Today Patricia asks,

My husband and I need a master bathroom remodel badly. My husband thinks we can do it ourselves but neither of us are that handy. I am afraid this will turn out to be a bigger project than he expects and we will end up over our heads. But he is afraid of how much money we will spend and feels that contractors can’t be trusted. Do you have any advice?

Some master bathroom remodels are too complex to do yourself. It’s important to know when your over your head. Often times smaller issues turn into bigger ones. If you have a severe mold or mildew issue, you can assume that it has gotten into your sub-floor and walls. Expect that when you clean up or take out the existing area more will have to be fixed.


Master bathroom remodels are seldom what we expect. In this case, it’s important to get a contractor to do some if not all of the work for you. When you are choosing a contractor look for one that is licensed and bonded.


Ask around both with friends and neighbors and online. Ask for references. Go to the Better Business Bureau and make sure there are no complaints about the company you are going with. If you do your homework you have a better chance of getting the job done quickly and right the first time. This will also help you save money in the long run.

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Written by Amanda Hartley