Renovations

The information on this website is designed and targeted for the renovation customer that wishes to have their bathroom renovated professionally so that they can make an informed decision on how to choose the proper renovator for their project.


 


HOW TO AVOID RENOVATIONS GONE BAD:


 


1) Not hiring the right company/person for the project


 


2) Not allowing the proper time frame required to complete the project to meet your expectations


 


3) Not having a realistic budget for your project and then hiring a company/person that will do your project for that budget.


 


4) Buying your product at a big box store or a retail plumbing store that do not actually do the work and then hiring someone else to do the work.


 


5) Do not make cash deals to save on HST - you have no paper work, no warranty and no recourse.


 


6) Be wary if someone can start your project right away.  Real pros are busy and in great demand.  Booking your project and their time may have a normal time frame of 8 - 12 weeks.


 


Any or all of the above are recipe for a disaster waiting to happen.


 


SECRETS OF A SUCCESSFUL BATHROOM RENOVATION:


 


There is nothing on this website that is more valuable to you than these tips listed below for a peace of mind renovation.


 


1) Start with a realistic budget for your project and discuss it with your renovation expert. He/she more than anyone else will know if your budget will meet your expectations.


 


2) Hire a bathroom renovation specialist. Your bathroom is one of the most complex rooms in the house. You want to hire someone that strictly specilizes in bathrooms and is familiar with all of it's challenges.


 


3) Your renovation specialist should have a showroom, supply you the product and do the actual work. This does not mean purchasing product at a retail store and then having them refer you to some of their contractor clients to do the work. You do not want to get stuck in the middle - not a good position for you.


 


4) Make sure that your renovator has Workman's Comp and Liability Insurance. Workman's Comp is the single most largest cost in this industry and by law everyone must have it. Everyone will tell you that they have it, but the hard truth is that most do not. Ask to see their insurance policy and their clearance certificate. You can also call WSIB yourself to confirm if in fact your renovator is covered and current. They're more than happy to hear from you.


 


5) References - Most people by now know that you should get at least 3 references. But this is not ENOUGH. Not only should you get references - BUT MAKE THE EFFORT TO GO AND SEE THE WORK! This is probably the most important step in the process of hiring your renovator. Why? Because even though your friend/neigbour highly recommends XYZ company, their expectations and their acceptance of the qaulity of workmanship may not be up to your standards. This step alone could save you from having a renovation gone bad.


 


 I am often asked "What is the most important part of the renovation process and where do I start?"  Hands down - more important than the quality of fixutres that you choose, more important than the price for the project is THE BATHROOM RENOVATOR FOR YOUR PROJECT!


 


I can assure you that if you follow the above steps, you will in fact have a peace of mind renovation and a bathroom that will meet your expectations.