Tips for a Stress-Free Bathroom Remodeling Project

Tackle your bathroom remodel this spring the right way with some of our stress-free tips to ensure a smooth renovation!

This spring is a great time to tackle the bathroom remodel project you’ve always dreamed about. Even though it’s a small room in the house, a bathroom remodel can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task. With some of our easy tips and advice, you can actually manage to tackle your next bathroom remodeling project all in one weekend!

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Start with a Plan


This is the fun part where you get to dream and design your perfect bathroom! To help stick to your budget and develop your ideal plan, use these pointers:

  • Get Creative: Browse Pinterest or Houzz to find inspirations for your dream bathroom and then narrow down your favorites.
  • Know Your Budget: Identify big-ticket items such as a new floor plan or the relocation of plumbing fixtures. Be aware of average prices for materials and labor necessary to complete the task.
  • Needs vs. Wants: Some features in your bathroom may need to be replaced due to damage or age, but every item needs replacement. Keep a list of needs vs. wants and identify where you can splurge.

Understand the Time Frame


If you change the floor plan, you may lose access to your bathroom for a period of time. Consider how long you’re willing to go without a bathroom. DIY projects often take longer so you may want to hire bathroom renovation contractors to get the job done faster and with a guarantee.

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Choose a Reliable Contractor


The most important way to ensure a stress-free bathroom remodel is choosing an experienced contractor. Some tasks can be done on your own, but plumbing, framing, and fixture installations should be left to the professionals.

  • Ensure they have proper licensing: Do not rely on a contractor’s word that they are licensed. A full reno involves plumbing and electrical work, so it’s important you confirm a contractor’s qualifications. Along with their licensing, make sure they also provide insurance.
  • Check their financials: Check with your local Better Business Bureau, your state’s consumer protection agency, and even subcontractors if possible. Ask for financial statements from a contractor’s bank to ensure their financial stability to avoid problems down the road.
  • Ask for customer references: A good contractor will be more than happy to provide you with several names of customers they’ve worked with on similar projects. You can also check out sites for unbiased opinions like Yelp, Google, and Angie’s List.