Bathroom Design – Hiring a Contractor

One of the challenges when you’re remodeling your bathroom is to find and hire a professional who will not give you a beautiful bathroom, but one that can make the space function properly within a reasonable cost to yourself. Professional help is definitely required when you need to rework the plumbing or electricity outlets when remodeling your bathroom. Contractors should also know the plumbing, wiring and structural aspects of the project to make sure you wind up with a professional finish.

A contractor is familiar with important building codes, which needs to be observed, otherwise you could wind up having to tear down all the work you paid for and start all over again. You may also need to hire an architect, interior designer and a building/remodeling contractor. 

Word of mouth and thoroughly checking their references should help you find the right decorator or builder for the job you have in mind. Be careful not to sign with a contractor who would be more willing to skimp on workmanship and make a run for your cash than being interested in doing a great job that will bring repeat business because they are running short on the dateline. Keeping an eye on budget is one thing but an even more important aspect of the project is health and safety. 

Wiring, plumbing or gas supplies MUST be done correctly, otherwise it could have lethal consequences for somebody in your home or for one of the contractors themselves. Cutting corners is not an option on this matter. Hire licensed and insured professionals to complete your remodelling project. Contractors should apply for the proper permits and follow code from start to finish with no bending of the rules. If your home is inspected by building code officials who determine the work was not completed properly, you might have to tear all the work back down.

The contractor should apply for the permit in his or her name, not yours. Make sure that you get this in writing before any work begins. This holds the contractor, and not you, responsible for all work that is to be completed. Communication between you and the contractor is important with each inspection at each stage of the remodeling project to make sure nothing is missed and everyone knows what\’s being done.