Quality over Quantity

If you’re anything like me, you take great pride in your home. It’s your sanctuary, your comfort zone, and often, an extension of your personality. Especially that humble bathroom of yours which should not just be a place to rush in and out of, but a personal oasis where you can relax and recharge. You’ve probably seen those stunning, to-die-for bathroom transformations on TV, magazines, Pinterest and thought, “I want one of those!”

With the current economic climate as interest rates rise, we are noticing an influx of cheap contractors and non-specialists swooping into the bathroom renovation arena. But I want to sound a note of caution here. Let’s chat about why a bathroom renovation isn’t just a run-of-the-mill reno, and why you should think twice before signing that contract with a low-budget, non-specialist.

Bathroom renovations are a beast of their own. They need a keen eye for aesthetics, yes, but they also demand a deep understanding of plumbing, electrical, tiling, and waterproofing. Often these disciplines intersect and interact in ways that are unique to bathroom spaces. It’s not just about hammering a few nails, slapping on some paint, and calling it a day. Every bathroom renovation is a unique undertaking, brimming with opportunities for creativity and pitfalls for the unaware.

Now, these cheap contractors might offer you a deal that seems too good to be true. And that’s exactly it – it probably is. Lower prices often mean cutting corners, compromising on materials, or rushing through jobs. This could result in leaky pipes, poor tiling, ineffective waterproofing, or electrical faults – problems that are not only inconvenient, but also potentially dangerous.

It’s important to remember that a well-done bathroom renovation isn’t just about the ‘wow’ factor. It’s about ensuring that all the behind-the-scenes elements – the plumbing, the electricals, the waterproofing – are executed with perfection. It’s about achieving a balance between aesthetic brilliance and functional resilience.

What you need is a bathroom specialist, someone with expertise in bathroom renovations, who understands the specific demands of the job and knows how to deliver quality. Someone who won’t leave you high and dry with a half-finished bathroom or a quick-fix job that needs constant repair.

The truth is, you deserve the best when it comes to your bathroom renovation. But identifying the best requires understanding and expertise in the complexities of the task. Opting for specialists over non-specialists isn’t merely a preference, it’s about guaranteeing quality. Specialists navigate the intricacies of plumbing, electrics, tiling, and waterproofing with ease and precision, and understand that the goal isn’t just about achieving a visually stunning outcome, but a functionally sound one too.

So, as you prepare to transform your bathroom, remember this: a quality renovation is an investment, not just a cost. Cheap contractors and non-specialists may seem tempting in the short run, but when it comes to your peace of mind and the long-term value of your home, they may end up costing you more than you bargained for.

You need a commitment to quality, trust, and customer satisfaction. You deserve a bathroom that not only looks beautiful but is also built to last. Choose wisely, and don’t settle for less.

Happy renovating!

Sheldon Powe-Hobbs

By Sheldon Powe-Hobbs

Sheldon is the founder and director of Custom Bathroom Creations.

Category: Tips and Tricks

18 Sep, 2023

Let's chat about why a bathroom renovation isn't just a run-of-the-mill reno, and why you should be looking for a quality bathroom specialist to make your dream a reality.

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