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Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom Remodeling

Tips courtesy of Angie’s List


A bathroom update typically yields an 80 percent return. Angie’s List, the nation’s premier provider of consumer reviews, asked highly-rated remodeling companies on where to invest in the bathroom.

  • Bathrooms are a great place to invest home improvement dollars.
  • Bathroom remodels are expensive so you need to make sure that money is spent wisely. 
  • Before even beginning your project, take a hard look at your budget and be realistic about what you can afford.
  • You can save on decorative items, but you really need to invest in high-quality for faucets, toilets, tubs and showers that get daily use.


Popular bathroom trends:

  • Over the last couple of years many homeowners are finding that garden tub isn’t really being used much and it takes up a lot of space. The trend now is a larger, multi-head shower instead.
  • Invest in high-quality cabinets, tubs, showers and toilets. These items get daily use and need to stand up to the test of time.
  • While choosing top-quality fixtures are important, you can save on decorative items, such as lighting and knobs. 


Hiring a bathroom remodeling company:

  • Bathroom remodels entail electrical and plumbing work, so consumers must be sure their contractor is appropriately licensed to do the job.
  • You should never hire on price alone, and you should have at least three apples-to-apples bids to compare before you hire. If one of them is extremely higher or lower than the others, you have to question why that is.
  • If your bathroom has any mold issues, you need to make sure your contractor is properly trained and certified in mold remediation.
  • Check out the company’s reputation on Angie’s List, ask the business for references and photos of completed projects.
  • Find a contractor who is willing to work with your budget.


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