Laying Out the Bathroom of Your Dreams!
Very few redesign projects are as exciting as a bathroom remodel. There are countless options in front of you, but a contractor with deep supplier relationships and full-time design pros can help you sort through the choices.
Remodel America can walk you through a bathroom renovation planning like no other Charlotte-area remodeling firm. We’ll begin by looking at your existing floor space to see if your bathtub and shower is meeting every need. We make it fun to look at renovation ideas!
Shower enclosures are amazing these days and we have a huge selection of both bathroom tile and vinly flooring to complete the look. Have you seen the latest in shower closures, shower heads? Perhaps you’d be interesting in the new Vitamin-C shower heads, an emerging healthy alternative. We have an entire line of bathroom hot tubs, too.
Restroom Vanities and Countertop Choices
Bathroom vanities are a specialty for us. Available in a wide variety of stunning styles, the cabinets and granite or quartz countertops are more convenient and stronger than ever. Let us demonstrate the options and put together a combination that maximizes what you get from your floor plan.
We also have a beautiful selection of low-slip and no-slip bath stickers, safety grab bars, shower chairs/seats and raised commode seating.
In-Law Additions / Parent Renovation
And if you need a bathroom addition, or even a bedroom addition, to accomodate an aging relative, we can design a renovation in quick order to help you avoid a crisis. Our team is friendly and we face the very same family issues that you do, so your happiness and convenience is important to us.
Home Remodeling | Room Additions | Roofing | Siding | Window Replacement
Maiden, North Carolina
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Justin Pierce is a real estate investor who regularly writes about his experiences buying, renovating and selling houses in the Maiden area. The magazine also reports that this improvement will increase your home’s resale value by an average of $11,688.
This work would include all new tile on the floor, a tile tub surround and new tub, toilet and vanity with top and built-in sink. It also includes new paint, hardware, faucets and light fixture. So in this project your most powerful money savings tool is knowledge and negotiation skills.
You need to find a good contractor and work with him or her to try to reduce those labor costs while still achieving quality work and providing worthwhile work and profit to your contractor.
That is assuming everything goes about average and two people are working the job. However, it’s common for them to budget in a 100 percent cushion, which most other industries would find unacceptable. They typically have a lead person who can make $20 to $30 per hour and a helper who makes around $14 to $16 an hour.
Assuming everything goes reasonably well and the contractor is done in five days and the contractor is only making a profit on the labor, then the gross profit on this job to the business is only $468.
Remember, they still have to pay for gas, insurance, administration and all the other things that come with running a business. So many will balk if approached with this lean and efficient project proposal. The vanity, tub and tile are probably the three biggest ticket items and the things that most people go overboard on. You can easily spend half of your budget on these three items if you’re not careful.
I find a $350 basic tub works just as well as at $3,000 tub.
They require additional electrical and permits, and to be honest, no one uses them.
You can spend just a $100 on a very basic vanity but I recommend splurging a little here. But you can easily spend $1,000 or more on this item alone.
When it comes to tile you can also spend a dollar a square foot or you can spend $15. This is very simple and anyone can do it. It will usually consist of demolition and haul away, installing new cement backer board at floor and surround, installing tile at floor and tub surround, installing tile grout, installing all new fixtures and connect plumbing, installing hardware and prep and paint walls.
You can also go down to your local home improvement store. I recommend showing up at 6 a.m. when it opens.
There will usually be at least a half a dozen work trucks and vans in the parking lot. One, you know the contractor is actually active in the trades and you know they work in your area. When you tell them your plan at least half of them will decline to bid your job.
You need to find a good contractor at the right time.
I find that if a contractor is in need of work at a given time then they’ll give you a good price.
Be careful in relying on a contractor who was recommended by a neighbor.
This is all a lot of work but this is another way of doing it yourself.
Rather than strapping on a tool belt you’re taking on project management type of duties and it’s much easier than hauling out piles of old drywall and old tile and spending two days hunched over tile work.
You may not feel comfortable buying all the miscellaneous items like drains, P-traps and water lines so you can negotiate to have the contractor provide those.
I don’t know about you but it’s hard for me to make a run to the store in less than two hours. And, I’ll tell you, anytime your workers leave your project there’s no guarantee when they’ll come back. If you choose to have the contractor buy the materials then make sure you have an agreed upon budget for these items in your contract.
But inform him that if he gets the work done within the five-day limit you’ll pay him a $1,000 bonus.
You’ll pay a $500 bonus plus the daily extension fee if the work is done within seven working days.