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Bathroom Remodel Planning Process

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Bathroom Remodel Planning: Selections Appointments


One of the most important steps in the bathroom remodel planning process is the selections appointment. A selections appointment is where you choose the materials to use in your bathroom remodel and make buying decisions.

Why is it in my best interest as a customer to make a buying decision at my selections appointment?

At your selections appointment you will be making selections and decisions about every detail of your bathroom remodeling project: tubs, showers, toilets, vanity cabinets, countertops, faucets, medicine cabinets, lights, colors and finishes, every detail right down to the door knobs.

There is no time during the entire process when all this information will be more fresh on your mind or ours.

If you are happy with the materials and the cost and you choose to move forward and buy the bathroom, your designer will write up all of the paperwork, right then, the contract, specification sheets, material lists, quantities, everything. Not only will your designer be able to write it much faster, but because all the decisions were just made, all the selections are right there, spread out on the counter. There will be very little chance that there will be any mistakes or misunderstandings.

If the job is designed, sold, and written up accurately, with no mistakes or misunderstandings, then the job will run smoothly and efficiently and a smooth, efficient mistake-free remodel is a win-win for both the company and the customer. The project will be more profitable for the company and a pleasant, stress-free experience for the customer.

What if I don’t move forward and buy the bathroom at my selections appointment?

That’s no problem at all, you won’t be able to take advantage of our coupon, but we will generally hold the price for you until the end of that calendar year.

Just give us a call when you’re ready to move forward with the project. In most cases depending on how much time has lapsed and the complexity of the project, we will set up another appointment for you to come back into the showroom to review all of your selections, make new selections should any materials have become discontinued and to review again all of the details of the project, write up all the paperwork, and set up a start date with our production department.

Interested in taking the next step in your bathroom remodel planning with Metropolitan Bath & Tile? Fill out the form on the right to contact us or visit the showroom closest to you.

Average Bathroom Remodel Cost

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

How Do Our Prices Compare to Competitors in the DC-Baltimore Area?

On average our prices are 10-20% below the average going rate for bathroom remodeling in the Washington DC area and 10-15% under the going rate in the Baltimore area, according to Remodeling Magazine’s “Cost vs. Value Report.”

The Cost vs. Value (C.V.V.) report is to the home remodeling industry what the Kelly Blue Book is to the automotive industry. Th C.V.V. report will tell you what it costs to do most common home improvements in very specific detail in most major cities in the U.S. When comparing a standard 3 fixture bath remodel with the exact same specifications as the C.V.V. report example bathroom, Metropolitan Bath and Tile’s price is 18% less in the Washington DC area and 15% less in the Baltimore area.

Customers ask all the time, with all that Metropolitan Bath and Tile offers including 4 beautiful showrooms, highly talented staff of estimators and designers, longest guarantee in the industry, how can your prices still be 10-20% below the going rate for bathroom remodeling?

The answer is simple. We only do bathrooms, nothing else. By only doing bathrooms we have become extremely efficient, all work is done by our own employees, we never use subcontractors so there’s no “middle man.” When you use Metropolitan Bath and Tile, you’re going directly to the folks who do the work, not to a general contractor that hires subcontractors and then marks them up. It’s kind of like buying your car directly from the factory and skipping the dealer’s markup.

Read more about our peace of mind price guarantee and schedule a free estimate today.