A small, yet very important space in your home, your bathroom is one where you spend a lot of time. When it comes to renovating your bathroom, you want to get it right the first time. In order to do that, you need to hire the right company to help you get the job done. Here’s what to look for when hiring a bathroom renovation company.
Once you have conducted a thorough search of possible companies — including obtaining a couple of quotes, checking out company profiles, and browsing through previous work pictures and reviews — and have finally picked the one, you’ll want to keep note of their communication with you.
This far into the process you should have a pretty good idea of their style of communication. Continue to look out for prompt, professional responses from the company. Such responses imply that they are not only interested in gaining your business, but are also invested in your project. Bathroom renovations can be time-consuming, and if they are showing interest it means they are committed to helping you out.
Written communication is just as important as verbal communication. Make sure you are provided with a contract and any copies of invoices as the work progresses. A written trail will be helpful to both parties if any hiccups occur.
Next, you’ll want to speak to the company about their past experience in bathroom renovations. Bathroom renovations include the skill of multiple trades, such as plumbing, electrical, and fixture installation. Ensure that they are skilled, or have the skills within the company, to complete each aspect of the project. A good way to confirm this is by checking out their previous jobs. Companies will have photos of previous work and sometimes homeowners will let you view their work that the company completed (this is highly recommended so you can see it first hand).
If you experience any hesitation at this point, make it clear to the company what you want and keep the communication, both written and verbal, constant.
While reputable experience is important, nothing can be completed confidently without proper permits and by a licensed professionals. With plumbing and electricity in the same space, having the work performed by licensed plumbers and electricians is very important. There are reasons this work is left to the pros. It’s mainly to avoid any safety hazards and make sure you’re hiring the right pro who is qualified to do the job.
Renovating your bathroom is an investment that is meant to last. If a company gives you a lower quote, wait before you jump to accept it. Lower quotes could mean lower quality. Avoid using a company that is willing to cut costs by using cheaper materials. Bathrooms can experience a lot of wear and tear through use and especially moisture. If cheap and improper materials are used you may have to renovate sooner than anticipated. Hiring a pro who provides a higher quote can save you costs in the future.
Curious about the costs associated with bathroom renovations? Below are the average costs of Bathroom Renovation services across different cities in Canada:
*Costs based on 5095 verified Canadian homeowner reviews as of March 2022
Keep in mind these reputable company attributes when searching for a pro to complete your bathroom renovation. Bathroom renovations can be time consuming and expensive, avoid having to start over or fix work post-renovation and hire right the first time.
Article Updated June 2022.