If you live in hot, sticky, humid Houston and are considering a bath remodel, how many bids should you get? While the rule-of-thumb for Houston bath remodel bids is the number 3, don’t take it as gospel. There may be some exceptions to that rule.
Why 3 Bids for your Houston Bath Remodel?
The concept behind getting at least 3 bids from the contractor or remodeling company is to establish a cost basis for the work. But sometimes it may be prudent to get more than three; then again, maybe just one.
When you take the 3-bid-option, you should not see an unusual variance in the quotes you get. Bids solicited from qualified contractors containing detailed design specifications should be sufficient information necessary for the cost basis you’re looking for.
Exceptions to the Rule
If you notice a cost swing of more than about 10% it should raise a flag, but not necessarily mean that something under-handed has taken place. For example, the contractor could have simply made an honest error when calculating his material and labor cost for your Houston bath remodel. There could be other reasons for the price swing. In this situation, getting a couple more bids won’t hurt. Just make sure you get enough information to help you effectively establish the appropriate price range before choosing a remodeler.
If you have used a remodeler before and you have confidence in the work, then there is no reason why you would need to call in more quotes. At that point there’s a good chance for information overload.
Also, trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right to you then don’t do it. Or sleep on it. Your Houston bath remodel decision is an important one so it’s OK to take your time.
When you’re ready to start receiving project quotes, ReBath of Houston will be ready to schedule your in-home estimate at no cost to you. We offer:
- Professional Custom Installation by Trained Employees, Not subcontractors
- Project Quotes Accurate “to the penny”
- A Comprehensive Selection of Styles & Colors
- Lifetime Warranty