If you are a contractor or a client, here is the information that you need to know:
YOU ARE A CLIENT
Check with your provincial authorities to find out about current recommendations for renovation projects. In some parts of Canada, contractors are allowed to present quotes and carry out renovation projects starting in the upcoming days and weeks.
For example, in Quebec, all renovation projects will be allowed to start on May 11th 2020. In Ontario and Alberta, there is no set date for construction and home renovations to be relaunched. As such, strict guidelines are still in order. Please consult your provincial government website for specific information.
In the meantime, RenoQuotes is here to put you in touch with our network of contractors. We encourage clients and contractors to follow the rules and guidelines enforced by provincial authorities.
Consult our article for tips on how to organize your project remotely: How to Receive Quotes Remotely
Be sure to check out the following article for general information about renovations during this extraordinary situation: Renovation projects in the time of COVID-19
YOU ARE A CONTRACTOR
Guidelines vary from one province to another. As the information is changing daily, we encourage you to consult your local government website for specific information.
In any case, you will have to adapt your practices when presenting quotes and carrying out the work. In some areas, only remote communications are permitted. For advice on how to present a quote remotely, check out this article: 3 tips to present quotes remotely
If you meet with a client in person and start working on a project, strict hygiene and social distancing measures must be adopted. Here's another article that could interest you: What you need to know about construction sites reopening
Do you need financial help for your renovation company? Check out this article: Guide to financial assistance programs for Canadian businesses
Last modified: 2020-02-03 | Approximate reading time 5 mins
Have you recently thought about updating your bathroom but have no clue where to begin? The bathroom is one of the most private spaces in a house and so it should be one which is warm and inviting without sacrificing functionality.
In order to make your bathroom renovation process easier for you, we have compiled a list of the best stores and suppliers of bathroom renovation products in the Gatineau area.
While you can find everything in a big-box home improvement store, going to a small specialty stores can be a better option. Employees tend to be quite knowledgeable while also being very approachable and can potentially give you advice that is tailored to your needs.
Touraine Hardware is the perfect small specialty home improvement store. Staff here are quite knowledgeable and can offer you great suggestions based on your needs and is located at 1959 Saint-Louis Rd, Gatineau.
Bonhomme Hardware Express is a quick stop for all your lumber and hardware needs but is also connected to Bonhomme fencing to offer you the best service and is located at 921, St Joseph Boulevard, Gatineau.
LeBlanc Flooring has been operating since 1955, offering high quality flooring solutions throughout the Gatineau area and located at 140 Edmonton Rd, Gatineau.
Lamont Flooring has been serving the Gatineau community for over 50 years with innovative and high quality flooring options located at 1059 Boulevard de la Carriere, Gatineau.
Nadon et Fils is another long-standing Gatineau flooring center that has been helping locals for nearly 50 years and is still operating at 137 Joseph Rd, Gatineau.
Desrosier Distributors of Boone Plumbing and Heating is a local outlet that everything for your plumbing needs and located at 130 Jean Proulx, Gatineau.
Mondeau Bathroom & Kitchen a premier stop for your bathroom needs and beyond and is trusted by professionals and homeowners alike its located at 190 Jean Proulx, Gatineau.
Deziel & Design are a full-service retailer of all things residential plumbing and bathroom accessory related located at 368 Industrial Rd, Gatineau.
MJL Décor Design is a boutique which offers an excellent selection of cabinets and vanities for your bathroom space located at 1700 Chemin Pink, Gatineau.
Italo Ceramique is a leader in flooring with a huge selection of ceramics, marbles, natural stones and anything for your mosaic ideas located at 84-D Jean Proulx, Gatineau.
Quadecor offers a wide range of flooring options including, ceramic, vinyl, and hardwood and are located at 565 de la Gappe Boulevard, Gatineau.
Sherwin-Williams is a world leader in paint and painting supplies and will no doubt carry what you’re looking for and located at 25 Chemin De La Savane, Gatineau.
Info Peinture & Decoration is an approved Benjamin Moore paint supplier and with the help of their experts can best advise you on colors or other wall treatments and is located at 77 Montclair Boulevard, Gatineau.
Bathrooms are put through their paces daily and suffer a lot of wear and tear due to excessive amounts of moisture and heat. Moisture and heat can often affect materials on a structural and visual level, making any bathroom issues quite apparent if left unrepaired. Despite its size, the bathroom is often the most renovated space in any home.
Before taking any action, it is necessary to check certain parts of your bathroom. This will help you to set out your budget and a general plan for any renovations you decide to execute. Once this preliminary step has been taken, you can begin to make a list of priorities based on what affects you the most from day to day.
Paint: While it doesn’t always resist moisture, certain types of paint have now been optimized to be more suitable in hot and humid conditions. These painted surfaces are easier to clean than other paint options and therefore it is advised to use paint which is optimized for usage within a bathroom.
Floor: Could the floor of your bathroom use some updating? Take a look around the bathtub and/or shower. Cracks need be repaired as quickly as they’re discovered and before any water gets in. Once more water has the chance to permeate the crack, it can cause further and deeper cracking. Another aspect to watch for, besides cracks, is the grout between the tiles and if it has become discolored and needs replacing. A good inspection, on a regular basis is essential to maintaining the best floors.
Cabinets: Are your cabinets overflowing because they’re so full? Are your linens kept in the bathroom? Do you need more storage space? If small spaces are well organized, you can find other storage solutions like shelves or baskets.
Bath, shower, toilet, and plumbing: It is important to look out for mold, any cracks and the overall quality of enamel plumbing surfaces to ensure. Take note of the water flow to make sure your plumbing is in good working order, this way it’s one less thing to update. If the water is running poorly then this may indicate a potential blockage that needs to be cleared.
If you decide to act, be aware that while renovating your bathroom can be expensive, it is also a significant investment in many cases. Therefore, it is important to consult and stay within your budget as much as possible, because costs add up easily during renovations. Remember while the renovation works can prove costly, over the long run the work done will increase the resale value of your property.
We suggest that you consider the option of paying slightly more for higher quality materials that have more durability and a longer warranty. We also advise to contact certified professional contractors for any work to be carried out.
To see examples of bathroom renovation projects completed by RenoQuotes.com contractors, check out "10 examples of beautiful bathroom renovation projects".
Author: David Ben-Zaken
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