When a Contractor Makes Sense
There are certain scopes of work in a small bathroom remodel that may require the expertise of a trade specific contractor…someone skilled and trained in that trade. Below are a few considerations that may save you a few headaches down the road.
1. Moving Walls – Consider hiring a home improvement contractor or small general contractor if you plan to move walls. One or more walls in your small bathroom remodel may be load-bearing which means a designed portion of the total loading or weight from your roof or second floor will bear on that wall. To move a load-bearing wall will require engineered calculations, likely a plan review by your local governing authority and a licensed contractor to perform the work. This can become costly and a nightmare if you try to do it yourself.
2. Wet Work – Consider hiring a contractor if …