From making sure we look our best for the day ahead to unwinding in the evening with a relaxing bath, most people spend a considerable amount of time in the bathroom. In fact, the average person will spend 416 days in the bathroom over their lifetime. Given the high number of hours, it’s easy to see why bathrooms are a popular renovation choice.
Besides the fact that having a functional and aesthetically pleasing bathroom will make your life a lot easier; a modern and up-to-date bathroom can add significant value to your home in the future.
If you’re considering a bathroom renovation, it can be difficult to know where to start. The best bathroom renovators will be able to advise you on design, timeline, cost, the demands of the Canberra property market (if you’re eventually looking to sell or lease your home), and other useful information that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own.
So, what specific qualities should you look for in a bathroom renovation company, and how can you find the best?
What makes a great bathroom renovation company?
Not sure what you are looking for in a bathroom renovation company? Not to worry. Keep the following characteristics in mind.
- Extensive portfolio. Ask to view a company’s portfolio of bathroom renovations before you engage their services. That way, you can determine if they have the skills to deliver the bathroom of your dreams.
- Experience. Not all building companies specialise in bathroom renovations. Look for a company that has extensive experience renovating bathrooms, which can be more complex than other types of renovations. Bathrooms need to look great but also be waterproof, compliant and functional.
- Transparent pricing. Your bathroom renovation company should be upfront with you about how much things will cost. Quotes and invoices should be transparent, with no unexpected additional fees or charges. If unexpected costs or extras do happen to arise, the best companies will always consult you before engaging these costs.
- Reliable and respectful. From tilers to plumbers, look for a company with tradespeople that arrive on time and ready to work. The best treat customers’ homes like their own – keeping mess and disruption to a minimum, while being careful with your belongings.
The best bathroom renovation companies in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Canberra Trade Solutions (CTS) is a Canberra-based industry leader, offering a multi-disciplinary construction and renovation service. With experience in servicing residential clients on multiple projects across Canberra, CTS can guarantee you a high-quality bathroom renovation, taking into account durability, sustainability, and all of your personal design preferences.
CTS is dedicated to delivering a comprehensive, reliable, and professional service. Their primary commitment to customer satisfaction is reflected in their quality assurance policies as they promise to comply strictly with all codes of practice, so you can rest assured that your bathroom will be renovated by some of the most capable and professional tradespeople in Canberra.
If their experience and high standards of professionalism aren’t enough to convince you, remember that deciding to hire CTS for your bathroom renovation means guaranteeing green practices in the renovation of your bathroom, such as the reduction of water wastage to sourcing environmentally-friendly materials. Sustainable practices are an integral part of CTS’ business model, and they will always aim to manage your project so as to completely minimise any adverse effects on the environment around them.
If you’re serious about transforming your bathroom into a beautiful and more functional space, it’s hard to go past ACT Renovations. With over ten years of experience renovating Canberra bathrooms, its team takes care of everything from the initial design to final clean before handover.
Whether you’d like to install heated tiles to take the edge of Canberra’s cold winters, or just want fixtures and a vanity that feel more modern, ACT Renovations is ready to guide you every step of the way. Owner and director Craig Minshull leads a qualified team of professional tradespeople to ensure you end up with a bathroom that you truly love.
As Melissa Donelly writes on Google, “The team at ACT Renovations made the whole process easy. They were professional and held the highest standards for all their work. I would absolutely engage them again and would recommend them to anyone.“
When you’re renovating, you want a vision brought to life by someone you can trust. Mark Sheppard Bathrooms and Renovations (MSBR) is Canberra’s only fixed-price renovator, which means no hidden costs and no surprises.
This family business is revolutionising what was once a cottage industry, using an online project management tool to provide daily updates and photos, making your renovation fully transparent, trackable and shareable. Through the tool you can also choose, approve and alter your design and products throughout the renovation. A dedicated interior designer will help you plan your dream space, and will even go shopping with you to help you pick the perfect products.
All tradespeople are fully qualified, employed directly by MSBR rather than subcontracted. They guarantee their work with an industry first 20-year waterproofing warranty, and as well as specialising in bathrooms, they can help you renovate your laundry, kitchen, and more.
As RiotACT commenter Maree Pronin says, “l had Mark Sheppard renovate our bathroom [in] 2018 and am completely happy. The new design is outstanding due to Mark’s creative design and everything was done to the highest quality for decent price. When Mark found the floor had a big hole in it – he replaced [it] without any extra charge to maintain the integrity of his original quote (that was worth $3000)… Mark did such a good job that l would recommend him 100 percent as he does things to the highest standard.”
The Bathroom Company has helped Canberrans get the bathrooms of their dreams since 1993. It divides its bathroom renovation projects into three stages: consultation (finding out exactly what you want from your new bathroom), design (bringing your ideas to life – even consulting interior designers where needed) and renovation (where a dedicated on-site foreman acts as your single point of contact).
The Bathroom Company can help you achieve bathroom bliss by taking the hassle out of your bathroom renovations. Their endeavour is to not only professionally improve your home and its value, but also to add that personal touch that makes it your home.
Gavin and Ruth shared their experience working with The Bathroom Company in a website testimonial, “Andrew and team were friendly and easy to deal with, gave us good advice on the design of our bathroom and provided quotes quickly. They did a high-quality job on time and budget, with no fuss and always kept us up to date on progress. We are very happy with the end result!”
If you want a stress-free bathroom renovation experience, Stellar Bathrooms Canberra could be the company for you. It employs its own licensed builder and tiler, and handles all other trades, so you can be assured of quality without the hassle of having multiple people to deal with.
Stellar Bathrooms Canberra prides itself on quality, communication and attention to detail. Whether you’re renovating a main bathroom, ensuite, or even a laundry, no job is too big or too small Stellar Bathrooms.
As Danny Winter writes on Google, “Grant and is team did an amazing job on our bathroom. They were clean, on time and very organised. Extremely professional and quality workmanship.”
If you’re embarking on a renovation project and are looking for some services to help you in the process, check out our articles on the best tilers, the best flooring specialists, the best plasterers, the best painters and the best carpenters in Canberra. Or, if you’re after more specific work for your kitchen, check out our article on the best kitchen renovation companies our region has to offer.
Your experience with bathroom renovation companies in Canberra
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