Remodeling our homes is always fun and exciting. Whether it is a home you lived in for decades, or a home you recently moved into, the transition of any remodel can be just what the doctor ordered. But some may contemplate if it’s a project they are capable of handling themselves or if it’s a skilled tradesman that you need to hire. The first thing to consider is how extreme the remodel will be. Is it a simple re-paint and maybe new rugs? Or do you desire new fixtures and lighting along with a whole new floor and perhaps a complicated texture or finish for the walls? Even if the simplicity of new paint is all you crave, a professional is still the better choice!

Bathroom Remodeling Costs

In a bathroom there are many factors if doing a complete remodel. The plumbing and the electrical aspect is probably the most obvious and the most daunting, especially if you know little about them. But what if as you start gutting the floors or even tearing up the walls and discover rotting subfloor joists, or leaky pipes that have done enough damage a patch job won’t cut it? Or perhaps the previous homeowner, or construction crew on a new home rewired your electrical wrong, or there wasn’t proper installation on a fixture or lighting?

A&E Painting & Renovations have provided a list of why hiring a professional remodeler is better than trying to do it yourself when remodeling a bathroom!

Cost. Let’s just admit the primary reason you leaning towards doing it yourself is cost. No one wants to pay for material plus labor. But what if in the long run, hiring a professional is actually cheaper than trying to do it yourself and costing you double or even in triple in for proper tools (if you don’t already own them) and what about the many mistakes that are made requiring more supplies? Contractors can help you with a price estimate and help advise you to the best fixtures, flooring and wall textures for your home and lifestyle.

Time. In this day and age we are spoiled with indoor plumbing and the conveniences of having a bathroom when needed. A skilled tradesman can have your bathroom remodeled in lightning speed compared to the inexperienced amateur trying to figure it out as you go. If you have a day job and are exclusively remodeling your bathroom on weekends, your time frame can extend. If your home has only one bathroom, perhaps that professional is looking more like a hero sent from the construction gods.

Flooring. If your bathroom is relatively small, and vinyl is your ideal flooring, doing it yourself can be a fairly simple job. But if you are prone to tile floors or anything of the exotic nature, a professional is definitely the way to go. Remembering back to the unexpected rotting subfloor joists, that can be a mind numbing task if you don’t know the ins and outs of flooring or hidden damage.

Walls. To sum it up if you have OCD and expect perfection, hiring a remodeling contractor is a necessity. Installing the moisture friendly boards is as easy as drywall and if you don’t mind mudding flaws, doing it yourself could be no big deal. But the professional who does this all day can do it in their sleep better than most.

Counters and Cabinets. For those who have a little experience installing cabinets and counters, a bathroom could be bearable for you. Just a consideration, bathrooms are small and leave less room for maneuvering and working. The tight spaces can be a hardship and frustrating.

Sink Installation. Another seemingly easy task for anyone that has basic knowledge. However, if the plumbing is a mess and the piping needs adjusting, hiring a specialist may be the smart choice.

Shower/Tub and Toilet Replacement or Refinishing. This is probably the most horrifying project in the bathroom. So much can go wrong with the plumbing or the fixtures that leaving this duty is better in the hands better equipped for dealing with problematic situations.

Painting. If painting the bathroom you new favorite color is all that you are doing to your walls to revamp the room, then this one is a matter of preference. Many do not mind the task of painting, especially smaller rooms. So depending on your mood, hiring a professional to add the finishing touches to your walls could be for you if you don’t have the time or patience.

Professional Bathroom & Home Remodeling in Katy, Houston, Tomball & Stafford TX

No matter what kind of renovation you have been dreaming of, let A&E Painting and Renovations save the day and get your bathroom looking perfect.