How to Choose the Right Bathroom Renovation Contractor for Your St. Louis Area Home

Written by Josh McDermott

bathroom renovation contractor st louisIt may be one of the smallest-in-size remodeling projects you do, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a bathroom remodel for your St. Louis area home is an easy-to-accomplish one. A little legwork to find the best bathroom renovation contractor is required. The effort you make upfront to learn everything you can about who does this work in your area – and how their bathroom remodeling process works – will reap huge rewards in the resulting space.

How to Find a Bathroom Renovation Contractor

One of the most important things to know about the bathroom renovation contractor you hire to handle your project is how long they’ve been doing this type of work. At J.T. McDermott, we’ve been remodeling bathrooms and more in the Greater St. Louis area since 1993. We live here, too, and chances are good that we’ve done bathroom remodels in your community. We’re proud of the trust-based relationships we’ve established with the clients who choose to work with us. Even more, we’re pleased to now call those clients our friends.

We suggest you use these few simple steps to choose a bathroom renovation contractor. It can make all the difference in the world to your confidence and satisfaction in the work you receive.

Ask for Referrals

Hands down, word-of-mouth is the best way to find a local, qualified professional who specializes in bathroom renovations. Ask your friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers for names of contractors they’ve had a great experience with. Find out if their projects were of similar scope to the one you want to do. You can also read reviews on Houzz and check out customer satisfaction surveys on GuildQuality. NARI (the National Association of the Remodeling Industry) provides a handy list of questions you might want to ask previous clients.

If you don’t know anyone who has used our design build firm and you’d like to speak with someone, we’ll happily supply you with their contact information.

Research Credentials

With references in hand, look at a contractor’s website, check out the designations they hold from organizations like the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Has the contractor passed rigorous testing to earn any certifications?

Interview Top Candidates

Narrow down the list of possibilities and arrange to meet with each of them. At J.T. McDermott, we offer a free in-home initial consultation where we can get acquainted and hear about your ideas and plans for your bathroom renovation. It’s a no-pressure way for all our clients to learn more about us, as well. During the consultation, we talk to you about:

  • The bathroom remodeling process.
  • Why you are embarking on a bathroom renovation.
  • The project’s scope. Is this a new hall bathroom for the kids or guests? Are you putting in a powder room? Finally getting the master suite you’ve always wanted?
  • Whether you intend to stay in the home or are getting ready to sell.

This is also the perfect time to discuss the benefits of using a bathroom designer. Our two designers, Megan and Brittany, are degreed professionals who are highly knowledgeable about today’s most popular bathroom design trends, and how to mix and match materials. Most importantly, their knowledge of design and layout ensures your bathroom is structurally sound and aesthetically beautiful.

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Remember, when you hire a bathroom renovation contractor, you’re buying a service, not a product. The quality of service you receive determines the quality of your finished space. At J.T. McDermott, we have a deep respect for every client we work with and each home we work on. If you’re ready to remodel one or more of your Greater St. Louis area home’s bathrooms, drop us a line today. We look forward to meeting with you!

For Josh, it’s always been about relationships. As J.T. McDermott’s 2nd generation owner, he believes nothing matters more than the enduring friendships that are built with the homeowners he serves. “If I can help both our clients grow and the team grow, everything else will take care of itself.”

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