Services for Your Bathroom Remodel in Charleston, SC

You spend a lot of time in your bathroom on a daily basis, so it shouldn't just be functioning perfectly and tailored to suit the unique needs of your household. It should also be an attractive, inviting place that you actually enjoy being in—and if your current room is anything less than that, it's time for a bathroom remodel. Charleston, SC homeowners, your dream bathroom is closer than you think with help from your local, qualified handyman.

Among all the rooms in a house, the bathroom is one of the most functional and purpose-driven spaces. It is usually a relatively small room that is packed full of large and very necessary plumbing fixtures, and it also needs to have storage space for a large volume of products and items you want on hand during your grooming routines. There's a lot to consider, which can make Charleston bathroom remodeling projects feel prohibitively difficult. When it comes to planning a bathroom remodel, Charleston, SC residents are often unsure where to start.

If you want to get the ball rolling on bathroom remodeling, call your local Charleston handyman to find out more about what we can do to change the way you feel about your house for the better. The handyman professionals at Mr. Handyman of Charleston and Summerville have decades of experience with repair and improvement work, including services for a bathroom remodel. Charleston, SC homeowners can count on us for top-quality workmanship and reliable customer service that goes the extra mile.

Our Charleston Bathroom Remodeling Services

Whether you want to strip everything out of your room down to the subfloor and wall studs so your bathroom remodelers can start from scratch or you're picturing smaller changes that refresh the appearance of your space, there's a lot of work involved in a bathroom remodel. Charleston, SC homeowners often assume they will need to deal with the process of hiring multiple specialized contractors to take care of different types of work such as tile installation, electrical installation and plumbing installation. The problem is that hiring contractors to work independently of each other can get out of control budget-wise and result in a disappointing remodel that doesn't look good or function cohesively.

It's vastly preferable to have a convenient, one-call solution to reach a multi-skilled team capable of handling all the work involved, from cabinetry and drywall to plumbing and light fixtures. Our Charleston handyman team can save you a significant amount of time, stress and money because we have the skill and experience to expertly complete your entire bathroom remodel. Charleston, SC handyman professionals on our team provide all the services you need to get the ideal results you're looking for.

What you need for your specific project will, of course, vary based on your bathroom remodeling plans. The services for a bathroom remodel Charleston, SC residents can expect from our team include:

  • Drywall installation, repair and refinishing
  • Shower and floor tile installation
  • Painting
  • Interior trim repair, painting or installation
  • Toilet installation
  • Sink and faucet installation
  • Lighting installation
  • Exhaust ventilation installation
  • Vanity, countertop and mirror installation
  • Cabinet installation
  • Custom carpentry and solutions for better bathroom storage space
  • Installing accessibility features such as walk-in tubs and raised toilet seats
  • Finishing touches, such as hanging towel racks and artwork

Key Considerations When Planning a Bathroom Remodel in Charleston, SC

When it comes to planning a bathroom remodel, Charleston, SC homeowners can benefit from focusing on a few key decisions upfront, such as the scope of the project and their personal priorities for where your budget should go. Here are two major considerations to keep in mind that will help you avoid bathroom renovation headaches and costly mistakes.

Scope of Bathroom Remodeling Work

From a bathroom refresh to a complete overhaul, there's a pretty wide range of possibilities for how you might want to go about your bathroom remodel. Charleston, SC homeowners who don't plan out the scope of their project beforehand often end up doing more than they wanted to, or not doing enough to get the results they were really after. Either way, it makes for unsatisfactory results. When it comes to a bathroom remodel, Charleston, SC remodeling professionals will tell you that there are various "levels" of work that can be done. Here are four ways to define the scope of your bathroom remodeling project:
  • Change Surface Materials Only: Maybe your fixtures are in good shape and you're happy with the way your room is laid out, but it's an outdated bathroom with some very unappealing surface finishings. When you really can't stand the thought of spending another shower staring at that atrocious tile and your vanity countertop looks like it's straight out of 1975 (or it actually was installed in 1975), changing out the surface materials may be all you need for a refreshing bathroom remodel. Charleston, SC residents who get tile, paint, countertops and other surface coverings on floors, cabinets, walls and inside the shower changed out often tell us that it feels like an entirely different room, but for a lower Charleston bathroom remodeling cost.
  • Convert Your Bathing Area: In some cases, keeping your project focused on one specific area of the room can get you the change in function you're looking for, while also making a big positive change in how the room looks. For example, if you only have a shower booth and you really miss being able to draw a hot, relaxing bath now and then, it makes sense to convert your shower into a bathtub or bath-shower combination. On the other hand, if you really don't enjoy taking baths and there's a huge bathtub taking up space in a small room, have your handyman remove the tub and replace it with an extra-large shower conversion that includes all the bells and whistles.
  • Floor-to-Ceiling Bathroom Transformation: There are bathrooms that can be improved with a few small changes here and there—and then there are rooms that are so bad, the best choice is to remove absolutely everything and start from the beginning. If your bathroom space falls into the latter category, you're looking at a complete overhaul for your bathroom remodel. Charleston, SC houses can really benefit from a total remodel to the bathroom, including new fixtures, tile, drywall and lighting.
  • New Bathroom Layout: When it comes to a bathroom remodel, Charleston, SC homeowners typically choose not to alter the floor plan for a couple good reasons. The fact is, most bathrooms follow one of a few standard layouts that maximize floor space. For example, a long, rectangular room with the door at one end is usually going to have the sink closest to the door, then the toilet, and the bathtub and/or shower situated at the back—and there's not many ways to deviate from that. It's also important to keep in mind that relocating a fixture is considerably more costly than just replacing it in the same location. But if your layout just doesn't work for some reason, Charleston bathroom remodeling is the perfect time to switch it up and get a floor plan that makes sense for your household.

Budget Priorities for a Better Bathroom Remodeling Experience

When it's time to make a budget for their bathroom remodel, Charleston, SC residents typically ask what the average bathroom remodeling cost is. We'll tell you right now—in the United States, the average that homeowners spend is around $11,000. But keep in mind that average is calculated from a range of costs, from a couple thousand to well over $40,000. Knowing the average doesn't really help you all that much, because it doesn't have anything to do with what you want your specific bathroom remodeling project to be like.

Not sure what to prioritize when you're breaking down the budget expense categories for your bathroom remodel? Charleston, SC residents aren't all the same, so naturally some prefer to focus on certain qualities and bathroom fixtures that may not be as appealing to others. That's fine! There's no right or wrong answer here, so it's really just about being honest with yourself on what exactly is most important to you.

For example, if you absolutely love taking long showers, it's obviously a good idea to set aside a healthy portion of your budget for a luxury shower experience, complete with features like a tiled bench seat and a rainfall shower head. If you spend hours every day perfecting your makeup and hair, padding the budget for a well-lit, comfortable beauty station makes perfect sense. Allocate your budget to cover the things you need, but don't forget to include some of the features you've always wanted as well.

Frequently Asked Questions About Charleston Bathroom Remodeling

What's the Best Way to Prepare for Bathroom Remodeling?

Once the project has been scheduled and it's almost time to start the bathroom remodel, Charleston, SC homeowners should take a few basic preparation steps to help the process go smoothly overall. Here are a few tips on preparing your Charleston home for bathroom remodeling:
  • Remove absolutely everything from the room, including wall hangings, items in drawers and cabinets, textiles, shower curtains and anything else that can be picked up and carried out
  • Clear a path from the nearest exterior door to the room being remodeled, ensuring there's enough room to carry large or awkward items
  • Put down drop cloths to protect carpeting or delicate flooring materials like your porcelain tile or ceramic tile from dirt and scratches
  • Make an area for pets where they can be contained safely and comfortably, as far away from the room as possible so they aren't disturbed by construction noises

Can Bathroom Remodeling Raise My Property Value in Charleston, SC?

Considering putting your house up for sale on the real estate market soon? It's worth looking into a bathroom remodel. Charleston, SC homeowners can expect to get some of the cost back in the selling price, as the average return on investment is usually around 60%. But it's not just about the money—Charleston bathroom remodeling can go a long way towards helping you score a quick sale so you don't have to deal with a long, drawn-out selling period.

Most prospective home buyers are particularly concerned with the state of the bathrooms and kitchens in the houses they are viewing, because they don't want to have to handle a remodel right after moving in. Even just refreshing your bathroom floors or installing new bathroom vanities can make a big difference.

If you are thinking of resale value, it's a good idea to keep your bathroom remodeling project classic and simple so potential buyers aren't put off by a design that doesn't match their personal tastes. If you're not sure how to do that, neutral or white tile and fixtures are the best place to start. That may feel too bland for your style, but it's easy to dress it up with brightly colored textiles and artwork that can be removed when you're ready to list your property.

How Do I Figure Out Which Colors to Use for a Bathroom Remodel?

While looking around at options for new surface finishes and fixtures for a bathroom remodel, Charleston, SC homeowners are sometimes unsure of how to co-ordinate their color scheme in their bathroom design. There are so many customizable options available, and finishes such as tile come in a really wide variety of colors, so the entire process can feel overwhelming.

There's a simple trick to help you design a color scheme for beautiful bathrooms when you don't know where to start, called the 60-30-10 rule. Basically, 60% of the room will be a primary color, 30% will be a complementary secondary color, and 10% will be a contrasting tertiary color.

Need a Bathroom Remodel? Charleston, SC Can Count on Mr. Handyman!

It doesn't matter whether you're in Charleston or a nearby area such as North Charleston, Ladson or Goose Creek, you can expect the same outstanding customer service and expert workmanship from the experienced team of handyman professionals at Mr. Handyman of Charleston and Summerville.

When you're ready to get started on your bathroom project, pick up the phone and give us a call at 843-940-7525 to chat with our friendly customer care staff and find out more about our reliable handyman services, or to make an appointment for service at a time that works best for you.

A newly completed bathroom remodel in Charleston, SC with white shower tiles in a standing shower and a large mirror installed above a double-vanity
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