BATHROOM REMODELING FAQ
Bathroom Remodeling Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If you’re thinking about starting a home renovation project, the bathroom is one of the most popular rooms to start with. After you’ve done some research online you’ve quickly realized what a large undertaking bathroom remodeling can be and have jotted down tons of questions. Understanding the ins & outs of your next home improvement project is critical for its success. A&P Custom Kitchens in Philadelphia has compiled a list of Bathroom Remodeling FAQ to help you understand the process from start to finish. Call our custom kitchen & bathroom contractor showroom at 215-551-9070 for more information & to schedule an in-home consultation.
20 Bathroom Remodeling & Renovation FAQ from Homeowners
Renovation is when you’re updating or reviving an existing structure with cosmetic changes. This could be as simple as changing out the mirror and vanity and repainting.
Remodeling involves changing the structure of the bathroom through demolition & destruction. This involves changing the entire shower, redoing the flooring and cosmetic changes.
A&P Custom Kitchens helps with both bathroom renovation & remodeling projects for homeowners.
There are many factors that determine whether remodeling your bathroom is the right decision for your home and budget. The most common reasons to undertake the project include aging bathroom (practically & aesthetically) and the need to maximize storage/space.
The length of time will depend on the scope of the overall project. We have to take into consideration time for labor, material delivery and mid-project discoveries. After our consultation, our bathroom designers can give you a good estimate of how long it will take to finish your bathroom.
We generally separate all bathroom remodeling projects into 5 areas: Planning, Prepping, Plumbing, Aesthetics and Final Touches.
A well-designed, aesthetically pleasing bathroom can go a long way when it’s time to sell your home. If you’re doing a bathroom renovation for the sole purpose of selling your home, it may be best to consult with a realtor before making your final decision.
Changing out faucets, hardware, the mirror and painting the walls are easy tasks homeowners can tackle themselves. However, if you have bigger dreams for your bathroom like a new vanity, redoing the floors or creating a larger space, hiring a bathroom contractor is a must.
Remove all personal items from the bathroom that will be in the way (towels, soap dispensers, shelving, shower curtain, etc.). Make sure the hallway is cleared so our crew can easily go in & out. Lastly, it is good to keep pets in an area of the home far from your bathroom, so they are not scared by the noises of the power tools.
Yes! Whether you have a few ideas in mind or you’re going in completely blind, we’ll make sure the result is a bathroom you’re 100% satisfied with both ascetically and practically.
Just like the time of the project, the cost is determined by the scope of the renovation. During our consultation we’ll determine a budget and offer several options to help you stick to your money goal, while giving you the look you desire.
In most cases, the floor and wall tiles will be the most expensive. Other than that, fixtures and shower and tub systems will be second.
Re-glazing is a good option if you’re looking to save money on your bathroom remodeling project and you’re still happy with the size & configuration of your tub. Keep in mind that depending on usage, the tub will need to be re-glazed every three years.
Full Bathroom Remodel: Essentially the entire bathroom will be gutted and replaced: retiling the floor & tub, repainting, replacing the tub/shower/sink/vanity. You’ll also upgrade the hardware, lighting, faucets and fixtures.
Partial Remodel: This can be as small as repainting or involve installing a new vanity or replacing the bathtub.
If you’re remodeling your primary bathroom, it is best to tackle the entire project at once. This way, you won’t have a half-completed bathroom.
However, if you have an extra bathroom, you can do the project in stages, but it will take significantly longer to achieve your dream space.
Don’t forget that quality is important! Don’t try to cut corners on high-quality fixtures, materials and professional workmanship.
The right colors, lighting, flooring and beautiful features will create a timeless bathroom you’ll enjoy for years to come.
Read More: Tips to Design a Timeless Bathroom
We can help with both the design and installation of an ADA compliant bathroom including railings, grab bars, walk in showers or tubs, special height toilets and many other requirements.
Of course! A&P Custom Kitchens has all required licenses and can provide copies upon request.
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It can be difficult to find contractors you can trust to deliver a high-quality job within your budget. A&P Custom Kitchens has over 35 years of experience and thousands of 5-star reviews. Trust our designers to help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams and our technicians to install each piece flawlessly.
If you’re ready to get started on designing the bathroom of your dreams, call A&P Kitchens at our Philadelphia showroom: 215-551-9070.