Bathroom renovations are a major step for any homeowner. Not only are they an investment, but they also require you and your family to make changes to your regular lifestyle for the amount of time that the renovations will take place. In addition, the bathroom is an important area of the home where you can unwind in the shower after a long day or freshen up whenever you need to.
If you're considering renovating your bathroom, you probably have many ideas that you want to bring to life. You may desire a bigger shower, a more comfortable bathtub or attractive faucets and fixtures. The success of your design ideas will largely depend on the contractor you choose to get the job done.
The working relationship is key
When deciding which contractor you will work with, it is important to consider the working relationship you're likely to have. People have different personalities and a poor working relationship can easily lead to undesirable results for your project.
For example, you may be very specific about a design idea that you have (and you may have even looked into the feasibility of those ideas being brought to life). In such cases, it is better to work with a contractor who is patient, understanding and tolerant of those ideas.
If you tend to be less picky and choose to rely on the contractor's expertise, a more authoritative contractor may be a better fit for you.
An emphasis on modern design elements
One of the most important factors you should consider is the ability of the contractor to keep up with modern designs. They should be aware of what newer bathrooms are equipped with so they can propose those features for your project.
Some of these modern elements include more efficient toilets, durable faucets/fixtures that are less likely to leak and quality floors/walls that don't easily result in cracks and stains.
It is always a good idea to look for a local contractor. They are easier to contact in case you experience issues during and after the work is completed. Local contractors are also more easily held accountable and their track record tends to be well known among the local population.
Licensing and expertise
It goes without saying that professionally trained and licensed contractors are always a better option. Licensed contractors are more likely to be insured against damages that they may cause to your home or to their workers during the renovation project.
Bathroom renovations are quite involving, and a single burst pipe can lead to extensive plumbing issues in the home. Make sure the contractor you select is adequately licensed and insured.