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How To Choose a Bathroom Remodeling Company

How to Choose a Bathroom Remodeling Company in Dallas, TX: A Step By Step Guide

Bathroom Remodeling CompanyIt’s been on your mind for a while now—how much you’d love to transform an outdated or just plain ugly bathroom in your Dallas, Texas, home into a beautiful and functional space. Perhaps you’ve been putting off your bathroom remodel because you don’t want to deal with the hassle. Or, maybe you just feel overwhelmed at the prospect of choosing a bathroom contractor that you can trust with such a significant investment in your home. This is understandable. After all, there is no shortage of companies that would love to have your business, but there are far fewer that deserve it. If you’re struggling to choose a bathroom remodeling company, our step by step guide will help.

Step 1: Research Your Options

With so many bathroom remodeling companies serving your area, you’ll need to start by narrowing down your options. First, make sure any company you put on your shortlist provides all of the services that you need. Then, begin researching the credentials of those companies. Consider factors such as their rating with the Better Business Bureau, customer reviews, experience, and any awards that they have received. You don’t only need to rely on internet searches during this step. Ask people you trust for recommendations.

Step 2: Interview Candidates

Once you’ve narrowed down the list of bathroom remodelers, you can start reaching out to them. Pay attention to the details. When you call, are you greeted by a friendly, professional representative who answers your questions or a frustrating automated phone maze? Have a list of questions ready to ask. Some essentials include: Are you bonded and insured? How are your installers trained? Can you show me examples of your work? Do you have references available?

Step 2: Choose Your Bathroom Remodeling Company

After you’ve further narrowed down your list of choices, you can arrange consultations with the remaining candidates. Be sure to ask if there is a fee involved with this step. The best bathroom contractors will provide a free, no-obligation consultation. The consultant should be an expert who is there to help you make the best choice for your home and budget. So, if they try to pressure you into making a quick decision, consider it a red flag.

If you find a bathroom remodeling company that you think would be a good fit, you’re not done yet. Be sure to get the quoted price and payment schedule in writing, as well as the scope of the work, any warranty information, and any other details you may have discussed before signing a contract.

Consider Bath Expo for Your Remodeling Project

When researching bathroom remodeling companies, we hope you’ll consider Bath Expo. We are bathroom experts who truly care about our customers and are known for delivering personalized service and a great value. When you contact us, you’ll see right away why we maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and countless homeowners have trusted us with their remodeling projects.

We understand that it can be difficult to choose a bathroom remodeling company to take on a project at your home in Dallas, TX, and we’re committed to making your experience as enjoyable as possible. Contact Bath Expo today to learn more about our bathroom remodeling solutions.

WEBE Hopeful!

This blog post was originally posted on our sister site. To see the original post, click to www.windowexpo.com.

There’s a fun little tidbit about being Window Expo & Bath Expo.  And that is:

Window Expo = WE

Bath Expo = BE

We call ourselves “WEBE” all of the time. Which makes for some fun internal conversations!  On our internal Facebook Team page, it’s fun to see the unique usage for “WE-BE” in hashtags left by team members in their posts.  Recently I have seen:

#WEBEUnited   #WEBEStrong   #WEBEFamily   #WEBEAwesome  #WEBEaBlessing…and so on.  So fun!  It really has become part of our culture.

 

Our recent blog posts have all been focused around surrounding you, our community, with messages of hope.  We are carrying this through all of our messaging here at Window Expo & Bath Expo, in hopes that we can send more encouraging content into our community as we navigate this time of uncertainty.

 

#WEBEhopeful is the message we are leading with.  And we are asking you to join us in our endeavors!  We want to know: What has brought you hope?  How are you experiencing hope?  Who has brought you hope?  Do you have a message of hope to share?

 

We want to know!  Please send us your message or post it to your Facebook or Instagram and tag us at @windowexpoandbathexpo with the hashtag #WEBEhopeful.

 

Spread the word of hope today, and let’s encourage and support one another with #WEBEhopeful. 

Facebook screenshot with chalk rainbow drawings.

 

Bath Expo Team

www.bathexpotx.com and www.windowexpo.com 

“Creating Customers For Life, By Improving The Lives We Touch”

#WEBEHopeful 

A Message Full Of HOPE

The original version of this blog was posted to our sister site on March 30. To view the original post, click to www.windowexpo.com

What an amazing response to our prior blog post, “A Sign of Hope!”  Keep sending us your rainbow pictures or post to Social Media.

 

Bath Expo is a company of faith, and for over 12 years, we have had a mission to serve our fellow Texans well, by improving the lives we touch. We may provide quality bath and shower replacement solutions for your home, but YOU, the person, the family, always come first.  And it has been and is our pleasure to serve you.

 

Because of that foundation of faith, I wanted to simply give you a word of hope, found within the story of Noah. 

 

Noah’s Ark may seem like a children’s story of old, but it is a story ever so relevant today.  As we find ourselves more at home, our homes may start to feel a little like the ark Noah and his family were in for 40 days!  Although I am personally glad I only have one spoiled cat to care for, instead of hundreds! Ha!  Oh my, could you imagine?!

 

In Genesis Chapter 8 verse 1, it says, “And God Remembered Noah.” 

 

Yes, Noah was not forgotten. He was placed in that ark, the refuge God provided, to keep him and his family safe.  God didn’t just shut the door and say good luck! He had Noah, and his family, secure in His hands the entire time.

 

You may be feeling stuck in the Ark like Noah, but remember, God is there.  He loves you and is keeping you safe.  He will not leave you and will provide a way for us all, once it is safe.

 

Even when a little window in the ark is the only view we may have, God sees the bigger picture.  (Genesis 8: 6-22)  A rainbow promise is waiting for us on the other side!  Stay Strong Fellow Texans and keep hope.  Soon, we will be on dry land.

 

If we can serve you further, please call or visit us anytime.

 

Your Bath Expo Team

www.bathexpotx.com and www.windowexpo.com 

“Creating Customers For Life, By Improving The Lives We Touch”

#WEBEHopeful

 

P.S. – Here are some more rainbows we have received! Keep drawing rainbows as a sign of hope, and send us a photo!

 

A Sign Of Hope

The original version of this blog was posted on our sister company website on March 24. Click to www.windowexpo.com to view the original.

Although this may not be a typical post from our company, we found the more we shared this amazing story with others, the more it brought hope! And we could all use some hope right now. Pause and enjoy. #WEBEhopeful

 

Coronavirus.  COVID-19.  Terms that were not in our everyday language just a few short weeks ago.  Now our world, country and even the great state of Texas know them well.  They are terms that have stopped us in our tracks, having all of us wondering when we will take steps forward again?

Here at Bath Expo, we too have felt the impact and uncertainty of what is to come.  But last Wednesday night, a sign of hope was delivered to our company, and it all started with a text message from a previous customer of our sister company, and a painted window.

I was sitting on my couch that Wednesday night when a text message came through with this photo:

Girl painting rainbow on window with message "God has us! God has your company too! I love this window!"

 

In the midst of a difficult and uncertain week for us all, our wonderful customer sent us this sign of hope.  I cannot tell you how this encouraged our company and team.  After letting her know this, she simply texted back:

 

Go paint a rainbow.

 

So we did!  Our team returned to our offices and homes the next day, took our Expo Markers, and started drawing rainbows as a sign of hope:

At the close of the business day, storms started building here in Dallas.  I sat in my office watching the winds plow through the trees, the sky growing dark and the rain coming down in sheets.  I looked to my rainbow on my office window, and pushed through wrapping up my day.

 

At 7:20pm, I left my office and as I turned from the parking lot onto the street, sunlight hit my face, and as I turned, I saw this:

Y’all, that’s a FULL RAINBOW OVER OUR OFFICE

 

Now that’s a sign of HOPE. I just sat in awe of God’s goodness and gifts of hope to us in times of uncertainty.  It is our hope at Bath Expo that you cling to hope right now.  As a company, we’ll be focusing on bringing messages of hope and being hope in our community for the next 40 days.  It is our prayer this brings you encouragement and hope.

We encourage YOU to draw a rainbow at home!  Draw, take a pic, tag us:

@windowexpoandbathexpo with the hashtag #WEBEhopeful.

 

Your Bath Expo Team

www.bathexpotx.com and www.windowexpo.com 

“Creating Customers For Life, By Improving The Lives We Touch”

#WEBEHopeful

Does Remodeling a Bathroom Increase Home Value?

Bathroom Remodeling Updating a bathroom is a remodeling project that many homeowners undertake for the sole purpose of enjoying their space more. However, often times when a person is looking to sell their home, they will also undergo a bathroom remodeling project with the hope that it will increase their home’s value. But does remodeling a bathroom really increase home value? The quick answer is yes—remodeling a bathroom will usually increase a home’s overall value—but there are lots of other aspects to consider. Let’s take a deeper look into the reasons why a bathroom remodeling project is a wise project to undertake when preparing your home for the housing market.

A New Bathroom Is More Convenient for the Buyer

Many buyers who are looking at homes don’t want to invest money into a home that requires a lot of work. If your bathroom needs an upgrade when you put it on the market, you can expect low-ball offers because the new owner will have to remodel it. On the other hand, if your bathroom has just been renovated, you can increase your asking price.

It Enhances the Appearance of Your Home

There’s no debating the fact that a newly remodeled bathroom will enhance the overall appearance of your home. This will certainly catch the eye of potential buyers, making it more likely that they will place an offer on the house, which can help you not only sell your home more quickly, but also increases the chance that the offers will be much higher than if you would have left the bathroom as is.

It Provides a Good Return on Investment

A typical return on investment (ROI) for a mid-range bathroom remodel typically sits at around 60%. This is actually a pretty good return in terms of home remodeling projects, and the added benefits that come along with this type of project such as increasing the chances that your home will sell quickly make this type of remodel a great choice.

Professional Bathroom Remodeling Services Available from the Experts at Bath Expo

Since 2006, Bath Expo has been helping homeowners throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio areas, as well as throughout Central Texas remodel the bathing areas of their homes. Remodeling just the bathing area can increase the aesthetics and functionality of your bathroom at a fraction of the price when compared to a full remodel. Some of the bathroom remodeling options we offer include:

What’s more, we have highly trained technicians who perform all of our installations, so you can be sure that no matter what upgrades you decide to invest in, your new bathing area will look and function just as it was intended to. Plus, we can typically complete installations in just a day or two, minimizing the amount of time your bathroom will be under construction.

Customizable & Durable Products

When you partner with Bath Expo, you can feel confident that you’re making a wise decision because all of our products are available in a number of customizable options to meet your functional and aesthetic needs. Plus, because they are made from a sturdy acrylic that is resistant to denting, fading, and chipping, and are also infused with an antimicrobial agent that prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria growth, you can count on receiving a product that will be easy to maintain and look great for years to come.

Give Us a Call Today

If you would like to learn more about the bathroom remodeling options we have available to homeowners in the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio areas, as well as throughout Central Texas, contact the professionals at Bath Expo today.

Do It Yourself vs. Professional Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom Remodeling Deciding to take on a bathroom remodeling project can be an exciting yet nerve-racking time. That’s because the thought of having a brand-new bathroom that will be customized to your exact liking is a wonderful thought but the process of getting to the final outcome is not going to be easy. If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, one question that you might find yourself asking is “should I perform the remodel myself, or hire professionals?” The answer to the question can be complicated and will be based on a number of factors that should be considered carefully. Let’s take a deeper look into this question to see what option will be right for you.

Do It Yourself Bathroom Remodeling

It’s no secret that a bathroom remodeling project can get expensive, so it makes sense that you would want to look for ways to minimize the cost. One idea that usually goes through people’s minds is, “I bet I could save money by doing this myself.” While in theory, yes, you can save money by performing the labor yourself, the reality is, doing it yourself will likely end up costing you more in the long run. Unless you are a contractor, you probably don’t have the skills or knowledge to perform the job correctly. This can lead to costly mistakes, including having to redo a portion of the project or breaking something that will need to be replaced. And even if you do install something correctly, it probably won’t look as nice, which is the entire point of a remodel in the first place. What’s more, unless you have a lot of skilled friends who are willing to help you for free, the project will likely take you much longer than having a professional do it, which will not only cost you your spare time but also render your bathroom unusable for a long period of time.

Hiring a Professional

While turning to a professional remodeling company to perform your bathroom renovation may cost more, you will be able to rest easy knowing that the job will be performed correctly. Professional companies have the experience and skilled employees to get the job done right. They will work hard to ensure that everything is installed correctly and operates perfectly, so your bathroom ends up looking just like it was intended to. What’s more, a good contractor will offer a guarantee, so you can count on them to fix anything that went wrong.

Upgrade Your Bathroom Without Breaking the Bank by Having Bath Expo Remodel the Bathing Area

At Bath Expo, we specialize in remodeling just the bathing areas of bathrooms. This type of remodel can give your bathroom a beautiful new look, while also providing you with a tub or shower that you’ll truly enjoy, all at just the fraction of the cost when compared to a full bathroom remodel. Plus, we only use highly trained technicians to install all of our products, so you can be sure that they will look and function just as they were designed to. We offer a variety of bathroom remodeling options, including:

What’s more, all of our options are durable, easy to clean, and customizable, allowing you to feel confident that they will last for years and blend in perfectly with the rest of your bathroom. Plus, they can typically be installed in just a day or two, minimizing the amount of time your bathroom will be under construction and allowing you to start enjoying your new bathing area as quickly as possible.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about the bathroom remodeling services we have available to homeowners in the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio areas, as well as throughout Central Texas, contact the professionals at Bath Expo today.

How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Bathroom Remodel While it’s nice to have a large and spacious bathroom, not all homeowners can afford this luxury. If you have a home that has a small bathroom that you wish was larger, there are some actions you can take to at least give it the appearance of a larger one. Consider the following tips and tricks:

Choose Light Colors

Light colors such as white and yellow tend to create the illusion of a more open space. If you want to make your bathroom seem larger than it really is, consider painting your bathroom these colors, or choose a wallpaper with these colors.

Get Rid of the Clutter

Having a clean and tidy bathroom will make your bathroom appear more spacious. Put items that aren’t essential away in storage areas so that all that’s left in your bathroom are must-haves.

Utilize Mirrors

Adding mirrors to your bathroom will make it seem larger because it will reflect all of the light in the room. This effect can be achieved either with a large mirror or multiple smaller ones. One trick is to place a mirror opposite the window, if you have one. This will allow it to reflect both natural and artificial light all around the room.

Eliminate the Shower Door or Get a Clear One

If you have a shower door that is frosted or has some type of design on it, it will make your bathroom look smaller. That’s because our eyes stop at the door. Consider replacing the door with a clear one, or even better, getting rid of it altogether and replacing it with a shower curtain. By pushing the shower curtain to one side, you will be able to see all the way to the back of the wall.

Add Depth to the Walls

If you have some artistic talents, consider painting a mural on the largest open wall. Another good idea is to hang a picture that looks like a window with a nice view of the outdoors on the wall. These tips will help to expand the look of your bathroom.

Remove Items That Stick Out

Items that stick out from the wall and cut into the middle of the room can make the room feel smaller. Consider removing wall-like shelves, hanging racks, decorative accessories, and similar fixtures.

By utilizing some of those tips, you’ll be able to create the illusion of more space in your small bathroom, which will go a long way to giving it a larger feel.

Bath Expo Provides High-Quality Tubs & Showers

Whether your bathroom is large, medium, or small, having a new tub or shower is a great way to add beauty to it while also increasing the enjoyment you get from your bathing experience. If you live in the Central Texas area and are in the market for a new tub or shower, contact the professionals at Bath Expo today. We would love the opportunity to help you create the bathroom of your dreams.

Picking Materials for a Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodel Remodeling a bathroom in your home can be an exciting yet stressful experience. On one hand, you’ll be getting a brand-new bathroom, designed to meet all of your needs. But on the other hand, it can be a costly and time-consuming project that will take a lot of planning to get right. One of the most important steps when pursuing a bathroom remodel is choosing which materials you want to use for different areas of your bathroom. You’ll want to consider aspects like appearance, durability, and price. Some of the most common bathroom items that you’ll need to consider include:

Countertops

Countertops are one of the first things you notice when entering a bathroom, and they play a large role in the overall aesthetic. Some of the most popular countertop materials are:

  • Granite – An extremely popular countertop material, granite provides a high-end look for homeowners who are looking to add elegance to their home. Granite countertops are available in a variety of patterns and offer superior durability. However, they are one of the more costly countertop options.
  • Marble – Providing a beautiful and graceful look, marble has long been associated with wealth. However, it has become more affordable due to the improvements in production. Marble is resistant to chipping and denting and complements almost any style, making it an excellent choice for homeowners.
  • Laminate – A very budget-friendly material, laminate is a great option for homeowners looking to make the most of their money. It is available in a number of realistic stonelike and wood-like finishes, so you can get the look of a high-end material without the price.

Flooring

While looks are important when it comes to flooring, you’ll also want floors that can stand up to water, since they will likely get wet very often. Some common bathroom flooring materials include:

  • Ceramic tile – Ceramic tile is waterproof, attractive, and doesn’t cost too much, making it a great flooring option. This tile can be customized in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing you to create a design that is just right for you.
  • Vinyl – For rooms that will endure a lot of water exposure, such as kids’ bathrooms and laundry rooms, this is a great option. It is very durable, cost effective, and available in a seemingly endless amount of style options.
  • Engineered wood – This type of material delivers the beauty of solid wood combined with the ability to stand up to moisture. It can be a little costly, but it’s a great option for homeowners who can afford it.

Bathing Area

Choosing the right material for your bathing area is also important because you’ll want a tub or shower that looks attractive and can stand the test of time. Some popular options include:

  • Acrylic – Acrylic is durable and easy to clean, making it one of the most popular materials for tubs and showers. It is affordable, but doesn’t sacrifice beauty for the price, and can be customized in a number of options to meet your aesthetic needs.
  • Fiberglass – Fiberglass is another cost-effective option and offers many of the same benefits as acrylic. However, it is not as durable as acrylic and tends to fade, crack, and scratch over time.
  • Cast iron – This is an ideal option for homeowners who want a tub that offers a timeless look. It is very durable and has excellent heat retention. However, it is very heavy and can be difficult to install, and may require reinforcement of the floor in some situations.

For a Beautiful New Bathtub or Shower – Turn to the Experts at Bath Expo

When you’re looking to have a bathtub installed in your home, consider working with the professionals at Bath Expo. We install tubs and showers that are constructed from an extremely durable acrylic material that is resistant to fading, denting, and chipping. This will allow you to have peace of mind that your investment will last for the foreseeable future.

To learn more about the bathtub and shower options we have available for homeowners throughout the Central Texas area, contact Bath Expo today.

How to Remodel a Bathroom on a Budget

Bathroom Remodel Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to update its look and enhance your enjoyment of it. Unfortunately, it can also be quite expensive, and if you don’t have $20,000 dollars laying around, you might think that you’ll have to settle for what you have. Luckily, that’s not the case. You don’t have to spend a fortune for a remodel you can be proud of, you just have to be a little creative to get the most out of your limited budget.

Determine What You Can Afford

While you’ll be able to do more with a larger budget, you can still modernize your bathroom with a small one. If your budget is $1,000 or less, you’ll likely need to go the route of cosmetic changes. If you have a little more money to spend, then you can think about hitting other areas such as the bathing area, flooring, or other fixtures. Here are a few ideas to consider that can have a big impact on your bathroom while making a minimal impact on your wallet:

Be Selective with Tile

Tile can get pretty costly if you place it throughout your entire bathroom, but there are ways to utilize it where it will still provide an impact. For instance, you could place it just on the floor and skip the shower and walls. Or, you could put just one strip of tile along the wall as a focal point and paint the rest of the wall. Perhaps you want an expensive tile but it’s too costly to use for your entire bathroom, consider using it as an accent by surrounding it with less expensive tile. By using some of these ideas, you’ll be able to have new tile in your bathroom while saving money.

Choose Unique or Slightly Damaged Countertops

Granite countertops are becoming an increasingly popular item found in bathrooms across the country. But they can get a little pricey, and that may turn a lot of people who have a smaller budget away. However, there are a few ways to have these countertops installed without breaking the bank. One way is to consider investing in some unique and less-popular styles. By choosing a color that isn’t very popular, you’ll likely be able to save some money because they don’t sell as well as the more common colors. Another idea is to purchase slightly damaged countertops. A company will usually sell countertops that have imperfections for a fraction of the cost, and in many cases the damage is small and almost unnoticeable.

Remodel Just the Bathing Area

Instead of a full remodel, consider remodeling just the bathing area of your bathroom. A new tub or shower can make a huge impact on the overall look of your bathroom, not to mention the enjoyment you get from your bathing experience, and will cost much less than a full bathroom remodel. What’s more, this type of remodel can usually be completed in a day or two, so you won’t have to deal with a long remodeling process.

Turn to Bath Expo for a New Tub or Shower

When you’re in the market for a bathroom remodel, consider working with the professionals at Bath Expo. We offer top-of-the-line baths and showers that can be customized in a number of colors, patterns, and accessory options, so you’ll be able to find one that meets your functional and aesthetic needs.

For more information about the services we are able to provide, contact Bath Expo today. We proudly serve homeowners in Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and throughout Central Texas.

Planning a Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Renovation If you have a bathroom that is outdated or if you just moved into a new home and want to create a bathroom that matches your taste, you may be considering a bathroom renovation project. However, because a remodel can be a costly and time-consuming endeavor, you’ll need to take the time to plan your bathroom renovation carefully. That means, before you start ripping out fixtures and buying paint, you’ll need to come up with a concrete plan that will ensure you get everything you want (and can afford) so you won’t be left with a half-completed bathroom that leaves you worse off than when you started.

Determine a Budget

This is one of the most important steps when planning a bathroom renovation. When determining your budget, there are a few factors that you’ll have to consider. First, are you remodeling a small, medium, or large bathroom? Size is an important consideration because the bigger the bathroom is, the more costly the remodel will be.

Another thing to consider is if you’ll be doing a complete remodel that includes everything from the floors, ceiling, toilet, counters, and bathing area, or just a partial remodel such as the tub or shower only. A good rule of thumb is that if you’re planning on doing a full remodel, you’ll want to spend somewhere between 5–10% of the total value of your home. It’s also a good idea to set your budget higher than what you’re expecting to spend, because issues tend to come up and if you have a budget that you can’t go over, you could find yourself in a predicament.

Choose Your Materials

Once you’ve set your budget, you can choose the materials you want for your bathroom remodel. Do you want granite, marble, or quartz countertops? What about your bathtub, do you want it to be made out of acrylic, steel, or perhaps fiberglass? Don’t forget about the floors, light fixtures, walls, and everything else that comprises a bathroom. No matter what materials you go with, make sure that everything is accounted for before you start your project. If you realize you need something else halfway through your remodel, you could end up turning your project into a much more costly endeavor than you anticipated.

Choose a Company You Can Trust

Unless you’re an experienced contractor, you’re going to have to hire a company to perform the remodel. This is an extremely important step because the technicians will be doing all of the work and will play the biggest role in how your project turns out. Make sure that you do your research and choose a company that has a lot of great reviews, experience performing similar types of jobs, and are licensed and insured. If you hire the wrong company, you could not only have the project last far longer than it should, but you could also end up with a bathroom where the new upgrades don’t look right, such as uneven tile work, fixtures that aren’t installed correctly, etc., which would negate the entire purpose of the remodel.

Professional Bathroom Remodel Services for Homeowners Throughout Central Texas

Bath Expo is the company to turn to for homeowners in Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, or another area in Central Texas, who are interested in having a bathroom remodel completed in their home. We specialize in remodeling the wet area of bathrooms, which can not only give your bathroom a brand-new look but also cost much less than a full bathroom remodel. What’s more, our tubs and showers are extremely durable, easy to clean, and will be installed perfectly, allowing you to enjoy your new bathroom for years to come.

To learn more about the bathroom remodeling options we have available to homeowners throughout the Central Texas area, contact Bath Expo today.