Many bathroom remodeling jobs come out of necessity but the results are pure joy for a homeowner when they first look at their newly remodeled space. Homeowners may be experiencing some water drainage or the bathtub might be falling apart and they know it’s time to call a bathroom contractor for a remodeling job, or perhaps the homeowner has tired of their 60’s colors of title and want an updated look for the room everyone uses the most.
A bathroom remodeling project will begin with a call to a bathroom designer, many of which are also contractors or have extensive knowledge of what it would take to make over a bathroom. Sometimes a homeowner has one idea and the designer might try to persuade them to go a different direction with their remodeling project. This might only be because of something as simple as a load barring wall or there isn’t enough space to do what the homeowner wants to do.
The designer will go over the bathroom and discuss the options of making the space bigger or keeping the original size with the homeowner and then they will contact the contractor for a starting date. The contractor would be responsible for obtaining all permits for construction.
If the original space is going to be used in the bathroom remodeling, then the walls will typically stay intact unless there has been water damage from a leaking pipe, if that is the case, then a plumber would be called in earlier than planed to see where the water is coming from.
Depending on what is under the visible floor, hardwood or tiles, they may need to be removed and replaced however sometimes they can be salvaged and used again in the new bathroom. Some of the higher-end, larger bathroom remodeling jobs are going with marble flooring for a more luxurious look and feel.
The walls that are damaged would be torn down by the construction crew and a framer would come in to place frame from the new walls. A drywall hanger is next and then it’s time to install the new bathtub, shower and other fixtures.
Many people are deciding on marble bathtubs and showers that are separate from one another with the shower being larger and more ‘roomy’ in addition to having the more expensive faucets and rain shower heads. Bath tubs could be sunken, spa style with jets or a walk up with a small half wall surrounding it.
A plumber will come in before the walls are completed to lay the piping for the tub, shower and sink. If the existing pipes are going to be used a plumber may be called in to check and make sure they are up to current code standards.