How long does a bathroom remodeling typically take from start to finish?

It depends. The scope of the bathroom remodeling dictates how long the project will take. For example, if you are relocating your fixtures and reconfiguring the room, the actual construction will obviously take a little bit longer. But, it is important to remember that moving fixtures will generally require building department permits, which will also add to the project time.

What do I need to do to prepare for my bathroom renovation?

You can start by getting a good idea for the type of look and style you want. If you don't know yet, look at some magazines, websites, or watch some home remodeling shows to get some design ideas. Then, contact us for a free quote. You will be instructed by your remodeling contractor as to what exact steps you need to take. But, generally speaking, before construction begins, you'll want to clear out the area being worked on of all your personal belongings that can be removed. Although, we cover the areas surrounding our work area, you'll want to protect your furniture from dust with plastic and/or sheets.

Do I need to have design ideas before I start the renovation process?

Not necessarily, but it would help if you do. Your Free Quote/Consultation is meant to help generate ideas or work through the ones you already have.

What features should I plan to invest the most in for my new bathroom?

It all depends on your style and taste. The floor and wall tiles can be the most expensive. Other considerable expenses that can be included are the fixtures and shower system.

What type of return on investment can I expect from remodeling my bathroom if I sell my home?

Bathrooms typically get the best return on investment in a remodeled home. RealtorĀ® Magazine reported that for the year 2005, the national average return on investment for bathroom remodeling was between 93.2% and 102.2% depending upon the budget is upscale or moderate. In large metropolitan areas like New York City, the return ranged from 116% to 136.3%. So, many people actually make substantial money when investing in a bathroom remodeling project and this remains true even in 2020.

Is re-glazing a bathtub a good solution to replacing the tub?

Re-glazing is a great way to save money. It requires less labor and eliminates the cost of installing a new tub. Many older tubs are cast iron - a very sturdy and expensive material. In addition, some older tub models may be deeper than new tubs. Yes, there are several good reasons to re-glaze but there is one big disadvantage - it doesn't last. The glaze usually begins to wear off within a few years. Depending on usage, the tub may need to be re-glazed in three years. Nothing really replaces the visual appeal of a brand new tub. If you want to do it right and are not limited by budget, replacing the tub is the best way to go.