News from Koets

May 9, 2013

Bathroom Renovations - Things to Consider For Your Renovation


Is a bathroom renovation on your hoizan?  If so, there are a couple of things that you should think about.  Of course, budget is important and will determine the extent of your bathroom renovation.  And the reason for the renovation is also important.

Some homeowners still have sky blue fixtures and are ready for an entire makeover.  For others the decision to renovate may arise because a family member needs a walk in tub unit or a more easily accessible shower unit with grab bars.  Or, in some cases, moisture has created mold and for health reasons the bathroom walls need to be gutted.  Others require an additional bathroom and may decide that the basement is the perfect space for it.

Whatever the reason, take your time to discuss your particular needs for the renovation with a professional.  Get several quotes and ask for references.  We have been called into more than one job where a "handyman" gave the homeowner a "deal".  Unfortunately, the cost of the renovation doubled for the homeowner...they often paid cash for the initial job then they had to pay us to redo the bathroom renovation.

Once you have decided the reason and budget for the renovation and who you will be hiring to do the job, you can then concentrate on fixtures, colours and flooring.  That is the fun part.