Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before a Bathroom Remodeling Project


Finding the right contractor can be challenging. Excellent contractors are usually busy, so setting an appointment with them won’t be easy. The good thing is you will find other choices that would match your needs. Make sure you ask the right questions first before you commence the project. Once you feel satisfied with the responses, you know you’ve found the right contractor. These are some important questions you must ask.

What were your previous remodeling projects?

Some contractors have a website where people can view images of previous projects done. If it’s unavailable, ask the contractor during your appointment. Browsing the previous projects will give you a glimpse of how talented the contractor is. You may also ask questions regarding the project details. If you receive a satisfactory answer, you have the best person for the job. It’s even better if the contractor has a partnership with suppliers. You will find everything you need to get the job done, even if you require particular fixtures such as a walk-in shower enclosure or a freestanding bath. 

Can you deal with my remodeling plans?

Not all remodeling projects are the same. Some houses are smaller, and others have spacious bathrooms. Ask the contractor to finish the required project considering its size and scope. If there’s hesitation in the response, you must look for someone else.

Do you have insurance, license, and permit?

You will feel confident working with a contractor with the necessary licenses and permits. Ask these questions first before pursuing the project. You don’t wish to get stuck with someone who has no insurance since anything can happen during the construction. If you need to ask for permits yourself, the contractor must also tell you in advance. You don’t want any project delay because you didn’t know these details.

How many projects are you doing at the same time?

You can’t blame contractors for doing several things at once. They have to earn more money, and they won’t hesitate to accept various projects. Besides, they will hire people to do the job under their supervision. They don’t have to be on-site at all times. However, it doesn’t mean the contractor will sign up for as many projects as possible as it could affect the results. Find an honest contractor who will finish the project within the desired time.

When can you finish the project?

Once you delve into the plans, your contractor will give you an estimated time to finish the project. It includes acquiring the accessories and furniture along with the construction phases. If it’s a reasonable timeline, you can pursue the partnership. Otherwise, you have to look for someone else. For example, the bathroom is an important area at home, and you won’t have time to wait for its completion.

Ask these questions and see if the responses are satisfactory. Then, look at different choices until you feel satisfied. Don’t try to drag the process, though. You don’t want someone else to take your contractor because you couldn’t make up your mind.

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