Hiring the Right Renovation Company
When planning a new bath, hiring the services of a professional bathroom planner can save you time and money because they know what they are doing. Restroom renovation projects normally require the expertise of a variety of bath professionals and craftsmen to get the job done.
Especially if you are contemplating a complete washroom makeover, there are going to be many tough planning decisions that will not only waste your time trying to figure them out but you may not have the proper knowledge or the qualifications to make them.
Professionals such as interior designers, architects, general contractors, design/build firms, finish carpenters, electricians and plumbers can help you make those hard-hitting decisions. It will be comforting to note that once all the solid bath planning decisions are made the rest of your bathroom construction resolutions will normally fall into place.
1) One of the first professionals you should consult when doing a complete restroom overhaul is an architect because they are the ones who can draw up the blueprint for your new powder room.
Architects are licensed professionals who design structures to meet local municipal building codes. They can draw up the plans for your bathrooms structural design, along with electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems for your lavatory.
When planning a new bath, architects are especially handy if you plan on adding an addition to your lavatory or your design plans require some tricky or off the wall modifications to your existing bathing space.
If you are lucky, you can get your architect to act as a general contractor, where he/she can do all the essential framing and then hire out and manage the other craftsmen and contractors needed to finish the washroom renovation project.
Finding Design Experts That Make the Grade
2) Interior designers or bath decorators are design experts that can help you with your lavatory stylistic choices, material choices, color choices and even layout choices available to you.
Try to get one that specializes in baths. Another thing that you should look for is whether or not they are certified. The National Kitchen and Bath Association requires that a designer go through a thorough training program so you know they are qualified to give you sound advice.
3) Plumbers are normally required only if your plan on moving your plumbing fixtures, they typically install fixtures, faucets, water supply lines, vent systems plus drain and wastes systems in your powder room to meet local building codes.
4) Electricians are indispensable if you have new fixtures or your home is old and you need to bring it up to code by running new electrical cable through your bathroom to install switches or wall receptacles. Depending upon your aptitude, most homeowners can install light fixtures and bath fans by themselves but if you are unsure, it’s always best to get the aid of a qualified electrician.
5) Craftspeople add the finishing touches to your bathroom masterpiece. They typically are finishing carpenters that do trim work, architectural detailing, base boards and minor finishing construction.
It should go without saying that before a finger is lifted by any of these professionals that you get the contract in writing summarizing the intended work, payment schedule, concessions for changes and start and finish date. It is great to have this practical checklist not only for legal reasons but also to check the progress of your lavatory remodeling job.