After kitchens, bathroom renovations are the most popular home renovation and can help improve your home’s resale value. A general contractor that is experienced with bathroom renovations can help create a design for your bathroom that will improve function as well as aesthetics. From simply upgrading features and fixtures, tub to shower conversion to a full bathroom overhaul, there are some things homeowners should consider before embarking on the project. Total Renovations in Vancouver shares more:
It all starts with a thoughtful design plan.
The first place to start is by consulting with your general contractor and their designers. Do a little research yourself and decide what you would like to have in your new bathroom. This should include the general style of the bathroom as well as the way you will need it to function for your family. Find bathroom remodeling ideas online and show the ones that your really like to your designer.
Their design team will come up with a design for your new bathroom that incorporates all the things you like and need. They will help you choose fixtures, countertops, tile, cabinets, wall colour and all the other components in your remodel. Once you have a plan you’re happy with, the work will begin.
Prepare to have trades people in your home.
Prepare yourself and your family to have a work crew in your home. This can be a little disruptive to your everyday home life but making some preparations before hand can help the process run smoothly. Your contractor will provide you with a work schedule, so you know when various trades will be working in your home. Remember that these workers are trained professionals and will be courteous and respectful of your home. Though there will be some interuption, they will try to make their presence as comfortable as possible.
Be prepared for issues to arise.
When embarking on a major renovation in an older home, it is likely that at least one ‘hidden issue’ will be brought to the surface and need to be dealt with. For example, they might find black mold behind the old tub surround that will have to be remediated or that there is plumbing that was initially installed incorrectly that will have to be replaced. Other unfortunate but common issues include outdated insulation or finding water damage that needs to be repaired or old building materials that might contain asbestos.
Having a little buffer in your budget will make dealing with these undesirable problems a little easier. Preparing yourself and know that there could be some hiccups, will help you manage your expectations and lower stress levels if they do occur.
Hire a reputable general contractor.
Working with an experienced and reputable renovation company will improve both the results of the renovation and the overall experience. Not only will they help you create the perfect design for your space, they will act as a project manager throughout the process ensuring that every little detail of the renovation is taken care of. If a problem should arise, an experienced contractor will be able to troubleshoot the issue and solve it quickly and efficiently.
A good contractor will make sure that your project runs smoothly and stays on schedule and on budget. You will have peace of mind knowing that your hard-earned money is going towards a quality home improvement and that your contractor is trustworthy and has your best interest in mind.
General Contractors in Vancouver
Achieve the space of your dreams with complete design and construction services from Total Renovations in the Lower Mainland. Serving residential and commercial customers throughout Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Greater Vancouver and beyond since 1985, they take pride in adding function and appeal to properties of all types. Whether you are looking for a simple modernization or extensive remodelling, Total Renovations has your solution.