Bathroom remodels can be a long, complicated process, but they don’t have to be. Hiring the right bathroom remodeling contractor can make all the difference. There are a couple of different ways to find a reputable contractor. The best place to begin is by asking your family, friends, or neighbors who they recommend. People will gladly recommend contractors who did a good job. You can also search for contractors in your area. Read over the reviews from each before reaching out. Before contacting your bathroom remodeling contractors, lay out a clear plan and set your budget.
Choose three contractors to give you a quote on your project. Ensure each holds a contractor’s license, has current insurance, and is bonded. Ask them for referrals from former clients to see how other projects turned out and to get feedback from other homeowners. You can also look their business up on the Better Business Bureau and state licensing board websites. Interview each candidate on the phone to get some basic business information and briefly tell them about your project. After the initial call, your bathroom remodeling contractors will come out to your home to give you an estimate. Make sure you ask them the following questions:
- Who will be working on my bathroom? Are they subcontractors or employees?
- What are your payment terms?
- Do you have references from recent projects who I may contact?
- May I have your contractor’s license number and proof of insurance?
While they are at your home, ask them about the design of your bathroom, fixture recommendations, countertops, flooring, materials, timeline, and working hours. Be sure to ask each contractor the same questions, so you can get an apples-to-apples estimate to compare. Choose the contractor who is within budget and sees your vision.