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The 2023 Guide to Remodeling Your Bathroom in Raleigh, NC

When embarking on a bathroom remodeling project, it’s helpful to know the ins and outs of the process. Depending on the project specifics, certain companies may be better equipped to complete the remodel than others. By understanding how the process works, you can feel confident that you’re trusting the right contractor for your bathroom remodel. From there, you can watch your vision come to life and enjoy the final product for years to come.

The Process

Step 1: Start With A Vision

When embarking on a remodeling project, it’s important to start with a vision. Do you want your bathroom to be more like a spa or an oasis? Do you want the room to feel peaceful and relaxing? The answer to these questions will help determine what type of materials and fixtures will be used in your new space.


A great way to decide what concept you’re going for is to search design websites like Houzz, HGTV, and even Pinterest. These resources can guide you as you collect information on materials, layouts, and design features. Gather these photos in a folder to share with your contractor at your first meeting.


Some remodeling companies will even offer in-house design services to assist you with this portion of the process. At Oak City Remodeling, we can help remove some of the design pressures you may be feeling by creating custom, timeless designs that will capture your vision and help maximize your home’s value.


Consider your budget during this time frame as well. Materials can range drastically in price, so it may be helpful to come up with backup concepts in case your original vision exceeds your current budget for the project.

Step 2: Find A Contractor

With a vision in mind, you’re ready to begin contacting contractors that fit the needs of your project. In general, selecting a licensed general contractor guarantees that the company is able to complete a full remodel or renovation. It also ensures that they are reputable and skilled in their trade. Oak City Remodeling is a fully licensed general contractor in the greater Raleigh area. We specialize in renovations, remodels, and new construction as well. For guidance on finding a contractor for your project, check out our most recent blog.

Step 3: In-Person Consultation

An in-person consultation is a crucial step in planning your bathroom remodel. You’ll want to ensure that you have all the information you need before committing to a project, so it’s advisable to do the following:

  • First, be ready with several photos and/or measurements of your current space. This will help the contractor and/or designer see how everything fits together visually and will give them insight into how much work needs to be done on their end.
  • Have questions prepped regarding what materials will work best within your budget parameters (for example, stone vs. tile). If possible, come prepared with measurements or specifications for the space. In general, the more detail you can provide your contractor during this consultation, the better.

Step 4: Pre-Construction

During the pre-construction planning phase, you’ll need to finalize the design of the bathroom with your contractor. Your budget and timeline will be finalized at this point as well. You may begin to explore materials and make your final selections so that the construction phase can begin. 


Depending on the size of the bathroom, you may have quite a few decisions to settle on at this time. For a full sized bathroom, shower and/or tub materials will need to be chosen as well as fixtures, flooring, paint colors, a mirror, and a sink.

Step 5: Construction

The most common question at this point is regarding how long your remodel will take. Construction time varies by project size and complexity, the quality of the contractor, and if you’re doing any DIY work. For example, a full bathroom remodel with new fixtures can take weeks to months to complete, while minor updates like new paint or flooring can be done in a week or less. At Oak City Remodeling specifically, a full bathroom renovation typically takes anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks. As construction ensues, your contractor will remain in contact with you regarding the progress of the project.

Step 6: Project Completion

Once your bathroom remodel has been completed, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of the labor. Now that you have an updated space, you can begin taking full advantage of your new bathroom. A newly remodeled bathroom can be one of the most impactful changes to your home and we’re confident you’ll be ecstatic with the results.

To get started on your next bathroom renovation project, reach out to Oak City Remodeling at (919) 283-4421 or check out our website at https://www.oakcityremodeling.com



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