How to Choose the Right Bathroom Remodel Expert

Posted on: August 18,2011

When it comes to any home improvement project, choosing the right man (or woman) to assist you with the job can be overwhelming.

Bathroom remodeling projects are especially daunting, even for the seasoned DIY-er.

Take a look through your local Yellow Pages and you’ll find an endless supply of contractors and home improvement companies. But how do you know which is the right company for your bathroom remodel project?

Re-Bath & More has remodeled thousands of bathrooms throughout Central PA and has put together a guide just for homeowners like you!

Guide to Choosing the Right Bathroom Remodeling Company

A study by the Small Business Administration found that nearly 96% of all new contractors were out of business within two years! So how do you choose someone you can trust? Take your time and do some homework.

1. Get Referrals

Get referrals from friends and neighbors who have updated their bathrooms. People LOVE to talk about their homes and when they’ve had a great experience with a bathroom remodeling company, they’re happy to spread the word!

2. Go Online

Check with the Better Business Bureau. Home improvement contractors are top of the “hit-list” for complaints. Find a company with an A+ rating on the BBB, but be cautious of online reviews. Many review sites are not monitored and comments are often posted by companies and contractors themselves in an attempt to advertise. A website such as Angie’s List however can be a great tool to use. Customers must pay a nominal fee to join and reviews are honest and reliable. If a company has received good reviews on Angie’s List, they are worth checking out.

3. Ask for References

A reputable company should be able to provide you with names of past customers in your area who are willing to speak with you. Ask specific questions.

  • Was the work performed on time?
  • Was your home cleaned and cared for at the end of the project?
  • How did the final cost for the project compare with the cost estimate?
  • How was the quality of the products used and the installation?

4. Check for Insurance and Licenses

Make sure the company has the proper insurance and licenses to work in your home. A reputable business will have no problem providing you with copies of Workman’s Compensation and Liability Insurance information.

5. Be Wary of the Lowest Bid

Statistically, 80% of people registering complaints with the BBB took the lowest bid for their remodeling projects. You truly do “get what you pay for” most of the time when it comes to home improvement projects like bathroom remodeling.

6. Get Everything in Writing

You can never protect your investment enough! A high-quality bathroom remodel can add value to your home for years to come, so ensure that the entire process is hassle- and stress-free for your family.

7. Enjoy Yourself

Working on a bathroom remodeling project does not need to be stressful. Find someone you enjoy working with. You will be trusting them with your time, your money and your home so you’d better like them!

Bathroom Remodeling in Central PA

Looking for a bathroom remodeling company in Central Pennsylvania? Re-Bath & More will be there every step of the way and ensure a high-quality, value adding remodel that is both functional and beautiful. Contact us online today to schedule a free in-home design consultation!