There’s no better time than winter to turn a boring bathroom into a spa retreat. While replacing a faucet, re-grouting tile, or repainting are relatively easy for some people to do, more ambitious jobs like replacing the tub (or tearing it out and putting in a shower – that would be so nice. . .), should be done by a professional.

Many older homes were not built using mold-resistant drywall, so if you’re going to make an investment in upgrading that bathroom, have your contractor replace any drywall that is not appropriate for a bathroom environment, to protect your investment.

There is also a lot of plumbing involved with replacing bathtubs, sinks and toilets, and they should have an expert do the job, to ensure it’s done right, because once the walls are closed up, a small leak can go unnoticed forĀ  long time, resulting in serious damage.

So if you are going to invest in a remodel project, it makes sense to have a professional do it right the first time (especially a bathroom remodel project!).