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Old 02-10-2015, 10:26 AM
 
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Morning, Phoenicians! Anyone have experience with bathroom renovations in the area?

We are renovating our 6' x 12' bathroom and the contractor wants 5000$ for the labor.

We are providing EVERYTHING: tub, toilet, vanity, faucet, valve, tile, grout...

The labor consists of the following:

-Demo and dispose of existing tub, surround, vanity, toilet and flooring.
-Install new tub and valve assembly.
-Install niche, backerboard and waterproofing.
-Install new vanity and top.
-Tile tub surround, wainscot around toilet to vanity and bath flooring.
-Hook up sink/faucet, set toilet and set finish in shower
-demo the existing mirror and medicine cabinet and patch up the drywall


Does 5000$ sound reasonable?

Also, is there usually a contract for this kind of stuff? The contactor says there isn't one. What if we're not happy with how it comes out as far as the quality of their work?
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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If I were you I'd get at least three more quotes from contractors. $5k sounds high especially if the cost of materials is not included in that. Also you should definitely have a contract and scope of services. Is the person you've been talking with a licensed contractor?
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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That sounds a little high to me but not totally out of whack. Depending on how many guys he has it sounds like a week to ten day job max for that size bath. There's no way I would let him touch my bath without a contract! Make sure you have one and at most the terms should be 1/3 down, and don't give him that until the day they're there to demo,1/3 when half way done then the remaining 1/3 at completion. Good luck.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:52 AM
 
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Thanks everyone!!! I'll keep looking for a contractor with a contract
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