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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 Renton bathroom remodelers
Johanna A.
I hired Construct Kitchen and Bath to reconfigure and remodel my master bath. Troy and team transformed my old, outdated bathroom and it looks amazing! This project required a creative solution and the team was able completed the project on time and within the budget. I'm so pleased with the results.
Construkt Builders, LLCConstrukt Builders, LLC
Jacquelynn R.
I got multiple estimates for the work we needed done in remodeling our master bathroom after discovering a leak. Russell was very thorough in his estimate from the start which I appreciated. His quote was also way more affordable than any other offer and was able to do the work in a timely fashion. Radu did an amazing tiling job in our shower, just as I envisioned! You definitely have to be patient in this current market with getting supplies in, but that's a problem everywhere! Overall, very happy with how my bathroom turned out and would highly recommend! Plan to use them in the future if a need arises!
Remodeling Experts LLCRemodeling Experts LLC
Sharon W.
We had a great experience with Rony at Soma Construction. We remodeled our bathroom in a 1930's home. Rony was very responsive and professional. He gave us a great price. Of course with any older home there were challenges but Rony was professorial and skilled throughout the project. We put in all new fixtures, created built in cabinets, new vanity and tiled all the walls and floor. We are going to ask him to work on our kitchen next. I would highly recommend Soma construction for whatever project you have.
Soma Construction Services LLCSoma Construction Services LLC
Rich F.
DON’T HIRE THIS GUY!! I referred Denis to my brother after he remodeled my bathroom. Both Denis and my brother agreed to the price and signed the contract. To make the story short, Denis asked for half of the payment for the labor and funds for the materials that he said he’s going to order. After lots of attempts to contact him, he never txt or call back. Never heard from him again. DON’T HIRE THIS GUY IS A THIEF!! HE STOLE 10K IN TOTAL!! Let me tell you now. Don’t trust this guy at all!!
Modern Design LLCModern Design LLC
Bradley K.
BEST PRICES AND QUALITY. You won’t find better value than Builder Land LLC. Period. I’m the cheapest person I know, so if you’re looking for the best bang-for-your-buck, read on. Not only was Edward’s pricing the best among the highest rated contractors in the area, his itemized estimate was less than half of what the design firms quoted us. And his estimate was honest; the price he quoted us was the price we paid. We were blown away by the two week transformation of our master bathroom. Edward gave us some cool European-style ideas, and Builder Land delivered an award-worthy masterpiece that looks like it came straight out of a magazine (see before/after pictures). Builder Land LLC is a family-run business, and Edward Stoul (aka Stoliarenko) is not your typical contractor. He comes from a long lineage of construction workers, beginning with his grandfather who was a carpenter; in fact, the surname Stoliarenko actually means “carpenter”. Edward grew up in Ukraine where he worked in the construction industry since the age of 16. He learned from his father Poul, who has over 40 years of construction experience and did much of the work on our bathroom. Edward attended 7 years of University in Ukraine studying construction, and has completed hundreds or remodels, both commercial and residential. In short, he is probably one of the more overqualified general contractors getting his hands dirty in the greater Seattle area. The Stoliarenko’s immigrated to the United States from Ukraine in 2015, and they have the hardest work ethic of anyone I’ve ever met. They do most of the work themselves, which not only saves their customers a ton of money, but assures a quality product. Often putting in 10+ workdays with a minimal break for lunch, they complete projects in minimal time without sacrificing quality. They take tremendous pride in their work and are all masters of their craft. If something isn’t perfect, you likely won’t have to ask them to fix it. I had not met Edward prior to hiring him for our bathroom remodel, but it was such a pleasure working with his family that I felt compelled to share. You will not find another company that matches Builder Land’s pricing, quality, efficiency, and communication. I highly advise anyone considering a remodel to consult with Builder Land before spending more money elsewhere.
Builder Land LLCBuilder Land LLC
Doreen O.
Doru remodeled 2 small bathrooms (55sq ft each) in our home. The job was to completely gut both rooms and replace everything with new higher quality materials especially floor and shower tiles. He showed up as scheduled, communicated throughout the job and finished close to the time frame he quoted-2-1/2 weeks which was awesome because we expected a potential longer delay when the new cast iron tub showed up on day 2 (on schedule) with a chip in the tub. Doru rejiggered his schedule to allow for the time delay caused by the supplier to reship a replacement tub. Doru was accommodating when we made changes and most of all very pleasant to work with. He had 2 tile guys and a plumber who work with him. The tile guys did excellent work, I couldn’t be more pleased with their craftsmanship and Doru’s overall work which he did mostly himself. I would hire him again.
Eagle Remodel & ConstructionEagle Remodel & Construction
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