The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in a home, with potential buyers paying particular attention to the state of the bathroom when purchasing a property. Despite being one of the smallest rooms in a home, bathrooms can be one of the most expensive to renovate. Due to the costs involved, a bathroom renovation is something that you want to get right the first time, to save you further expense when repairing bathroom renovation mistakes down the track. The good news is, that these mistakes are most certainly avoidable. The surest way of avoiding a bathroom renovation disaster, is to choose an experienced bathroom renovator to undertake your project.
Can you renovate a bathroom yourself?
With the growing cost of living, it is only natural to try and save money wherever you can. It can be very tempting to cut costs and renovate your bathroom yourself. With a wealth of renovation shows on television to inspire you, you might feel confident enough to undertake a small bathroom renovation by yourself. However, if you aren’t a qualified tradesperson, the consequences of a DIY bathroom renovation can be very costly down the track and even quite dangerous.
Whilst replacing tiles, grouting and installing storage solutions are achievable by budding DIYers, there are certain aspects of a bathroom renovation, such as plumbing, electrical work and waterproofing, that should always be left to the professionals. For example, to undertake waterproofing, you must have a licence in New South Wales, as waterproofing plays a vital part in maintaining the structural integrity of your home. If done incorrectly, the consequences can be very serious and costly. Additionally, it is illegal to conduct electrical and plumbing work if you aren’t a licensed tradesperson. It’s ok to undertake simple tasks such as changing a washer or a light bulb, however licensed tradespeople should always be enlisted to take on more complex tasks such as installation.
In particular undertaking your own electrical and plumbing work can be extremely dangerous if you aren’t experienced. Even those with many years of experience sometimes encounter dangerous mishaps that result in injury. To ensure your safety and the safety of others, always contact a qualified tradesperson before undertaking any work yourself, to determine if it must be completed by a licensed professional.
Before hiring tradespeople, check with government authorities to ensure that the tradespeople you are looking to hire have all the appropriate licensing necessary to undertake the work. Waterproofing licensing regulations differ in each state, so before hiring a waterproofer be sure to check that they satisfy the requirements set by your state government. Alternatively, rather than coordinating trades yourself, which can be difficult, why not hire an experienced bathroom renovation company who can undertake the whole process for you? A bathroom renovation company will manage your bathroom renovation project from start to finish. All you have to do is sit back and relax, while you watch your dream bathroom become a reality.
If you are beginning to research bathroom renovators for your new bathroom renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist.
At Novalé Bathrooms, we are bathroom renovation experts. Our teams across Sydney and the Central Coast are excited and ready to start building you a fantastic new bathroom. We implement a unique 8 step bathroom renovation process and we encourage potential customers to read the 12 reasons to choose Novalé. Additionally, you can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience that others have had renovating with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ.