle W.
I hired Nate for our bathroom remodel and I couldn't be happier! Top notch work, fair bid and excellent communication. From day one he kept me informed thought out the entire process and answered my many questions quickly. He was very respectful, trustworthy, thorough and clean. My bathroom turned out beautiful and just how I envisioned it :) I would not hesitate to hire him again! Excellent experience. Thank you Nate!
Prairie Home Improvement, LLCPrairie Home Improvement, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had a bathroom remodel project. I would give Apex high reviews for the tile work and would recommend them for that type of work, but not so much for plumbing, mudding, taping and daily cleanup. Bruce is very easy to talk to, wanted me to gt the bathroom I asked for and he is willing to make adjustments, but wasn't the assertive project manager I would have liked to manage/organize the project, deal with issues and proactively communicate status every day. The bathroom was finished almost two weeks later than the estimate. From a price point perspective, the Apex estimate was the lowest of the four I got.
Apex Construction & Tile LLCApex Construction & Tile LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We totally recommend Prima Construction to anyone considering remodeling or upgrading their home. We had 2 bathroom projects, a bathroom/laundry room and a master bath done in November 2016. Prima responded to our inquiry promptly. They were very supportive in our project ideas and found price friendly quality materials. The owner, Kim, and her crew were here daily and very in synch with our wishes and ideas. Their concern of our home with the protection of wood floors and carpets was excellent. Clean up at the end of every day was spotless. Prima Construction is a professional, knowledgeable, hard working and friendly group of people. We are 100% satisfied!
Prima ConstructionPrima Construction
Julie M.
Working with Ryan was an absolute dream. I had two big projects I needed accomplished - a complete bathroom remodel, and a complete kitchen remodel - I vetted six different contractors, end ended up hiring Ryan’s Remodeling for both. I could not be any happier with the work they’ve done, the fairness of the pricing, the timeliness, and the consideration for my schedule. Everyone on Ryan’s team was friendly and considerate, and it never seemed intrusive to have them in my home. Ryan is an extraordinary contractor. He makes such a daunting and overwhelming process easy and seamless. You just tell him what you want, explain your vision, and he lets you know what it’s going to take and how it can be accomplished. As with any huge project, there were unexpected changes (both because I changed my mind, and because the initial vision couldn’t be accomplished because of my weird house layout) - but the whole team took them in stride, offered solutions, and didn’t miss a beat. Having spoken to several other contractors, I can tell you that his prices are beyond fair, and his work is absolutely top notch. He will not end the project unless both you and he are satisfied. His attention to detail is immaculate, and the end product speaks for itself!
Ryan's Remodeling LLCRyan's Remodeling LLC
Nicole J.
Work with Vlad!!! He and his team just finished a complete bathroom remodel for us, and the pictures say it all! Well not everything, because Vlad and the guys were always on time, always very careful not to make messes, and what I liked best is we always had an idea of what would get done that day and they were extremely patient answering our (many) questions and honoring our requests. The tile is all level, and they really planned out how they laid it, so there were minimal small pieces and that it was balanced and true to pattern. Definitely recommend getting a shower niche! I reached out to Vlad on Thumbtack, and had an estimate the next day. We worked out a schedule, and the job was finished on time! He and Anton both stayed late a few days so we could have a working bathroom before the weekend :-) We had a few issues in our old bathroom, when we bought the house the window frame was totally molded which Vlad added new framing and made it waterproof. When Vlad did demolition he discovered a leaky toilet had ruined the subfloor. I was panicked, but he said it would be no problem for him to fix! He used really high quality materials, and also helped us to choose the right tile etc. He also had a ton of cool tools, and because we are DIYers he also showed us how they worked and explained a lot of things to us, even loaned us a ladder one night to fix a basement light :-) He was really knowledgeable about design choices as well, and even ran to Home Depot to get us a caulk to match the grout because the one we chose was not a good match. We have a lot of other projects at the house, and Vlad also talked through them with us, told us about our options, gave good advice and even showed us how to fix some things. It was almost like having a brother/dad over at our house for the week remodeling with us! We are also working at home, and they warned us before loud noises. There’s also no mess left behind, nothing I wish was different, we love our bathroom! One more perk of working with Vlad is that he is willing to disconnect the toilet/sink, and has a plumber he works with who can install the tub. He didn’t push us to use the plumber, just offered if we didn’t have one, he knew a guy. The plumber was also awesome, on time, and did a great job! Vlad organizing that saved us a lot of work, and kept our project moving at lightning speed. I am sure there are a lot of tile guys out there, but I highly recommend Vlad for all of the above reasons! I have never been so impressed with anyone doing work in my house.
Vlad Bar LLCVlad Bar LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Brad in the beginning was great. He was a great communicator and laid out a plan. However, that quickly fell apart and I discovered everything he said was the complete opposite. I had a small bathroom remodel and here's what I went through: - In the contract it stated I'd be without a shower for 2 weeks. I was without a shower for 4 months. - He scratched my whirlpool tub carrying it up the stairs alone, hid the fact that he did that, and I discovered it a week later and I quickly had to do a re-order. - He scratched my newly refinished hardwood floors by dragging the tub across it while it was sitting on cardboard. - I had him demo the bathroom floor along with the wall the vanity and toilet would sit against. This was to make sure that these were level and square. They're not level or square. The vanity does not sit at a 90 degree angle to the wall and therefore the vanity has to be shimmed and caulked everywhere, ruining the clean look. I think we all know that if your room is not level then everything else is going to be out of whack. This is what happened. - He laid the floor tile wrong, not even squared up to the walls, and the grout lines were completely erratic. I asked him to re-do it. - The toilet is not level. And after asking him to please fix it he condescended me by saying, yes, he would raise the side a millimeter and that all toilets are un-level. Um, okay. - The shower tile, which was my splurge of the project, was done very sloppy. The topography of the tile is all over the place...some areas raised higher than others, seams can be seen where the tiles connect (it's a seamless, groutless tile). I'm very disappointed. - He was supposed to retain the trim around the bathroom door and never did. It's a 108 year old home and the trim is part of the aesthetic. So he decided to make new trim...which doesn't match or reflect any other part of the home. I asked him to re-do it. - He put the plumbing in wrong for the vanity, not realizing that the 3rd drawer wouldn't close with his pipe placement. - Everything he touched was either not level, not square, or not centered. Sometimes a combination of those. I had to have him redo many things because of it. He said he does not own a laser level when I asked him. - He dented my 2-year old stainless steel refrigerator door while he was doing some trim work. - He asked for advances on both the 2nd and 3rd installments (4 installments total). He tricked me into giving him the 3rd installment by telling me he would purchase a new refrigerator door. He never purchased the door and he avoided any conversations about it for 10 weeks until I finally got a lawyer involved. - It was really hard to trust him or believe anything he would say. He would tell me he would come in on a certain day (many occasions) and never did. He wrote an email saying it would take him 5 days to complete the project, even broke down the project by day, and never followed through with it. That email was written 10 weeks ago and the project is still not finished. He would make up all sorts of excuses why he couldn't work. Sick, family, appointments, other jobs, now a long term illness which I really find hard to believe. - I finally had to get a lawyer involved and fired him from the project. Good luck! I am utterly confused as to why he has 4-5 stars across the board. This has been the worst, most stressed-out, anxiety-filled experience of my life.
B.R. Donnelly ConstructionB.R. Donnelly Construction
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