It's not always necessary to rip everything out of the room down to the wall studs and subfloor when you're preparing for a bathroom remodel in Vancouver, WA. Homeowners sometimes prefer to focus on a certain area of the room with smaller projects such as bathtub-to-shower conversion. But regardless of whether you want a complete bathroom remodel or some tweaks here and there, the Vancouver bathroom remodel process tends to be pretty complex.
That's why it's so important to find a capable, highly experienced team who has the skill and training to handle the entire bathroom remodel from beginning to end, so all you have to do is enjoy your new bathroom—and you need to look no further than the reliable professionals at Mr. Handyman of Vancouver, Camas and Ridgefield.
Our services for an outstanding bathroom remodel in Vancouver, WA include:
- Drywall installation
- Tile installation on floors and shower walls
- Painting or wallpaper application
- Trim installation or repair
- Shower partition and door installation
- Installing bathroom cabinets and bathroom vanity
- Mirror installation
- Custom shower remodel
- Heated floor installation
- Installing accessibility features such as grab bars
Choose Mr. Handyman for an Expert Bathroom Remodel in Vancouver, WA
Suppose you've got an idea of what you want, and you're ready to start swinging the demolition hammer for your Vancouver bathroom remodel. In that case, the remodeling professionals at Mr. Handyman of Vancouver, Camas and Ridgefield are here for you.
Our highly experienced bathroom remodelers in Vancouver have been taking care of remodeling, maintenance, repair, and installation tasks for local property owners for a long time, so we have the skill and expertise to get your remodeling project done right. We also pride ourselves on delivering top-notch customer service combined with a safe, stress-free experience.
Along with bathroom remodeling, local homeowners and business owners can trust our team of improvement, repair and maintenance experts to deliver a wide range of other services such as tile repair, door installation, flooring repair and installation, drywall repair, siding repair, window repair and installation, gutter cleaning and much more. Contact us today to find out more about our reliable handyman services for your residential or commercial property.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bathroom Remodeling in Vancouver, WA
Should I Change the Floor Plan During My Bathroom Remodel?
That's a big question, and it really depends on what your current bathroom layout is like. The truth is, most bathrooms stick pretty closely to a few tried-and-true floor plans, and the main reason for that is bathrooms are typically pretty small spaces that have to accommodate lots of huge, built-in fixtures, and there are simply not many ways to deviate that will still give you enough floor space to move around freely. For example, if the room is a long, narrow rectangle shape with a door at one end, the sink is likely next to the door, followed by the toilet, with a shower and/or bathtub at the back. Any other combination would probably not work too well unless the room was significantly enlarged.
The other factor to keep in mind is that moving a fixture, such as a toilet or sink, to a different location is always going to be considerably more expensive and time-consuming than simply replacing an old fixture with a new one in the same location. So, if you are trying to keep your budget under control, it makes sense to stick with your existing floor plan. But if the current situation really isn't working and you do need to do a little rearranging, remember to leave as much open floor space as possible and don't eliminate all your storage space.
How Do I Design a Bathroom Remodel in Vancouver, WA?
When you start looking around for possible materials and color schemes that might work for your Vancouver bathroom remodel, the first thing you might notice is that there are just so many different options available. That can make it feel really overwhelming at first, but you don't necessarily want to go with a basic, cookie-cutter design—after all, this is your opportunity to infuse your home with your own personal taste and style in a big way.
If you're in the process of trying to narrow down the options to some choices that appeal to you and make sense for your household, both aesthetically and functionally, it's a good idea to consider a few basic points to get to the bottom of what you really want and need.
Think about the overall style you'd like to see for your bathroom remodel in Vancouver, WA. That will go a long way toward informing your choices and prevent you from ending up with a room that is a mish-mash of different styles that don't really go together. Examples of broad style categories include old-fashioned, rustic, modern, art deco, farmhouse, minimalist, bohemian, contemporary and elegant, among others. Next, give some consideration to choosing a cohesive color scheme. If you're not sure how to do that, the 60-30-10 trick may help. Choose just three colors: your primary color will be used in about 60% of the room and should be a lighter color. The secondary color should complement the primary color and be applied in about 30% of the room. Finally, the tertiary color should provide contrast to the other two colors and be used in around 10% of the room.
How Do I Make My Vancouver Bathroom Remodel More Accessible and Safe?
While you and your household members may not need accessibility accommodations right now, it's possible that you will need them in the future or that you want to make it easier for loved ones with mobility issues to visit your home comfortably and safely. When it comes to a bathroom remodel, Vancouver, WA homeowners may want to consider a few simple additions that can accomplish that and be useful to typically-abled people at the same time.
Grab bars are a standard option that makes it much easier to steady oneself, especially in slippery areas such as the shower. They also make it much easier and safer to move from a standing to a seated position or vice versa. For those who are unable to lift their foot off the ground to step over the edge of a tub or even the side of a shower pan, walk-in showers and walk-in tubs are also well worth considering.
If you or a loved one uses a wheelchair, we can lower the bathroom countertop and leave space underneath so it's easier and more comfortable to get close to the sink. It also makes sense to consider simple modifications such as a raised toilet seat that reduces the distance between a standing and seated position, making it much easier to get back up.
What Am I Forgetting for My Bathroom Remodel in Vancouver, WA?
When we go over the plans in detail and have the opportunity to see your property in person, we can point out anything that may be missing from your overall plan. Something that people often forget about is the smaller finishing touches that can really round out the room, such as cabinet hardware, towel racks, décor, textiles, artwork and other similar items. In fact, just changing the cabinet handles and drawer pulls in a small room can make a surprisingly big visual impact.
Are There Options for a Budget-Friendly Bathroom Remodel?
Absolutely. One of the simplest ways to update an older bathroom space is by completing simple repairs, like tile repair, and adding minor additions, like a new towel rack or even new trim features. You can also scale down the size of your bathroom remodel and consider something smaller, like an isolated shower remodel with new shower tiles and other features, rather than a full bathroom renovation.
If you're interested in changing the function and appearance of your bathroom but don't necessarily want to overhaul the entire room, a tub-shower conversion may be the right option. If you currently have a bathtub-shower combo, for example, but you never use the bathtub, you could have your local handyman remove the tub altogether and replace it with a large, glass-enclosed shower stall that lets more light into the room and better meets the needs of your household. You can even include some amenities like a built-in tiled shower bench by consulting with our bathroom remodelers in Vancouver, WA. Or, you may currently only have a shower and be longing for a nice, hot bath. In that case, we'll install a tub-shower combo to give you the best of both worlds.
Do I Need a Permit for a Bathroom Remodel in Vancouver, WA?
Whether or not you need a permit for your Vancouver bathroom remodel really depends on the scope of the project, but a permit is not generally necessary for tasks such as tile installation or bathtub-shower conversion. You don't have to worry about whether you'll need a permit, though. Our team has been handling bathroom remodels in this area for a long time, and we know which projects require permits. We'll take care of the permit pulling process and ensure we have them ready to go before we get started. You can rest assured our work will be in full compliance with all municipal and state regulations.
How Do I Prepare My House for a Vancouver Bathroom Remodel Project?
When the day of your bathroom remodel rolls around, you can help the project go as efficiently and smoothly as possible by taking a few steps of preparation, such as:
- Remove everything from the room that you can pick up and carry out, including artwork, shower curtains, items inside drawers and cabinets, and anything else that could get in the way during your bathroom remodel.
- Make sure there's room to carry heavy, large or awkward items between the nearest exterior door and the area that is being remodeled.
- Make a place where your pets can be safely contained as far away from the room being remodeled as possible so they're not stressed out by the sounds of renovation or getting underfoot.
- If possible, clear a place just outside the room for tools, equipment and materials
Our team will consult with you before the day of service and make any necessary recommendations or suggestions so you can be completely ready for your bathroom remodel in Vancouver, WA.
Are You Ready for a Bathroom Remodel in Vancouver, WA? You Can Count On Mr. Handyman
When it's time to get started on a bathroom remodel in Vancouver and nearby parts of Washington, such as Camas, Ridgefield and Battle Ground, you can count on the experts at Mr. Handyman. Our team has many years of combined experience with comprehensive bathroom remodeling in Vancouver, Washington. We'll get the entire project taken care of from beginning to end, with on-time results that meet or exceed your expectations.
Our friendly customer service staff is waiting to chat with you and get you set up with an appointment for an in-home consultation with our handyman professionals. We have your bathroom remodeling project covered! From a detailed consultation to choosing quality materials, we ensure guaranteed workmanship and quality services for a successful bathroom remodel.