Whether your bathroom truly needs a fixer-upper due to damages, or you want it completely upgraded, Fox Contracting can help you turn your personal sanctuary into a fully functional space in your home. We employ a team of highly-skilled plumbers, carpenters, tile installers, electricians, and builders – all of whom have years of formal training, real-life knowledge and hands-on experience.
Fox Contracting has worked on a number of bathroom renovations, but you can choose from just a couple – or all – services below:
- Permit assistance – Renovating a bathroom is similar to any kind of renovation project. It may require one or more permits, such as building permit, electrical permit, or plumbing permit.
- Testing – In old homes built in the 1950s or earlier, asbestos testing may be required.
- Demolition – If you’re re-building your bathroom from all corners, you need to remove all old parts of the bathroom first. Depending on the size of your bathroom and the amount of parts removed, you might need to hire specialty equipment for waste disposal.
- Specific Problems – It is exciting to see an old bathroom go scrapped out because a new bathroom will soon replace it. However, many people don’t realize that once an old bathroom has been demolished, various problems may pop out. These may include mold, bug or other kind of infestations, rotting wood, rusty plumbing systems, bad wiring, and more.
- Plumbing – The most complicated step of any bathroom renovation is plumbing. If you’re lucky and your plumbing system still works perfectly or you don’t want any upgraded systems, then we can skip plumbing work. However, any issue with plumbing must be done first before anything else.
- Hidden elements – Another important aspect of your bathroom renovation is deciding whether to add insulation, vapor barriers, exhaust fans, water heating systems, and other elements. Structural problems under the floor should also be inspected.
- Electrical – Inspection of wires, outlets and switches should be done before adding more lighting fixtures. Once cleared of any electrical issues, you can request to add ceiling lights, coved lights above the shower, and lighting near the sink.
- Bathroom walls – Since a bathroom regularly has moist conditions, waterproofing walls and wooden frames is a great idea. This extends the life of your bathroom walls by tenfold. If you’re going with tiles for your bathroom wall, the tile walls would have to be completed first before moving forward with floor tiles.
- Bathroom fixtures – We can install any bathroom fixture you desire, from vanity tops to faucets, toilet seat systems, shower, bathroom rails or hooks, built-in soap holders, cabinets, mirrors, and a whole lot more.
- Bathroom tiles – Once we’re done with the ceiling and walls, the flooring comes last. If you’re going with floor tiles, note that it would take two or more days to completely dry grout and sealers. For those who want built-in soap dishes or toothbrush holders, this is the phase when anything built into the tiles should be decided on.
- Finishing – Anything that requires staining or painting goes onto this phase. Also included are covering of HVAC systems, applying wallpaper, and other finishing touches.
As you can see from the possible tasks needed in renovating a bathroom, it can be frustrating and expensive to do it on your own. Renovations are always tempting to do-it-yourself in order to save costs, but unless you’re a plumber or builder by profession, we never recommend it due to the complexity of each aspect of a bathroom.
When done by a professional with bathroom renovation expertise, you’ll end up with a fully functional bathroom that won’t cause any problems for years to come. Would you risk a leaky faucet, flooding pipes, or crooked tiles? Since the pros do this for a living, there will be none (or very minimal) mistakes in any stage of the renovation.
If you’re ready to proceed with a bathroom renovation, note that initial estimates can only go as far as the inspector has seen. If for example, problems arise from bad electrical wiring found after demolition, this would add cost to the entire project.
Let Fox Contracting shoulder the stress of bathroom renovation for you, so you could sit back and enjoy the re-building process from start to finish. Call us today!