Renovating the bathroom is one of the most astute investments that homeowners can make in terms of increasing the value of their property, as homes with remodelled bathrooms invariably sell for significantly higher prices than those whose bathrooms are outdated.
Indeed, Choice, Australia’s most trusted consumer advocacy group for the past 60 years, recently reported that a bathroom renovation can add up to 10 percent to the value of your home over time.
So if you are even considering putting your home on the For Sale market, renovating the bathroom is a no-brainer.
Mind you, even if you have no plans to relocate in the immediate future, it’s still important for your bathroom to be comfortable and modern, in which case a full renovation remains a fantastic option.
With some of the renovation tasks around your home, Do-It-Yourself may be a viable option if you have the necessary skills to do the job on your own.
But when it comes to bathroom renovations, even experienced and seasoned DIYers have been known to struggle as there are so many steps involved in the process which require skilled tradesmen and the use of systems and technologies that home owners do not have access to.
Electricians, plumbers, tilers and water proofers are all highly skilled and experienced professionals and an integral part of the bathroom renovation process.
At Yes I Can Renovations, we only use the best of the best in each step of the bathroom renovation process. That is, fully licensed and fully insured contractors who utilise the most up to date methods such as state-of-the-art waterproofing and tiling systems, which in turn allow us to provide industry-leading Warranties.
Many Australian homeowners fancy themselves as DIY experts, and there’s no doubt that you will derive immense satisfaction from completing a project at home on your own from start of finish.
Done correctly, it will also save you a lot of money….but by attempting a DIY project for which you don’t have the required skills or experience, especially if you cut corners, it could all end up in tears – with a finished product of inferior workmanship which won’t look as nice, last as long or both.
Worse still, you may end up with a completely ‘botched up’ job for which you will have to spend a lot more money to have a professional tradesman or company rectify on your behalf – they may even have to redo the entire job from go to whoa.
As previously indicated, some projects around the home can be completed with a pleasing outcome by talented DIYers, or a combination of the DIYer and one or more contractors.
But when it comes to bathroom renovations, it is strongly recommended that you stick with the experts for the entire job as a lot can go wrong from as early as the initial strip out stage when water damage or structural problems may be discovered (in which case professional rectification would be required, anyway).
Another huge downside of attempting a DIY project if you don’t have the required expertise is that this may lead to an accident and you may sustain an injury.
Statistics show that around 60 percent of homeowners who attempt DIY work have experienced some kind of accident in the course of their ‘adventures’.
And these accidents aren’t limited to personal injuries as DIYers are also more likely to break or otherwise damage the structure they are trying to repair or the new product they are trying to install.
These incidents aren’t exclusive to Australia either as British website realhomes.com reports that almost 20 percent of home handymen suffer electric shocks while almost 35% of DIYers have had at least one accident which requires professional medical attention.
Rule of thumb is that if your electrical work requires anything more complicated than changing a light bulb, you should call in an electrician to do the job.
The same applies to plumbing. Both of these trades require several years of training as much as their work is quite complicated, not to mention being hazardous if attempted by an amateur.
So with Spring now upon us, look no further than Yes I Can Renovations as we will transform your tired old bathroom into the bathroom of your dreams.
We are a multiple award-winning company which stakes its reputation just as much on the excellent customer service that we provide to our clients from start to finish of the project as we do on the superb quality of our workmanship.