5 Ways to Help Your Bathroom Remodel Go as Smoothly as Possible
Remodeling can be a daunting, yet exciting, task to face. There are so many factors involved to consider, including finding a reliable contractor to head up your North Phoenix bathroom remodeling project. Bathrooms especially are challenging, as there are multiple aspects to be considered – sinks, countertops, showers, baths, toilets, color scheme, and more. Here we have compiled a few key aspects of remodeling to help keep you on track and streamline the North Phoenix home remodeling process.
Be certain you have clear goals. Know what you want, know what your priorities are, and know which areas you are flexible in and open to change. Choose a budget and stick to it. Most importantly, communicate as much as possible with your remodeling contractor and do not be afraid to ask lots of questions so you are aware of what is happening throughout the process. If you want something changed, communicate that. If you are uncertain about something, ask them. Any reputable contractor will welcome questions and be happy to explain the process. Any contractor who is unwilling to be open with communication is not worth your time and investment.
Having clear goals can help with choosing the right contractor for the job. If you know what you want and won’t be pushed around, that can help you choose a contractor who is there to do the job for you, not for themselves. Ask for a portfolio of before and after pictures from previous North Phoenix commercial and tenant improvements so you can see their work. Look online for reviews and testimonials, and see what kind of ratings each company carries. Lastly, be certain whichever contractor you choose is licensed and insured. It will be a huge expense and loss on your end if they are not responsible for their work and crew.
SET A BUDGET
As touched on earlier, set a budget and stick to it. It is key to set your budget range before jumping into the project, so that you are ready to say yes or no when unexpected things come up. Be aware that flexibility in this area is also important, especially if this is your first remodel. Things always come up that you are not expecting, so there needs to be some room to account for those issues. Talk with your contractor beforehand and review your budget for each aspect of the remodeling process. Be open to their advice and recommendations, and be willing to have some fluctuation within your budget range. However, overall it is you who must shoulder the expenses, so make sure you stick with what you are comfortable with in the end.
TAKE YOUR TIME CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR
While it can be a time-consuming process, make the effort to sit down with multiple contractors and companies and see who is the best fit for you. Make a pros and cons list for each one. Ask to see their credentials and previous work, and look online for reviews and ratings from past clients. You have the right to ask about their level of experience, training, and pricing. If you are not comfortable during the initial consult, it is likely you will have the same feeling while working with them during remodeling. Move on, and find someone else that better suits you. Bathroom remodels can be a long process, so it is critical to find someone you enjoy communicating with, and someone you trust to follow through on what they say.
KEEP GOOD RECORDS
Another important aspect of working with a North Phoenix remodeling contractor is to get everything in writing. Every change, every detail, every price point, all of it needs to be written down so there is a record of it. Otherwise it is too easy for a dishonest contractor to go back and change what was talked about, without discussing anything with you. Typically, remodeling contracts include all necessary changes, price estimates for labor and materials, the expected duration of the project, and a payment plan agreed upon by both parties.
It is important to note that a contract does not indicate a lack of trust toward your contractor. Rather, it is a level of protection for both of you should any unforeseen issues arise. Any reputable and truly professional contractor will agree.
BE OPEN TO CHANGES
Finally, remember to be flexible throughout the remodeling process. As with any home project, something (or many things) are going to come up that are completely unexpected but must be addressed. Be aware of this potential, and simply communicate with your contractor when these things happen. The most reliable remodeling companies will be in constant communication with you about both positive and negative aspects of the remodel, and will work with you to find the best solution in the moment.
Remodeling can be a stressful process, but with Valcon General, it does not have to be. Our experienced contractors are skilled in all types of remodeling, and are excellent in their work. Our priority is communication with each client, and 100% customer satisfaction with every experience. At Valcon General, our contracting experts will be certain your projects are competed in a timely manner, with high-quality workmanship and excellent customer service. If you have a remodeling project at hand, consult with Valcon General to discuss your ideas and budget, and we will help you plan the remodel of your dreams!
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Suite 158, #441
Phoenix, AZ 85027
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Posted: January 10, 2020