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Selecting Remodeling Contractors for Commercial Bathroom Renovations

remodeling contractorsRestroom or bathroom renovations are often neglected by business owners, maybe because they think that’s not the “major attraction” of their store, office, or restaurant. If you are running a hotel, motel and B&B, however, snazzy new bathroom facilities make a world of difference.

In any commercial setting, clean, modern conveniences with up-to-date amenities say a great deal about how you view and value your customers and, most importantly, reflect your overall attitude in how your business is run and maintained. Cramped, ill-lit spaces that are in disrepair and look totally behind the times are a turn-off.

Hire Experienced Commercial Remodeling Contractors

Finding the right remodeling contractors to work on bathrooms is essential if you want the project to come out right. How much space is needed per bathroom stall? How many toilets, sinks and urinals are required for a 60-seat restaurant? Are there fixture that will help to regulate and save on wasteful water consumption? Do your contractors have sufficient design savvy design and can they know tie in the bathroom’s layout and motif to suit the rest of your establishment?

Some contractors quickly give a quote before knowing if they can actually pull off a job successfully, so part of your task is to find remodeling contractors who take sufficient time to do a thorough assessment of what’s required and provide you with an estimate that breaks down the details. They should also be able to establish a reasonable time frame required to complete the job, and know that when running a business, you can’t afford a lot of downtime while the doors are closed for renovations.

Here are a few tips to help get the project on track and in good hands:

Ask for references – It’s important to know if the remodeling contractors you are considering have proven themselves with other clients in providing quality work on time and on budget. Reviewing the company’s portfolio, along with various reviews and testimonials, will give a pretty solid idea of how they’ve performed in the past.

Cost shouldn’t always be the deciding factor – Even though you’re naturally looking to get the best value for your money, price should never be the only determinant in hiring a contractor. Remember the saying “You get what you pay for,” so if you decide to go cheap, there’s the risk that the quality of both materials and workmanship will be sub-par, which will probably cost you more in the long run for replacement and repairs.

remodeling contractorsOpen lines of communication – Even if the contractors you decide to go with have a reputation for top-notch work, the best ones will keep you in the loop all the way along. They answer your questions and remain approachable about discussing any changes that may arise. If they aren’t easy to deal with, it’s pointless to hire them. Renovations of any kind involve good communication between the owner and contractor, so choose a team that is open to hearing and addressing all of your concerns.

A Few More Commercial Bathroom Renovation Tips:

  • Use flooring that is not only attractive, but economical and durable, as this is a high traffic area that will require frequent cleaning and show signs of wear.
  • Keep paint colors in the bathroom neutral and décor simple to make the space uncluttered and easier to clean.
  • Invest in sinks with automatic sensors. Aside from preventing the spread of germs, they also help keep water consumption from spiking.

Sure, the bathroom may not be your company’s source of revenue, but it’s still a customer-frequented area and speaks volumes about your philosophy on overall customer satisfaction and comfort.

Greg Nelson
Greg NelsonGreg Nelson is the owner of Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. He is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, creating artistry in all areas of design and construction projects. He is a musician, and artist. A husband and father, Greg appreciates all the wonderful elements of family life.

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It’s interesting that commercial remodels can make bathrooms look so nice! It makes sense that it would be a good idea for a commercial location to have that done. That way they can ensure that everything looks as nice as possible!

I love your comment that although the bathroom is not the most important part of a company’s appearance, it says a lot about a company’s philosophy on customer satisfaction. A job I worked at last year was very aware of this, and the manager always made the cleanliness and appearance of the bathrooms the top priority. He said that the state of the bathrooms gave customers insight into the state of the company in general.

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