In case you need a shower for your home or office, do not hesitate to contact a Kennewick, Washington based tile and glass remodel company. Whether you need a shower enclosure, flooring, a new showerhead, hand rails, or a complete remodel, they will probably be able to accommodate your needs. If you live in Seattle or Portland, this type of company has probably already established relationships with remodelers in your area. It pays to have a good contractor you can count on to get the job done right. However, if you have never had a shower installation or do not live in these areas, do some research and ask questions before deciding on which company to use.
Whether you live in Kennewick or Seattle, you have two types of showers, a ground source or non-ground source. Ground sources are installed in basements and outdoor toilets while non-ground sources are installed inside, usually within the walls of a home or office. If you install a non-waterproof shower in an area that has periodic heavy moisture, you could expect some damage to your fixtures. For the average shower remodel, price ranges from $ 800 to more than five thousand dollars for an acrylic liner and/or hand rails, and up to ten thousand dollars for a complete waterproofing system.
As mentioned above, most shower remodel jobs in Seattle and Kennewick include the installation of ceramic tiles. While most porcelain tiles are treated for water resistance, they are not waterproof. If you live in an area that has periodic heavy rainfall, you should still check the porcelain tiles after the renovation is complete and determine if they need to be replaced. If they do need to be replaced, they can usually be found at the same place where you purchased them, at a hardware or home improvement store. Many times they are only a few dollars more than the porcelain tiles.
Before you get started with your shower remodel, it is important to have your plumbing and electrical systems inspected by a certified licensed contractor. If you are performing the entire project yourself, a licensed plumber will be able to inspect your plumbing and electrical systems before beginning work so that he can give you an accurate cost estimate of what it going to cost to complete your project. With a little research on the internet, you should be able to find someone locally that does this type of work. In most cases, you can get a bid from multiple contractors, so you can compare the prices before making your decision. When hiring an arena or any contractor, you will want to check and make sure that they hold valid licenses for the type of work that they are doing.
If you would rather skip the shower remodel and go straight to the installation, you can save quite a bit of money by going with a prefabricated shower kit. There are many different types of premade kits, such as porcelain tile showers, marble glass showers, wood doors and even fiberglass shower doors. These showers come in all shapes and sizes and you can often find them in the same color as your bathroom walls and flooring. Prefabricated shower kits are a great way to cut down your remodeling costs and because they come in all different styles, they can really add a unique touch of style to your bathroom. However, if you are not familiar with building or plumbing, installing one of these prefabricated kits may be a bit tricky.
If you decide that you want to take on the more challenging task of installing the fixtures and plumbing yourself, then you are going to need to do a little bit of research to find the best shower remodelers in your area. You can often find reviews written by previous customers online that will give you a better idea of the pros and cons of certain contractors. It also pays to ask the contractor for references from their past clients. It is important to ask for references because the more referrals you have the more confident you are about the quality of the work that will be done. Once you have chosen a contractor that you feel comfortable with, you will then need to make sure that you have a contract that contains all the details and specifications about the job that you want done. Many times a contract will outline the materials as well as the installation process that you will be expected to go through in order to complete the project.