6 Important Things to Consider Before Renovating Your Bathroom

Do you know what sort of questions you should be considering and asking contractors before hiring them to renovate your bathroom?

Bathroom renovation is a costly undertaking and therefore one which should be done by experts who know what they are doing. We have seen far too many people who’ve made terrible choices in the people they’ve hired and suffered as a result. This blog is aimed at helping you find not only the right contractor, but know exactly what to ask to weed out the time-wasters. Without further ado, here are the 5 questions to ask before hiring a bathroom renovator (plus a bonus question at the end.)

Question 1: How long have you been in the business?

The length of time a contractor and their team has been in business can indicate their level of experience and what to expect from them. This is not to say that new startup companies should be ignored, but knowing how long the contractor has been working in this renovation area will give you peace of mind in the event of something happening during the project.

Question 2: What are your qualifications?

What qualifications does the renovator have? There are a lot of freelance contractors who are good at their job, but if you intend on undertaking massive bathroom renovations projects, perhaps projects that involve your ground floor and first-floor bathrooms, you might want a contractor that’s qualified, trained, and knows exactly what they are doing. Furthermore, you don’t want a team that outsources important aspects like waterproofing to people you haven’t vetted.

Question 3: Can you give me references?

If you’ve had positive responses right up till now, it’s time to inquire about past projects and references. Can they show you a portfolio of some of their work? Can they talk you through some of their best work, the products they used, the outcome, and their client’s reaction? Takedown the references they give and make follow-ups with these references to verify that what the contractor is saying is true.

Question 4: How long will the renovation project last?

The average bathroom renovation will take at least four weeks. The more detailed the project, the longer it might take. For example, if you intend to change the location of toilets, vanities, showers, and tubs, there is a lot of plumbing and rewiring that will need to be done, thereby extending the project timeline. An experienced renovator will be able to assess your project needs and give you a realistic timeframe. Avoid contractors whose words sound too good to be true.

Question 5: Are you insured?

Insurance is one of the most important things to consider when inviting a contractor to work in your home. Accidents can and do happen. Who will pay for these in the event that they do occur? Who covers medical bills if a tradesperson is injured while working onsite in your house? Ask this pertinent question and consider the reply you’re given by the contractor.

Bonus: 6th Question: What happens if you’re not 100% satisfied with the work?

If you’ve taken the time to carefully choose a reputable and reliable bathroom renovator, you shouldn’t have this problem. However, it might happen, that you’re not altogether satisfied with something. If the contractor cannot give you an answer that puts your mind at ease, they probably aren’t as committed to your project as you think, and you’re better off looking for another contractor.

Who to hire for bathroom renovations in Sydney

When it comes to bathroom renovations in Sydney, one company stands out from the rest of Sydney Wide Bathrooms. When only the best is good enough for you, look no further.  We’re professionals known for our attention to detail, quality workmanship, and unwavering commitment to our clients. To get in touch with us, call us on 0450 550 550, or send us an email at george@sydneywidebathrooms.com.au


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