The Top Reasons Professional Bathroom Remodeling Makes Sense

Reasons For Hiring A Professional - Bathroom Remodeling

Today, the proliferation of home improvement shows has somewhat emboldened homeowners. They can see the possibilities for the own spaces and gain inspiration to take on a quality of life improving project like remodeling the bathroom. The downside is that many of these same shows make it look easy. You see homeowners swinging a hammer, or removing a toilet. And of course, “doing it yourself” is cheaper, but is it?

The truth is, remodeling a bathroom is a stressful, complicated project that requires expertise, experience, and … the right tools! A typical bathroom remodeling can encompass plumbing, electrical, drywall, tiling, flooring, and more that is typically well above the experience level of the typical homeowner.

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Working with a professional who has experience with bathroom remodeling can save you time, money and provide you with the bathroom of your dreams! If you're still on the fence, here are seven important reasons to hire a professional for your bathroom remodeling!

1. Getting Professional Results Requires Expertise

The result is what matters the most. A professional can help you with the design and materials you'll choose and will be well versed in the latest technology, materials and style trends. Not only that, but they will have the professional experience to install every element and deliver high-quality results. Working with a professional is the best way to end up with the spa-like bathroom you've been dreaming about.

2. Reduce The Stress of A Home Remodeling

The right professional can alleviate the stress surrounding your home improvement project. Professionals are kind, courteous and respectful of your home. They will work with you to honor your schedule and make the process as easy as possible; They can also save you hours of time and research as you educate yourself on each of the elements involved in a bathroom remodeling.

3. Remodeling Professionals Are Bonded, Insured and Certified

Working with a professional can protect your largest investment. Depending on the region you are in, a professional contractor might need to be certified, licensed, or even bonded. A licensed contractor will have all of the necessary insurance and bonding required to protect you in the event of a problem. They will stand behind their work and protect you during and after your project.

Contractor licensing in Wisconsin: Wisconsin law requires your contractor to hold two credentials or certifications; in Wisconsin they are not called licenses. Wisconsin also requires contractors to carry liability insurance but not bonding.

PRO TIP: In Wisconsin, you can look up the status of the Dwelling Contractor Qualifier credential and the Dwelling Contractor credential at this web site. Scroll down to "Trades Credential/License Search" and then complete two searches, first for Dwelling Contractor and second for Dwelling Contractor Qualifier. Your remodeler should carry both of these. Be sure they are not expired.

4. Workers Compensation Insurance Protects You

A short cartoon describing the unintended consequences of hiring someone not covered by Workman's Comp insurance

Workers compensation is designed to place a firewall between the consumer and the company working at their home. It is also to protect the employees doing the work. But for small companies, Workers Compensation (Work Comp) is not required by law.

PRO TIP: Be aware that without a Work Comp policy, you the homeowner are not protected. For example, a health insurance company, even against the wishes of the worker, can sue you if they are injured while working at your home. Only Workers Compensation insurance will protect you from this risk because work comp is a firewall between you and the worker.

We've prepared this humorous cartoon to reveal the risk of hiring someone who does not carry a Workers Compensation policy.

5. Professional Remodeling Teams Work Quickly

Scheduling System

Does your remodeler have a scheduling system to ensure that your project stays on track?

If you've been considering a DIY remodeling project, but can't find the time, hiring a professional will get the job done! Partnering with a designer can be a huge help in planning your project and getting your ideas down on paper. They can help you organize and sort through design ideas, plumbing, electrical needs and the fun part, like choosing the perfect tile, the right paint, and accessories.

6. Remodeling Professionals Can Better Manage Your Budget

If you're concerned about the costs involved in working with a professional considering the DIY approach, consider this...A bathroom remodeling project is one of the most complex projects in home remodeling. The process includes electrical, plumbing, waterproofing, drywall, tiling and more. Unless you know what you're doing across the trades, any mistakes you make can be extremely costly. Hiring a professional means getting what you want, and getting right the first time.

7. A Professional Design-Build Remodeler Can Deliver on Your Creative Vision

Great Results

A professional design build company will be able to create a beautiful and unique solution for your bathroom remodeling. The constraints of this timber framed home lead to several unique solutions.

Working with a designer can help to clarify your creative and aesthetic vision for your space. They will be aware of the latest style trends, newest materials and current technology available. A designer can help you choose the perfect vanity, countertop, sinks, fixtures, paints, and tiles. A professional design-build remodeling firm will ensure that your remodeled bathroom blends timeless style, with functionality and matches your aesthetics.

8. A Professional Remodeler Does This For A Living!

While taking on a DIY project might seem like a good idea, remember a professional design-builder does these types of projects every day! They will have the experience and understand the nuances of form and function that is required for a bathroom remodeling. They will help you to choose the perfect materials, fixtures, and accessories to meet your family's needs to create the perfect dream bathroom that will bring you years of service, and joy!

While undertaking a DIY project might seem like a good idea, the truth is to get exactly what you want within your budget, hiring a professional design-build remodeler is the right choice. They will help you to make the best decisions and create a design that meets your needs and personal style. They have the expertise, experience and current knowledge to do the job right the first time with high-quality results.

PRO TIP: Your remodeler should have a written process to show you. You can view Our Proven Process for Your Successful Project as an example. It is how we are able to fulfill our promises of completing your project on time, on budget, and more beautiful than you imagined!

Your time is valuable and working with a team of professionals can mean spending it on the fun stuff like choosing the perfect flooring, tile, soaking tub, vanity and accessories. If you're considering a bathroom remodeling project, give the experts at Degnan Design Build Remodel a call. Let us show you how we can give you the dream bathroom you've always wanted, at a price you can afford!

This article was updated by Abe Degnan on 8/1/2018.

About Degnan Design Build Remodel
Since 1981 Degnan Design Build Remodel has provided home improvement and construction services to customers throughout Greater Madison, Wisconsin. Our goal is to WOW you with a "Designed For Your Life" solution using a process that will transform your home into a beautiful living space, delivered on time, and on budget. We are known for our communication, respectfulness, and a commitment to our customers and our community. Contact us to speak with one of our designers about your home improvement project.