There may come a time in your life when you're not as agile as you used to be, or when climbing stairs gets more difficult or getting out of the tub is a challenge. When that happens, the simple tasks that you may be used to doing yourself pose new problems. Considering a bathroom remodel, with a walk-in tub and accessible features, is one way you can age in place and preserve your independence. There are a few things you want to look for in a bathroom remodeling company.
It goes without saying that you are looking for an expert, but take it a step further. Any company can promise a tub installation, but do your contractors understand the challenges that need to be taken into consideration for a senior looking for a walk-in tub? Be sure to talk to your contractor and make certain that they understand your specific needs.
A lot of companies use subcontractors, and for good reason — it is cheaper to hire out to a subcontractor or day laborer rather than maintain a full staff of employees. Although this is understandable, it probably isn't ideal for such an important job. A thoroughly trained and screened employee who knows the ins and outs of the business is preferable to a subcontractor or day laborer who might not even be there at the completion of the project.
The bathroom remodeling company that you choose should be able to provide you with a list of references that you can talk to who can attest to the quality workmanship of the job. Glowing reviews on a website are another good thing to look for, but can't compare to an in-person conversation with someone who has been through the same remodeling project.
When you're ready to update your bathroom to be more accessible for your changing needs, look for a company with the expertise, dedicated employees, and a history of quality workmanship. It's not just about your home; it's about your lifestyle.\
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