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How to Know When It's the Right Time to Remodel Your Bathroom

Updated: May 2

Knowing the right time to renovate your bathroom

The Right Time to Remodel Your Bathroom: Key Takeaways

  • The winter might be the best time to consider renovating your bathroom, as material costs may be lower and contractors might have more availability.

  • Since a bathroom renovation is an indoor project, it certainly makes sense to tackle it when the weather - especially in Northeast Ohio - is worse. In the spring and summer months, you'll start competing with the wide variety of outdoor renovation projects as well.

  • With more of a selection potentially available to you in the winter, consider energy-saving toilets, showers, lighting, etc.

When is the right time to renovate your bathroom?

That's a big question with a lot to consider. There are numerous personal and financial considerations, but at Marks Building Co., we're dedicated to helping our customers - and our potential customers - figure out the perfect time to go through with a bathroom remodeling project.

Let's take a look.

Figuring Out the Right Time to Remodel Your Bathroom

You may not have thought about it, but there is definitely a best time to consider purchasing the materials for a bathroom remodel, and that time is right after the holidays.

Why You Should Consider Remodeling Your Bathroom in the Winter

Knowing that people get the “itch” to have a project like a bathroom remodel done before the holidays, materials tend to spike up after the summer, because as fall sets in the “itch” needs to be scratched. If it can wait until after the holidays, there will be a variety of very good material options offered at discount prices right after the holiday season.

And consider this: The impending project can become a great conversation starter during the holidays as you entertain suggestions from your friends and relatives. Contractors will be looking for business as well during this time, so it's perfect timing for both sides (and if you're interested in talking with a contractor about your bathroom project, contact the Marks Building Co. team - we'd love to work with you!).

It may work to do the job right after the first of the year, so at least prepare a list of what your project will entail and the materials needed to complete it so you can scour the web and brick-and-mortar locations for sales to piece together the best possible prices for materials at other times during the year.

Quick Tips on Fleshing Out Your Bathroom Project

  • Consider energy-efficient fixtures

  • You might want to consider replacing your entire shower, as it is typically recommended that you do so every 10-15 years

  • When thinking about a potential bathroom design, consider whether you'll still like it five years down the road - it never hurts to go with a timeless look

Side note: When you work with Marks Building on your bathroom remodel, we'll take care of all that for you! When we start in on a project, we work with our customers to understand exactly what they want to build their dream bathroom, and our team works to make that happen.

When to Hire a Contractor for Your Bathroom Renovation

When it comes to contractors, when do you consider hiring one? For us, the answer is simple: When anything structural is in the mix. In a bathroom remodel, this can include plumbing, electrical and, yes, sorry to say, demo. Everyone knows demo is the most fun part of any project because of the aggression it lets out, but overzealousness associated with that aggression can lead to creating an additional unnecessary repair. Bottom line: A contractor will know what, where, and why things need to be busted up and removed.

Also, when it comes to hiring a contractor, their best advertising is often word of mouth and how others feel about them, so use that to your advantage. When doing research for a local contractor you can trust, you'll likely be looking at the reviews other customers leave. In our case, we've included some of our reviews here so you can get a sense of what it would be like to work with Marks Building Co. on a project.

Last but not least: Be sure to work with your contractor on establishing a timetable for your project. Not all contractors have a clear line of communication or transparency with their customers, but Marks Building Co. goes to great lengths to ensure everyone is on the same page through every step of the project. Don't be afraid to ask questions and ensure you are comfortable with the project - after all, this is your house. We're here to make sure you'll be happy with your bathroom for years to come.

Additional FAQs on Renovating Your Bathroom

How often should you consider renovating your bathroom?

There is no magic formula for knowing when to renovate your bathroom; sometimes, you just know it's time. But the general rule of thumb is to consider at least some level of a bathroom renovation project every ten years or so.

How long will the renovations take?

Every bathroom renovation is unique and there are a lot of factors that can determine the length of the project, including material availability, bathroom size, and more. What we can promise you at Marks Building Co. is that we will present to you a full outline of the project, with an agreed-upon timeline that our team will stick to - we pride ourselves on our transparency with our customers.

Where We Do Our Bathroom Remodeling

Marks Building Co. builds and renovates bathrooms (along with all other types of home construction projects) all throughout Northeast Ohio, including Cuyahoga County, Lake County, Summit County, Geauga County, Ashtabula County, and beyond. If you're looking for any sort of bathroom project - including adding one to, say, your finished basement - contact our team today!

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