Things To Consider Before a DIY Bathroom Remodel

There are so many details to consider and decisions to make with a bathroom remodel. Having someone to guide you through each would be nice, wouldn’t it? At Re-Bath, we believe everyone deserves to have a bathroom they love, without the headaches that can accompany a home remodeling project. That’s why we do things a little differently, starting with our Design Consultants.

Still, homeowners with a little bit of know-how might want to try tackling it on their own. If you’re not sure whether to DIY or hire a remodeling company, start by asking yourself these 4 questions.

DIY Question #1: Do I have the time to remodel my bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling is a big project. If you’ve got a day job, you’ll likely be tackling your DIY bathroom during nights and weekends over the next few weeks or months, which means your project will likely take much longer than you think. Tearing out old tile, flooring, and fixtures is just the beginning. You’ll also need to price and select all new materials, then schedule delivery and coordinate the plumber and electrician to come out and tackle their tasks. While your bathroom is out of commission, you’ll probably be sharing your home’s guest bath or your children’s bathroom.

The Re-Bath process is designed to make your bathroom remodel an enjoyable, stress-free and painless experience. Re-Bath Design Consultants are trained to identify your needs, listen to your concerns, and assemble your ideal bathroom without any high-pressure sales tactics. We believe your experience throughout the design process is just as important as the finished product. That means we realize your remodel is about you, and we won’t start assembling your dream bathroom until you’re ready.  And if you do decide to hire Re-Bath, you won’t have to wait so long for your new bathroom. We’ve remodeled more than a million bathrooms and we’ve got it down to a science, which means a complete bathroom remodel typically takes just about one week.

DIY Question #2 What’s the (real) cost of bathroom remodeling?

Let’s face it, there’s a wide range of bathroom remodel products available to homeowners. From flooring and vanities, to tubs, showers and fixtures, you can spend a little, or a whole lot. DIY bathroom remodels tend to cost more than homeowners think, especially if you uncover any issues after removing the old fixtures. Most contractors will give you a rough estimate to remodel your bathroom. But by the time you finish picking everything out, that estimate has likely gone up by 30 or 40 percent. That’s because contractors don’t factor in higher-end products. Re-Bath prides itself on delivering world-class bathroom remodels for every budget. Your Design Consultant will help you select materials, finishes, fixtures, and accessories within your chosen budget during your no-cost consultation. Then, before any work is done, you’ll be provided an honest, accurate estimate of your final cost. Re-Bath gives you permission to kiss over-budget home improvement projects goodbye!

DIY Question #3: Will I get the design I want for my bathroom?

Not only is it difficult to make all those product and material decisions, but unless you have a design degree, knowing exactly how to get the style you’re after can be intimidating. Is that tile contemporary or transitional? Does that traditional faucet complement the light fixtures you’re considering? It’s an exhaustive process with more choices than the cereal aisle of the grocery store. Deciding the color, style, and material for every fixture and surface in your bathroom can truly be overwhelming. Working with Re-Bath means you won’t have to spend a month’s worth of weekends driving from store to store. Instead, your personal Design Consultant will bring an entire showroom’s worth of materials right to your (real or virtual) front door. You’ll sit down together in the comfort of your own home and compare products, discuss the pros and cons of different materials, and talk design ideas until all the tough decisions have been made. Best of all, you’ll get the insights of an experienced professional at no-cost and under no-obligation.

DIY Question #4 Will I get my money’s worth for bathroom remodeling?

According to the most recent Cost vs Value Report, a mid-range bathroom remodel offers a 60% return on a homeowner’s investment. Quick turnaround and cost-effective pricing make a Re-Bath bathroom remodel an ideal choice for homeowners who are thinking about selling or trying to sell their homes. Even if you have no inclination to move, knowing that you’ll be able to recoup the majority of your cost is a big win. Having an expert guide you through your product, material, and color choices may help you get the most from your home later on.

Designing the bathroom of your dreams should be a memorable, enjoyable experience. When you work with a Re-Bath Design Consultant, you’ll be guided every step along the journey to your beautiful new bathroom. Ready to get started? Click here to schedule your design consultation today.