Hire a Contractor to Install Your New Bathroom
Once you have decided on your new bathroom design it’s time to get to work. If you aren’t able to install your new bathroom yourself then you may want to think about hiring a contractor. Contractors are usually more than capable of getting the job done, but you should be prepared to pay them a lot of money to do it. What’s more is you may also want to think about hiring someone who can work as a project manager to oversee the entire job. Doing this will help to prevent delays and mean the job will be done a lot quicker. If you want your bathroom to look good, then you’re going to need to hire someone who is happy to do the work for you. Here’s how you can take steps to ensure you hire the right team of people so you have a new bathroom as quickly as possible.
1. MAKE A NOTE OF YOUR PLANS
Write down what you would like your contractor to do. If you have a list to hand you can tick things off once they are done. The more details you can give a contractor, the better the chance they have of giving you the bathroom you want. draw a diagram of where you would like your sink, toilet, bath or shower to go, and don’t forget to include any light fittings either. If you’re not sure where you would like your new bath to be, ask a contractor where they think the best spot is.
A good contractor will be able to work with your plans and suggest alterations they think may be necessary. They may spot a problem with the desired location of your basin and suggest it is moved closer to the water pipes or away from the door.
2. SHOP AROUND
When you’re about to buy something for your home, chances are you shop around so you get a feel for a range of products. You should also think about shopping around when it comes to potentially hiring a contractor. Ask for quotes and details about how long it will take them to complete the job. You may also want to find out if there is any after service care too. After service care could mean that you may not have to pay for any problems that occur once your new bathroom has been installed. Look out for product and workmanship guarantees too as they may come in useful if you’re not satisfied with the work that’s been undertaken.
3. A good reputation?
Does the contractor you’re about to hire have a good reputation? Take a look at their website if they have one as this will help you to determine whether you can trust them. Read customer reviews if there are any available as they are likely to be true and indicative of the quality of work and service you can expect.
The lowest price may not be the best
None of us want to pay more than we really need to for anything we buy. This also rings true when it comes to hiring a contractor to install your new bathroom. But at the same time you should also ensure that a low price doesn’t affect the quality of work. If a contractor quotes you a price that is a lot lower than everyone else’s, you need to find out why. Contractors are in the job to make money, and although they need to keep in line with competition, they also need to make a profit. If you are quoted a sum that’s a lot cheaper, this could be because the quality of the work may not be up to scratch.
5. Delays in fitting your bathroom
As with any job there could be delays in fitting your new bathroom, this happens all the time and may be unavoidable. Ask the contractor to sign an agreement that states they will not charge you extra if there are delays. You may also want to ask if they will sign an agreement that states if the work is delayed by more than a week or two that you’re offered a discount on the total cost.
6. Keep an eye on progress
One of the things you will need to do is keep an eye on progress. Check in every day to see how things are panning out. If the job isn’t going to take long, pop your head in and ask how things are going. When you take the contractor a cup of coffee, it may be the perfect time for you to ask how things are working out.
Don’t forget to talk to your contractor and ask if they have had any problems or if they can suggest a better location for the towel rail. Sometimes seeing something from another persons’ perspective can make you see your design in a whole new light.
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