On the event of visiting guests, a homeowner often cleans in an attempt to pass a self-imposed white glove test. Dusting all the knick-knacks and picture frames, scrubbing the kitchen floor until it shines and arranging the throw pillows just so are all a part of a well known dervish. Lastly, the toilet must be clean enough for the germ-a-phobic cousin. However, even if the toilet is perfectly clean, the rest of the bathroom may make guests never come again. The years of use have cracked and stained the floor tiles. Old wallpaper has warped and begun to peel from countless hours of shower time steam. Not to mention the old, leaky sink with the rusted pipes that drip water behind the vanity. A bathroom left to its own devices can be the scariest room in the house.
The choice to remodel a bathroom can come from necessity or desire. If the bathroom is outdated or dingy a remodel is probably best. Beginning a remodel starts with a decision of how much needs to change. Maybe the only necessity is a facelift for the fixtures and some new tile. Perhaps the entire room needs gutting to address structural issues. Regardless of the reasoning behind a remodel, the investment will add value to a home with very little effort. Bathrooms are one of the three most scrutinized rooms for new homebuyers alongside the bedroom and kitchen. Keeping up to date in the bathroom, with a unique effortless style, will insure happy house inhabitants, guests and buyers.
Admittedly, remodeling a bathroom is stressful due to the room’s inherent necessity. Not to mention starting a remodel right before the holidays could lead to disaster. Plan ahead for a remodel; if a specific contractor is only available after the holidays, apologize to the guests and wow them next year. The busiest time of year for contractors is August through December because people want to have everything squared away after summer vacations and before the holidays. More attention, lower prices and a more manageable schedule are all possible for a renovation done after the holidays. Weather permitting, a contractor can get the work done faster than during the milder months of hectic work.
The modern trend of DIY (do it yourself) splashes all over the television through trendy programming and commercials. However, leaving a bathroom remodel in the hands of trained professionals can be the best decision. Due to the intricacies of plumbing, electricity and building codes associated with bathrooms, a DIY’er could become overwhelmed. D.R. Hartman Construction Inc. is located in the Bethesda, Maryland area and services the surrounding regions from Washington, D.C. to Fairfax, Virginia. Don Hartman has over thirty years of experience in Maryland area home/commercial building. His sons all work alongside Don to bring the best quality to every work site. Their experience combined with individual inspiration brings about beautiful remodels all the time. Contact D.R. Hartman for a free, no obligation, bathroom remodel quote today!