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Northern Rivers Bathroom Renovations

Finally a bathroom renovation article with realistic pricing, thank you.

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corinan

Agree with the above comments about realistic pricing and allowing for the unexpected. 25 years ago we renovated our kitchen in an old house, and of course discovered that there was rotten wood in the part of the exterior wall which was uncovered. I think people may be influenced by the home renovation shows on TV, as to how quickly things can be done, not quite the same in real life.

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pavlo77

About four years ago I decided on a bathroom renovation prior to selling my home. I knew ZERO about bathroom renovations. I spoke to five different bathroom renovators for cost estimates, as well as their ideas on how they could transform the space. Of those five builders only two of them gave me the confidence that they could not only complete the job, but also they showed they had ideas to transform the space. They were good communicators. (the worst two had almost zero communication skills, responding with "Yep." "Nup" "Dunno." etc all while smoking in my home!

The best guys showed me numerous before and after pics of bathrooms they'd already done. The bloke I chose not only showed me before and after pics of previous projects, but also gave contact details of the people he had previously completed bathrooms for and their phone numbers to call as referees.

The winning builder wasn't the cheapest, but he gave me the greatest confidence he knew what he was doing and that he would complete it in his usual timeframe. He got the job. The builder and his apprentice completed the project in eight working days as promised.

TLDR; my recommendation is really do your homework on finding and choosing the right person to complete the build. Make sure you feel comfortable you can work with the person. Agree to time frames. Ask for pics and referees if possible.

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