Bathroom Remodeling Questions and Answers


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Your bathroom remodel will go quickly and easily if you plan ahead

Bathroom remodeling can be quite a chore for a homeowner. To avoid being overwhelmed, whether you’ve done it before on not, it requires a great deal of planning to create the final product.

Schoenwalder Plumbing specializes in bathroom remodeling and kitchen remodeling and answers a few recurring questions our designers and plumbers hear regularly below hoping to help homeowners gain a bit more insight.

The average cost of a bath remodel project

The size and scope of a project will dictate the cost. Most standard-size bath remodel projects in which all fixtures are replaced will range from $15,000–$20,000. Adding a bathroom to your basement, attic or spare bedroom will range from $20,000–$30,000. Partial remodel projects typically range $5,000–$10,000. The scope of the project along with selection of the fixtures can influence the final cost greatly. A great place to start identifying fixtures and exploring new ideas is at our Waukesha based kitchen and bathroom remodel showroom.

Will I find surprises in my bathroom remodeling quote increasing my price after the start of the project?

Not with Schoenwalder Plumbing! We have remodeled hundreds of bathrooms in and around Waukesha WI. Since you can’t see behind walls, we know there will always be some unknowns in a remodeling project. Older homes tend to have more quirks because building codes were less exacting in the past. If there are unique situations to be aware of, we will work with homeowners to be sure all possibilities are accounted for. Even further, we urge every homeowner to ask all contractors they are considering what their policy is. Will the honor the original quote or do they have some method for dealing with unexpected issues?

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A walk-in shower is a nice addition in a small bathroom remodel project

After the bathroom project is approved, how long before it is started?

Usually, after we receive a verbal go-ahead, most projects start within 4-6 weeks. If unique stone or other distinct fixtures are required, they can affect the start date. Our experience has shown that this is not often the case.

How long will a bathroom Remodeling project take?

Most standard-size bathroom remodels take from 1–2 weeks. Bathroom additions or large bathroom projects run longer, roughly 3–6 weeks. Schoenwalder Plumbing includes an approximate completion date in our final contract. If a project exceeds its estimated completion date, it is usually because our client has requested additional work after the project started or we find unexpected defects within the walls of the area being remodeled.

Does the homeowner have to move out of the house during the construction process?

No. If there is only one bathroom, we ensure you have a toilet at the end of each work day. In most cases we can also be sure a tub to bathe in after the first day.

Will my bathroom remodeling project leave a big mess?

We take-to-heart this invasion of your home and privacy and most reputable contractors will. At Schoenwalder Plumbing we respect your property by laying down clean tarps as needed, taking down pictures, etc. that could fall off the wall, installing a ventilation fan when there is a window, cleaning the work space and traffic areas daily, dusting and vacuuming nearby spaces, and cleaning the bathroom thoroughly on the final day of construction. Our staff uses shoe covering booties as they enter your home so you needn’t worry about dirt and dust being tracked through. We try to treat your home as we would our own in similar circumstances.

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Using a functional showroom with bathroom designs can help you get it exactly right

How does the homeowner select the best materials and fixtures?

We will help you with this process by reviewing the options presented in our Waukesha bathroom Remodel showroom. When needed we will also catalog shop with you . Our experienced designers will introduce many ideas and concepts and show you how various type of products will work in our fully functional bathroom showroom. Your responses to our questions will help narrow the choices and our experience with products will help you make the optimum selections in price and quality.

Do you provide references?

We have scores of satisfied bathroom remodel customers. Just ask us and we’ll be happy to provide names and phone numbers. Keep in mind reputable contractors should have references available. Also, ask to see their State Of Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Certificate. It is required by law to work as a contractor in Wisconsin.

Reputable remodelers are insured and will provide a certificate of insurance. They will also arrange and pay for all permits, and will provide a warranty. It’s also important to consider accessible – universal design strategies that are ADA because more people are staying in their homes longer and it can help in the resale of a home. It is a good practice to have bathrooms user-friendly for senior citizens and others with disabilities.

Schoenwalder Plumbing has a functional bathroom remodeling showroom and the designers to help you build the bathroom you want. Please email us or give us a call. Schoenwalder Plumbing serves Waukesha County and Lake Country including Waukesha, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Pewaukee, Delafield, Hartland, Oconomowoc WI.

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