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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 Crystal 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
Katie M.
Levell did a fantastic job remodeling our bathroom and repairing our kitchen ceiling. He got the kitchen done in one day and gutted and redid our bathroom in a week. He’s extremely professional and responsive and his rates are very fair. We have projects planned in the future and we’ve already decided we’ll be using Ether again.
Ether General Contracting LLCEther General Contracting 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
Brian O.
I enjoyed the team who did the bathroom remodel. Good people and good work. You never know fully on what to expect once you start digging into a job like this. They kept me informed and showed me what was happening along the way.
New Lines Remodeling LLCNew Lines Remodeling LLC
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
Amy S.
Silvino and his family did an amazing job on my bathroom remodel. I really appreciate the attention to detail, especially in my old house that need some extra care to get things level. Silvino was also super prompt and got the job done quickly. This is a rare thing to experience when it comes to the trades and I couldn’t be happier. I will definitely be hiring Silvino for my next project!
Mx tile and flooringMx tile and flooring
Wade W.
Eric and Building Innovations has done a fantastic job on our bathroom remodel and installing a wet bar in our lower level. He is easy to work with and can do any job big or small, and completely thorough. He has great ideas and vision, is aware of current style trends, and wants you to be happy. He always communicates well and listens to any ideas or concerns. He is also very conscientious and never intrusive. Eric does outstanding work and we will use him again in the future without hesitation. We enjoyed having him around, he has a great personality. We love our bathroom and wet bar!
Building Innovations LLC.Building Innovations LLC.
Eleni T.
Hired S&T Qs for a bathroom remodel. The guy I was working with was very responsive at first, came for a free estimate and was knowledgeable, he helped me figure out how much tile I needed and set a date to begin work. Then he had some excuse about his helpers not being available so we set a new date. The second start date was September 26th. I have attempted to get ahold of him through any means I had, phone, email and thumbtack with no luck. Not sure what I am going to do but would not recommend hiring.
S & T Q'S Remodeling LLCS & T Q'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
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