We are experienced in creating space in the smallest of powder rooms and completing a renovation to bring new life to your simple bathroom, or even transforming it into an amazing en-suite. A bathroom should be safe, functional and comfortable, taking into account your own daily essentials. From a conservative modern update to a fully tiled shower with frameless glass, granite countertops, and custom cabinetry, we look forward to turning your visions into a reality.
We can help you re-think the use of space in your bathroom remodel, and point you in the right direction when picking out your favourite fixtures. If you are looking for a little extra guidance we are more then happy to help you shop for features, ensuring what you choose will work within your space.
Knowing all your options is essential to designing a bathroom remodel right for you. From mirrors to tiling, not to mention light fixtures, the possibilities are endless. Tiling can be used to cover the entire bathroom, both walls and floors, or limited to just a section; even just the shower. Laminate is another durable option for your bathroom floor, and with so many patterns and styles available, it is hard to go wrong. Countertops add both a complete look to a bathroom and years on to its functionality, so it’s important to consider both style and quality when making this decision.
Will it be granite, quartz, tile, or a solid surface material that completes your bathroom? Further options for remodeling your bathroom involve completely re-designing the space; altering bathtub and shower locations, or removing a wall to open up a cramped space. As far as bathroom renovations go, our team is aware of all the possibilities, and we want to make sure you are too.
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Every family is unique, and just like the home they live in is built around their needs, the bathroom should be too. With Rafter4K at the head of your bathroom renovations, you get the liberty of a custom design service; essentially a design-your-own-bathroom option. We begin with an outline of necessities in regards to improving safety and functionality, but from there the choices are yours.
"Remodel" and "renovation" are essentially synonyms of one another, and therefore can be used interchangeably when describing projects that involve any restoration, re-creation, redesign, or modernization of a space.
The time it takes to complete a bathroom remodel/renovation has a lot to do with the specifics of the project; for example, a bathroom including a shower that has intricate tile work will take longer than a bathroom with a standard tub installation. The time could vary between a week for a very basic bathroom to a month or more for a custom build.
While the best type of flooring for a bathroom depends on both the space and your vision for it, important considerations are how waterproof it is and its durability. Considering these factors along with cost, the best balance is usually found in either waterproof vinyl, linoleum or ceramic tile.
We will work with you to determine what type of flooring will work best for both your bathroom and your budget!
The cost of a bathroom renovation will depend on many factors, as a basic renovation to update your bathroom will cost much less than installing features such as a custom steam shower, or custom, high-end cabinets as a part of your renovation.
After discussing your ideas for your bathroom renovation, we would be happy to provide you with a free estimate.
Although preparations for every renovation will differ depending on the project, it is always a good idea to have a basic design and style in mind before starting your bathroom project. We can then assist you better with a consultation and complete design. Another thing to consider is having an alternate bathroom available for at least the removal and replacement portion of the renovation.
Starting with your ideas for the space, we work with you from the planning stage through to the finishing touches, managing the materials and sub-trade contractors when necessary.
We would be happy to walk you through the process of a bathroom renovation during a consultation, so you know what to expect every step of the way.
Although there are usually ways to add ventilation to a bathroom, it ultimately depends on the building structure. For example, in an apartment or condo where the bathroom is located more centrally in the unit, there are fewer options to add ventilation than in a house where the bathroom is located on an exterior wall of the house.
While Rafter 4K does not make custom cabinets in house, we do have connections with custom cabinet makers in the Okanagan who we would be happy to bring in as a sub-trade contractor and work with on your project.
If we were to find mold while working in a bathroom, we would use specific procedures to deal with all the affected areas. This would involve cleaning the area and removing any affected or damaged drywall and surfaces. Once the mold and affected materials are removed, the area is treated with a professional-grade mold inhibitor before continuing with the renovation.
Norm and his crew built our 26 x 28 shop behind our house and they did an absolutely outstanding job. Very professional, shop was done in a timely fashion, and the result was just what we had in mind. Norm was in touch with us throughout the entire j[...] read more
We used Norm and his team for our home renovation in 2019 and were really happy with the process and the results. Some of what we really liked about working with them was the personal contact with the owner, Norm, and the dedicated team he employs, h[...] read more
Thank-you for your work in making our vision a reality! Norm went above and beyond to make our build project a success. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and provided accurate budget projections and timely build schedules. His construction[...] read more
We first met Norm and the Rafter gang about 6 years ago. We hired Rafter4K to build a horse riding ring on our small hobby farm. The project was challenging because of problems with a high water table. Norm however offered creative solutions allowing[...] read more
Thank you so much for your skill, talent and dedication in rebuilding our new home! [...] read more
We wanted to send you this note of thanks for everything you have done for us over the last 18 months or so. We are extremely satisfied with all of the different projects we engaged you for. The work was completed to our desired specifications in th[...] read more
This is just a note to say how much we are enjoying our pool and wish to thank you and your staff for such a great job in its construction. You are fortunate to have such a dedicated, knowledgeable, and hard working crew. They were always prompt an[...] read more
We have been working with Norm Kneller with Rafter 4K Contracting for the past two years renovation our Kelowna residence. We have been very pleased with the relationship; Norm and his team of contractors are very professional, reliable, trustworthy,[...] read more
Norm and his staff were friendly, accommodating, and very professional. They were great at sticking to timelines and budget. I especially appreciated that they were transparent about any issues or concerns and were honest about all the renovation opt[...] read more
When we decided to build a pool by our house, we decided to choose Rafter4K based on a number of ‘word-of-mouth’ reports we received about their competency. We heard from various sources that they were honest, professional, and reliable. Throu[...] read more
Thank you, so much, for coming to my rescue and doing the pool start – up, servicing, and maintenance on such short notice. You folks are simply fabulous![...] read more
It has been a pleasure to know you and to work with you. The orchard looks hugely better than before. The trees are growing well and we are looking forward to move there in the near future. I must say working with you has been one of my most pleas[...] read more
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Just want to let you know how much Shelia and I appreciate your professional and high quality level of service over the past 30 plus years. You have always given us the best service in a timely manner. [...] read more
Thank you for completing my beautiful pool. The wait was worth it. Enclosed is the final payment according to the contract. I understand there will be another invoice to cover the extras due to the river we found underground after excavation and t[...] read more
We can’t tell you how thrilled we are with our new pool and hot tub, and what a pleasure it was working with you again. Your workmanship, attention to detail, level of service and patience were, as always, unsurpassed. We knew it would be after w[...] read more
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We are happy to provide a reference for Rafter4K. Norm and his crew were consistently helpful and polite, always here when they said they would be, and the work was completed on time, to an excellent standard. In addition, we are finding that pool [...] read more
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding service we received during our recent pool installation. Brian and I were very impressed by how everything moved along as planned, and on budget! Your employees were both court[...] read more
Thank you for doing such a super job on all the renovations. Your professionalism, courtesy, advice, and helpfulness have been wonderful throughout the process – from start to finish![...] read more
It is without hesitation that we provide this letter of reference for Norm and Sandi Kneller and Rafter4K Contracting. Rafter4K installed a pool and hot tub for us in August 1995. The service we received was friendly, professional, timely, and of t[...] read more
We want to thank you and your crew for a great job on our pool, fencing, and deck. As in 99% of jobs (especially when your client is a bit OCD), it wasn’t all smooth sailing but what matters is that you got the job done right and dealt with any is[...] read more
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