When you consider how frequently your bathroom is used every single day, it's surprising how many homeowners in Arlington, TX and throughout the rest of the country really don't like their bathrooms—or even downright hate them. Your bathroom is a critically important part of your house that you can't avoid using, so it should be more than just a dingy little room that you can't wait to leave. If you're struggling to get by with a malfunctioning, ugly or outdated bathroom, it's time to consider calling a qualified handyman for a dream bathroom remodel in Arlington, TX.

If you've never planned a major bath remodeling project—or even if you have—it can feel like a big challenge. It's pretty normal to sit down to start the planning process and find yourself daydreaming away while you stare at a blank piece of paper. Or, you might sit down at the computer and get lost scrolling through thousands of inspirational images. We can help you get the space you've always wanted with planning advice, tips and of course, expert Arlington bathroom remodel services.

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Eager to get started? So are we! Count on your local Arlington handyman to transform your room with expert workmanship and excellent customer service. The multi-skilled team of service professionals at Mr. Handyman of Arlington, Mansfield and Grapevine have the training, skill and experience to get the job done right. We can also save you time, money and stress by handling multiple smaller home repair or maintenance tasks in a single appointment to help you get everything crossed off your homeowner's to-do list quickly and effectively.

Our Trustworthy Arlington Bathroom Remodel Services

From tiling the floor and walls to lighting installation, there are a lot of steps that go into the ideal bathroom remodel in Arlington, TX—and the necessary tasks fall across a wide range of trades and specializations. But hiring and managing multiple independent general contractors is almost more of a hassle than just doing it yourself. You need a convenient, one-call solution to reach a whole team of multi-skilled home improvement professionals that can take care of the project from floor to ceiling, and that's precisely what you get when you call our Arlington handyman team. 

The services you need for your bathroom remodel will, of course, vary depending on what you need and want to be done. You can count on us for services such as:

  • Drywall installation and repair
  • Floor, wall and shower tile installation
  • Flooring installation
  • Bath remodeling
  • Shower remodel
  • Interior painting
  • Trim installation and repair
  • Tile repair
  • Toilet installation
  • Sink installation
  • Vanity and mirror installation
  • Cabinetry installation
  • Lighting and fan installation
  • Bathroom window repair and installation
  • Installing accessibility features such as grab bars and walk-in tubs
  • Installing finishing touches such as the toilet paper holder and towel rack 

Tips for Planning a Bathroom Remodel in Arlington, TX

Before you can get the ball rolling on a bathroom remodel in Arlington, TX, you need to make a plan for how you want it to go. Planning can feel overwhelming if you're not sure where to start or what you need to do to make sure everything is included and avoid typical renovation headaches. Here are a few expert tips that will help the planning phase of your Arlington bathroom remodel go smoothly.

Think About Current and Future Needs

It's very common to get distracted by those perfectly-airbrushed bathroom remodeling photos and forget to focus on what your family really wants and needs—both currently and a few years down the road. Don't get caught up on expensive trends that will fade away in a few years and leave your room looking dated and out of style.

Our families have a way of changing and growing over time, and you're not likely to get an annual bathroom remodel in Arlington, TX. That's why it can also really pay off to spend some time thinking about features that you may not require right this minute, but that will be very beneficial for your household in a couple of years. For example, if you may be welcoming a family member with reduced mobility issues into your home, it makes sense to consider adding accessibility modifications such as a shower seat or grab bars that will make it much easier for those with disabilities to maintain independence in the bathroom. Or, maybe you plan to have children in the near future—if that's the case, you probably want to avoid shower conversion and keep your bathtub. It's a big challenge to bathe a toddler in a shower, so most young families need a bathtub.

Figure Out Your Design Aesthetic

For many people, working out a design aesthetic for their Arlington bathroom remodel is the most difficult part. Naturally, you want something that complements the overall style and appearance of your house, but you also need to consider what qualities you want to prioritize when it comes to choosing finishing materials such as tiles and countertops. Here are some questions to ponder:

  • What design style would best suit my home? (For example: minimalist, rustic, elegant, old-fashioned, modern, bohemian, etc.)
  • How do I want to use color? (Don't know how to design a color scheme? One trick that can get you started is the 60-30-10 scheme. That means a primary color will be used on around 60% of your room, 30% will be a complementary secondary color and the 10% that is left over will be a contrasting accent color)
  • Am I willing to do more maintenance for a beautiful luxury material like natural stone, or do I prefer lower maintenance, more cost-effective choice like ceramic? (There's no right or wrong answer, but identifying your key priorities can make choosing the right material a lot easier) 

Make Sure to Include Lighting and Ventilation

Homeowners often ask our handyman team if there's anything missing from the rough draft of the plan they came up with—and it's not that unusual for us to find that lighting and ventilation have been forgotten in the excitement of choosing the more fun design elements such as tile. That being said, lighting and ventilation are actually very important for the function and longevity of your bathroom remodel in Arlington, TX.

Maybe your room already has sufficient light fixtures, but if you find yourself squinting while you're applying makeup, or just guessing at whether you missed any patches while shaving your legs in the shower, you definitely need a lighting upgrade. You may not be able to have a ceiling fixture right over the shower, but it should be near enough that it casts ample light in there. It's also critical to have adequate ventilation to prevent moisture damage such as wood rot. If you have a window that you can open while you're in the shower (and you're willing to open it every single time you use the shower), you may be able to get away without it, but if not, you'll need a bathroom fan to vent steam outdoors.

Don't Forget a Little Luxury

Finally, make sure you add in a bit of luxury or an amenity that you've always wanted into your Arlington bathroom remodel. It could be something big like a clawfoot tub or marble countertops, but it doesn't necessarily have to be very costly to give you a taste of a luxury experience. Small additions such as a one-touch faucet, heated towel rack or seated vanity for cosmetic application could be the ideal way to make your new room feel relaxing and rejuvenating. Including that little something that your heart desires will make you feel a lot more satisfied with the project when it is all said and done.

Bathroom Remodel in Arlington, TX: Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost for a Bathroom Remodel in Arlington, TX?

When it's time to budget for a bathroom remodel, Arlington, TX homeowners often want to know what the average bathroom remodel cost is. We'll tell you: the national average amount that people spend in the United States is nearly $11,000, with a typical range of about $6,000 to $15,000. However, knowing that isn't really going to help you set your own budget because they're just averages that don't take your particular house, Arlington bathroom remodeling needs, wants and finances into account before deciding on a price range. 

If you're worried about staying under budget, remember that you don't necessarily need to strip the entire room down to the subfloor and change absolutely everything. Smaller changes or focusing on one particular area of the room can still net you the transformative results you're looking for while staying within your desired price range. For example, a new vanity, replacing old shower walls or a fresh installation of tile on the walls or floor can go a long way toward making the whole room look brand-new.  

Should I Change the Layout During a Bathroom Remodel?

That really depends on a few key factors. There are two good reasons why you may want to consider keeping your floor plan as-is:

  1. There are only a few standard bathroom layouts that have been designed to maximize space in a small room with a lot of large fixtures and built-in cabinets, and you're going to be considerably limited by the shape and square footage of the room, so it may not really be feasible to change up the floor plan and still have enough space to move around. For example, if you've got a long, narrow rectangle, the sink and vanity are likely closest to the door, followed by the toilet, and the shower and/or bathtub is at the end, furthest from the door. There's really not much you can do to switch that up.
  2. It's pretty much always going to be more expensive to move a fixture such as a toilet to a new location rather than just placing a new toilet where the old one used to be, so if budget is a concern and you have a layout you are okay with, it makes sense to stick with your current floor plan.

But if what you have just isn't working and it does need to be changed, make sure to maximize space for foot traffic and avoid odd angles as much as possible. Keeping your bathroom clean is a big enough chore without adding more work with a poorly thought-out floor plan. Consider sketching out your thoughts from the top down—it doesn't have to be an artistic masterpiece, but just seeing it in front of you on paper can really help when it comes to identifying potential trouble spots. It will also help give your contractors a clear idea of what you have in mind. 

Do You Clean Up the Mess After a Bathroom Remodel in Arlington, TX?

Renovation projects like a bathroom or kitchen remodel are typically quite messy, with plenty of drywall dust and sawdust flying around. Someone is going to need to take care of the clean-up once all the work is done, and hopefully, that person will not be you. That's one of the perks of working with our reliable handyman team—we always make sure to clean up after ourselves when a project is finished so all you need to do is relax and enjoy your Arlington bathroom remodel.

Why Mr. Handyman is the Right Choice for a Bathroom Remodeling Project

The biggest reason to call the team of service providers at Mr. Handyman for your bathroom remodel in Arlington, TX is to get total peace of mind knowing your project will be handled by an expert handyman team, tailored to the unique needs of your household.  We will show up promptly for your scheduled appointment and take the time to thoroughly investigate the project, answering any questions you may have before we get started. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction, and we will take the steps necessary to ensure the final reveal of your finished bathroom renovation project is everything you hoped it would be.

Pick up the phone and contact us today to speak with our friendly customer service representatives and schedule a convenient appointment time, or to find out more about our trusted handyman services in Arlington, TX and nearby areas such as Haltom City, Las Colinas and North Richland Hills.

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