When renovating a bathroom or a kitchen, one of the most important things to consider before you begin is who you will choose to renovate. In Sydney, kitchen and bathroom renovations are primarily done by two types of businesses – the sole contractor and the renovations company. Even though hiring a renovator may initially seem like the cheaper option, with renovators come many problems that you won’t experience when working with a renovations company.

Dealing with many tradespeople

When hiring a renovator, one thing that you need to be careful of is the many tradespeople that you will end up dealing with. Oftentimes, a renovator will only be licensed to do two different types of trades, meaning they’ll have to call other tradespeople in to finish the jobs that they can’t. These tradespeople will request different prices for their services, which makes it difficult to get a fixed price.

With a renovation company, all of the tradespeople you’ll deal with will work within that company, which means that you won’t have to keep track of the prices and services of multiple tradespeople. Dealing with a renovation company also means that all the tradespeople will work according to the company’s standards, so you know that everything done for your renovation will be of the highest quality.

Dealing with multiple contractors

Like the renovator, the tradespeople will also be sole contractors, which has many problems of its own, such as not getting tasks done to your standards, or not getting results for months on end. As well as this, there is always the dreaded instances of one or more of these tradespeople simply walking off the job, which results in both lost time and unnecessary costs.

When you work with a renovation company, you’re only working with one company, rather than working with multiple contractors. This means that to can have peace of mind knowing that tasks will always be up to your standards, you won’t have to wait for things to get done and you won’t have to think about any of the tradespeople walking off the job if they’ve had enough.


From different prices to tradespeople walking off the job, these are just some of the issues that you could experience when hiring a contractor to do your kitchen or bathroom renovation. Although hiring a renovator may initially seem like the cheaper option, the issues that you can potentially face definitely outweigh the cost. If you want a kitchen or bathroom renovation and are looking for a renovation company, talk to Artworx Bathrooms and Kitchens. We are one of Sydney’s leading kitchen and bathroom renovation companies and we’ll work with you to make sure that you get the perfect renovation. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call on 02 4646 1559 today.