Ricochet Construction specializes in Dallas, TX bathroom remodels.
When it comes to bathroom remodels, function must balance with form. And of course, we realize that form and function must balance with your budget. The good news, is that with a little imagination and creative design, the bathroom of your dreams is not going to be difficult to attain.
A complete bathroom remodel will essentially remove your bathroom from use for the entirety of the project. If you have a second bathroom, this should be a minor inconvenience. In many cases, if you have only one bathroom, the fixtures can be removed and replaced during the same day.
The most important thing about any remodeling project, is to establish a relationship with a contractor you trust. Open lines of communication will help to get the project done so much faster and with less hassle along the way.
Energy efficient is the key to buying your new bathroom faucets and toilet. Something that many people don't realize is that more money will not necessarily buy you a better toilet. It might buy you a better looking toilet, but there is not necessarily always a correlation between quality and cost. Most home stores have their own brand of bathroom fixtures, and these are frequently rated just as highly as the more popular name brands when compared by reviewers.
Buying your shower stall, bathtub and sink will be more about aesthetics than anything else.
Unlike your fixtures, more money will buy a better faucet. Most contractors will tell you not to be afraid to spend a decent amount of money on your faucets. This will save you money in the long term, as you will not have to replace it or repair it as soon if you buy high quality in the beginning.
Before a contractor ever sets foot into your home, they should discuss the upcoming project with you to determine the extent of your bathroom remodeling project. You will talk about the current state of the room, and how you might like to see it changed. This will enable your contractor to help you decide how to proceed with the project.
You will want to take some time before the project begins, to investigate all of the fixtures and finish items that you will need to select before the project is completed. You need to select fixtures, faucets and vanities prior to demolition in order to have them on hand for construction. You will also need to have the tile, flooring, sink top and any cabinetry selected as well. It is often necessary to order these items well in advance of your project beginning, so if you are considering a bathroom remodel in the near future, it is a good idea to start looking at options now.
If you are not entirely certain of how you want your new bathroom to look and function, all you have to do is ask. A contractor who is experienced in bathroom design will offer to show you their portfolio, discuss design ideas and material choices to help you get the best value and design from your new bathroom remodeling project.
The first step of almost any remodeling project will by far be the messiest part of the job. The demolition of an existing bathroom is no exception. With a full bathroom remodel, everything will be removed from your bathroom including the flooring and even sometimes, the walls. This will enable us to start with a clean slate for your new bathroom.
The "shell" of the room will be installed first. If walls have been removed, or need to be constructed, they will be build first. At that point, all electrical and plumbing work will be completed prior to the finishing of the walls.
Depending on the type of bathtub or shower to be installed, it will either be installed before or after your walls are build. Some types are build in and others are free standing. Depending on the fixtures that you select, there may be some minor structural changes required for support or installation purposes. Those will be discussed with you as the need arises.
It is imperative to make sure that your contractor works with certified and licensed plumbers and electricians. They should also happily handle any necessary inspections and work with the inspector(s) to handle any potential problems that might be found during an inspection.
Flooring will be installed and then the walls will be finished. This will include the installation of drywall and outlet boxes, switches, etc. Finish work, including painting and tile application, will be done later in the process.
When you want to have your bathroom remodeled, don't trust the work to just anyone. You need a contractor that you can trust, as a faulty bathroom installation can cause significant problems in your home. Spent time planning your bathroom remodel, and work with your contractor every step of the way to ensure for proper planning. Once you have established a good working relationship with a contractor, they will be a project partner that you can rely on for years to come.
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