Is it advisable to use smae contracotr for kitchen and bathroom remodeling

Question Icon
Posted by: from Mississauga
7/2/2012 at 1:00:08 AM

Hi - i am looking to upgrade my kitchen and change shower and tiles in the bathroom- it seems like there are very few contractor who specilazes in both.

Is it wise to give it to two different contract to work at the same time in the house- I am in Mississagua.

Please advice

User Icon
Date/Time7/2/2012 at 11:51:40 AM

Having two different contractors working in your home at the same time is not a good idea, unless you plan to be there every minute to supervise. The chance of dispute between them is high over things such as parking, waste disposal, tools, materials. Some people just don't work well with others.

Most contractors do all types of renovations, including kitchens and bathrooms, so it should not be hard to find someone that can do both. The more unusual is the contractor who only does only kitchens or bathrooms, there are very few who specialize in only one.

User Icon
Date/Time7/2/2012 at 11:57:34 AM

Hi Brian here from Maximum Contracting, I see what you are asking and I agree with the post saying that it's not a good idea to have 2 different contractors there the one time.

As a contractor myself we offer both services for kitchen and bath renovations. So my advice would be to find a contractor in your area who can do both of this for you. Cause having two different contractors there the one time will be stressful on you. Less stress less mess.

Hope this helps.

User Icon
Costel from Stone Trend in Mississauga
Date/Time7/2/2012 at 12:11:32 PM

Hire a Company who can manage and deliver on all aspects of your renovation project.

User Icon
Krista from VELD architect in Cambridge
Date/Time7/2/2012 at 3:08:36 PM

Not to mention the items above, but As the Owner of the home, unless the contractors are clearly separated by wither space or time, you the owner become the official "Contractor" under the labour laws and are now responsible for the safety measures undertaken on the 'site'. not a good situation to be in.

This is why its good to hire a general contractor.

-Krista Hulshof

User Icon
Gaby from Amg Renovation in Hearst
Date/Time7/3/2012 at 1:55:53 PM

Hi friends,

Yes a General Contractor is the best way to go, but if you really want two contractors chose different dates but I really don't see the point, us General Contractors are like doctors you like one and you keep it, if you like your contractor and trust him, why not? because even if you have different dates for two contractors the second one will probably say something bad about the other job (Maby not if the job is well done) and you will always have that on your mind.

My professional opinion, get only one and keep it if you like his job, again if you don't know any contractors ask references and pictures, if he doesn't have pics, don't take him, Sorry because every good and proud contractors take pics of his or her work, and call his reference and ask questions.

Good luck bud.


Certified Contractor

Certified Inspector

User Icon
Date/Time7/4/2012 at 10:41:16 AM


Two contractors mean satisfied both .and both should know the working ethic and have good working experience and if that project is very small yes same contractor who sign contract should be at the job site to work with his co workers.

Very important before both contractor should have to be call and meeting together and take interview and see if they are very friendly and be able to work together very important to see if they have previous reference no latest please . Approximately 2 years 3 years 4 years and 5 years and actually three reference per contractor should be help full to check if client has any problem with their work and if they follow up their job which is best business practice.

But how sweet if you hire one contractor who has plumbing - electrical certificates and be able to do your Bathroom Reno.

Tile setter always will be individual small contractor who will be doing work for many years and should have references as well if he/she doing work for different stores can bring your good tiles and will be very economical, that way you can save little money and will do quality work.


Amir Janjoa -Strong Hands Connection Saskatchewan

Journey Man Electrician -Plumber

Gas contractor

ICF foundation specialist

Interior designer

User Icon
Gaby from Amg Renovation in Hearst
Date/Time7/4/2012 at 4:03:38 PM

Hi Asif,

By the way if you hire a General Contractor he should have licence trades working for him, Electrician, Plumer, Carpenter etc, that means you don't have to worry if you hire a good General Contractor.

I really don't recommend someone that he's saying he can do everything, like electrical, plumbing carpentry, ICF expert and more all by himself, I don't say they can't but I'm 100% sure that he's not covered for every trade that way if your house burns you are not covered and you have to pay from your pocket, just watch yourself with that and even if they say you don't need a permit because its a small job well GET ONE ANYWAY and protect yourself with all the inspection needed.

Good luck and enjoy your project.


Certified Contractor

Certified Inspector

User Icon
Syed Painting & Handyman Services in Brampton
Date/Time8/21/2012 at 1:24:19 PM

Working with one contractor is a great idea.

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

Get Free Estimates

Post your project and compare offers from top-rated pros.