Plan a Seamless Bathroom Remodel in 5 Easy Steps
Renovating your bathroom can go one of two ways—either it is a smooth and easy process or it’s fraught with delays and issues. The way to avoid the latter is through readiness and planning of your shower remodel. Whether you’re getting a walk-in shower or a top-to-bottom renovation, you’ll benefit from learning how to plan out your bathroom home improvement project. Let’s take a quick look at what the task entails.
Deciding on a Budget
You might want to determine your available budget for that shower upgrade first. While a contractor can help you with setting the prices for your remodel, it’s better to decide how much you are willing to invest ahead of time. Consider using sites like, HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List to find out how much a bathroom upgrade costs in the Portland, OR area. You can even find general pricing for specific projects, such as a tub or shower installation.
Picking Your Contractor
Feel free to make a few appointments with different bathroom installation companies. They shouldn’t charge you for a quick evaluation and cost quote. When searching for contractors, look for companies that have:
- Certifications and Licensing
- Good Customer Reviews
- A Local Storefront
- Free Quotes and Consultations
Deciding on Layout
Once you have selected the bathroom remodeler, you may want to work with him or her during the planning stages of the renovation. You’ll need to decide what areas of the bathroom to focus on during the remodeling and decide on a layout. Most simple bath remodels keep the layout the same, but replace the fixtures, for example replacing the old bathtub with a new walk-in shower.
However, you can also opt for a rearrangement of everything in the bathroom or a quick shower conversion. Our installers can complete bath conversions in just one day, so it’s still a fast remodel. What do our conversions involve:
Tub-to-Shower Conversions: Replace the bathtub with a shower enclosure that is easier to use and larger.
Shower-to-Tub Conversions: Replace the old shower with a bath that’s perfect for the youngsters or to give yourself a place to relax.
Deciding on Design
You will also need to work on the final shower space design. Your contractor should be able to help with picking out practical and attractive bath products, such as cabinets, toilets, bathtubs, and showers. You may even be able to get help with choosing color and flooring combinations, and fixtures and accessories from an on-staff designer.
Last, but not least, you’ll make appointments associated with the remodel. The contractor may want to send a remodeler out to take more accurate measurements of the bath or enclosure. They will also set a tentative date for installation, but this depends on your bath products’ status with the manufacturer. The remodeler will likely contact you closer to the estimated installation day to set a firm day for the appointment.
For a free consultation about your bathroom remodeling project with Pacific Bath Company, give us a call today. To request a free quote for a new shower, bathtub, or bath conversion, fill out our online form today.