Renovating your bathroom can go one of two ways—either it is a smooth and easy process or it’s fraught with delays and challenges. The way to avoid the latter is through preparation and planning of your bathroom remodel. Whether you’re getting a replacement shower or a top-to-bottom renovation, you’ll benefit from learning how to plan out your bathroom remodeling project. Let’s take a quick look at what the project entails.
Deciding on a Budget
You might want to determine your available budget for that bathroom remodel first. While a contractor can help you with setting the prices for your renovation, it’s better to decide how much you are willing to spend ahead of time. Consider using sites like, HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List to find out how much a bathroom remodel costs in the Portland, OR area. You can even find general pricing for specific projects, such as a tub or shower installation.
Picking Your Contractor
Feel free to make a few appointments with different bathroom remodelers. They shouldn’t charge you for a quick assessment and cost estimate. When searching for contractors, look for companies that have:
Certifications and Licensing
Good Customer Reviews
A Local Storefront
Free Quotes and Consultations
Deciding on Layout
Once you have selected the bathroom remodeler, you may want to work with him or her during the planning stages of the renovation. You’ll need to decide what areas of the bathroom to focus on during the renovation and decide on a layout. Most simple bathroom remodels keep the layout the same, but replace the fixtures, for example replacing the old bathtub with a new bath.
However, you can also opt for a rearrangement of everything in the bathroom or a quick bath conversion. Our installers can complete bath conversions in just one day, so it’s still a fast remodel. What do our conversions involve:
Tub-to-Shower Conversions: Replace the bathtub with a shower enclosure that is easier to use and larger.
Shower-to-Tub Conversions: Replace the old shower with a bath that’s perfect for the children or to give yourself a place to soak.
Deciding on Design
You will also need to work on the final bathroom remodel design. Your remodeler should be able to help with picking out functional and attractive bath products, such as cabinets, toilets, bathtubs, and showers. You may even be able to get help with choosing color and tile combinations, and fixtures and accessories from an on-staff designer.
Last, but not least, you’ll make appointments associated with the remodel. The contractor may want to send a remodeler out to take more accurate measurements of the bath enclosure. They will also set a tentative date for installation, but this depends on the status of your bath products with the manufacturer. The remodeler will likely contact you closer to the estimated installation day to set a firm day for the appointment.
For a free consultation about your bathroom remodeling project with Miller Home Renovations, give us a call today. If you would like to request a free quote for a new shower, bathtub, or bath conversion, fill out our online form today.
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