Finding the Best Bathroom Designer For You

February 4, 2013
 

Finding the ideal bathroom designer is not an easy process.  And, for many, the process becomes a costly mistake.  But, if you focus on the following factors when picking your designer, your bathroom design experience will result in a bathroom that will be a source of pride for you and your family for years to come.

Credibility: Which designer seems to have the best understanding of his trade? A truly experienced and credible designer
or sales rep, will be able to draw on extensive experience and that usually will present itself in your initial appointment.

Scope of Work: Most contractors lack a thorough understanding of their business’s internals, their trade partners’ rates
and their vendors’ material availablilty. This prompts them to create incomplete proposals with potentially expensive loose other ends. Whose proposal is the most comprehensive?

Design: The worst type of buyer’s remorse happens when you invest hard earned dollars into a project, only to realize
afterwards that a few extra dollars could have gotten you exactly what you wanted. Whose design is the most appealing?

Craftsmanship: Which company has the most experience remodeling bathrooms specifically? The bathroom is the
hardest room in the house to remodel. If you’re not remodeling bathrooms everyday, you’re not an expert. Which
contractor has an edge in this department?

Production Process: Depending on the scope of your project, there may be as many as 10 schedules to synchronize
and 7 vendors with which to coordinate. This won’t happen by itself. Which contractor has the greatest commitment to a
regimented production process?

Financial Stability: In 2012, 1800 contractors chose not to re-new their license. Many of them left projects incomplete.
A contractor’s ability to manage cash is much more important than his ability to set tile. Which contractor has the best
financial footing and cash strategy?

Price: Having a clear understanding of the type of service that you expect, the level of craftsmanship you demand and the K2
finish quality your hoping for is paramount to making an informed value judgement. Scope can always be refined, but who other represents the best overall value?

Reputation: Every contractor can provide you with a few solid references, but in today’s world, 10 minutes on the
computer and you’ll know everything there is to know about a contractor’s commitment to service. In the bathroom remodeling industry, Angie’s is the gold standard; you should always start there.

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