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In total, TrustedPros has received 293 General Contracting projects posted by homeowners in Calgary seeking the services of local General Contractors. Total estimated value of these projects is $13,529,500.00 with a per project average of $46,175.00.
I recently purchased a 3rd-floor walkup, 3-bedroom 925 sqf condo which had previously been used as a rental. I have no desire to make any changes to the layout, but the 'recent upgrades' made by the previous owners prior to sale were done with low quality materials and workmanship and I would like to genuinely upgrade many of them, along with some of the original 1980s elements.
The top priority renovations will be the small bathroom, fireplace, baseboard heaters and light switch/power outlet faceplates. In addition, new flooring throughout the rest of the condo, new kitchen countertops and cabinetry, and widening the wardrobe openings will be prioritised and scheduled as the remaining budget allows. My preferences outlined below are not fixed - I'm happy to take advice and discuss alternative options for all the projects.
This is a wooden condo building, not concrete, and the floors have some movement to them - there are several broken tiles in the small kitchen and hills and valleys in the laminate flooring throughout. As such, I'd anticipate vinyl tiles for the bathroom, and wood (engineered or hardwood) for everywhere else.
In addition to a new floor in the bathroom, I'd like to replace the current bottom-of-the-range laminate vanity with possibly a smaller stained wood unit on legs and a large matching medicine cabinet. The bathroom also requires towel rails, hooks etc.
I'd like to add a fireplace insert with doors to the current open fireplace, as well as remove/reduce/cover the rather obnoxious ceiling-height, soot-stained, prairie stone surround, and the tiled hearth.
The baseboard heater covers keep dropping pieces when touched, so as a high priority I'd like to replace them with grille-style covers that have no moving parts. The power outlets and light switches were poorly installed - most are crooked and the switches sunken/protruding etc - and require replacing.
These are the top priority renovations - I'd love to discuss how the other requirements fit the remainder of my budget with the right contractor.
I recently had the electrical updated in my small home. They put in a fan in the upstairs bathroom as well as the bsmt bathroom. I also need ducting from my kitchen upstairs and the hood fan downstairs. The home was built in 1956.
I would like to know what trade completes this work or if I can hire a handyman. I am planning on getting 3 estimates and am ready for the work to begin anytime.
Task as follow:
Install Laminate floor for all three level except Kitchen, bathroom, utility room, laundry room
Install Vinyl floor for bathroom and kitchen on main floor, bathroom upstairs, laundry room in basement
Install Baseboard for all three levels (including painting)
Replace main entry door
For main floor bathroom:
Replace 1 bathroom door (including painting)
Replace 1 vanity sink cabinet, sink, faucet, and related plumbing (main floor bathroom)
Replace ceiling for main floor bathroom ( including taping, mudding, texture)
For living room (main floor)
Install section of ceiling approx 3 ftx 13 ft, including taping, mudding, texture
For main floor ceiling: prime and paint
And other minor repair work.
Contractor must have WCB insurance and liability insurance.
Looking for a quote on a 9x9 patio either brick or stamped concrete. We just removed a flagstone patio, so there is some base existing. However, it would need to be level, reset, etc.
If you can let us know price estimate and availability that would be great.
We are considering selling our house and need a few projects. We are looking at new tile and baseboards in the laundry room. We would also like new countertops and backsplash in the kitchen. We would like to get the most bang for our buck.
We don't need high end materials - just new and aesthetically pleasing. I don't know the measurements or exactly what I want so I would prefer someone to come in and make suggestions.
building year: 1953
current floor size: 1200 sqft.
We would like to add a 2nd floor to the house, and renovate entire house, including kitchen, bathrooms, garage and basement development.
Hard wood floors on ground level, carpet in basement and 2nd floor.
Modern, mid to high end bathroom, kitchen, and flooring.
We are looking to add a side door to our basement for a potential mother in law suite. Also we are looking at replacing a below grade window with a bedroom sized window. Both would require digging on the outside, cement pouring, etc. Not sure where to start in regards to how to add a door to the basement without compromising structure.
Present home is a 1000 sq. ft. bungalow built in 1953. Foundation consists of a cement footing topped with two rows of concrete bricks,
I wish to raise the house about 3 ft. and excavate a full basement underneath.
I am open to all options but would prefer a PWF basement ready for later development.
Renovation would require a complete new heating system and new electrical through out the house.
have an insulated basement that we would like finished with a bedroom, sitting area, utility room for hot water tank and furnace and a storage room. house is 1780 sq ft on two levels, basement roughly 800 sq ft. house is approx 8 yrs old. not looking for fancy, best quality for best price. we currently installed laminate through main floor and would like all baseboards replaced.
Features: House is 1890 Sqft, mainlevel is 950 sqft and basement should not be more than 700 sqft.
Basement Development: Need only Living Room and Office Room Development. Need best Drywall material to avoid Asbestos pollution. Drywalls are already laid out with Insulation. Need a quote with and without Drywalls just in case if you need to redo everything (if existing ones are not upto mark). Kindly add the permit fees too. Need Carpet and Pot Lights in basement. Basic purpose is to have spacious living space in Basement and will accept suggestions from you to cut down costs. Do not want fancy stuff but want reliable,long lasting material.
Paints: Need whole house to be painted
Hardwood: Need Hardwood only on Mainlevel living room -- should be 650 sqft. Medium range one is good.
Granite Counter Tops: Kitchen
Appreciate if the quotes are broken down so we could decide what works best in terms of budget.
Have been approved by City for secondary suite. Need contractor to provide a basement entry door complete with concrete stairway. Concrete to be cut to app. 6" above top of footing to underside of basement floor joists. App. 18" from grade to joists. Need to tie in to drain tile. Have engineered drawing. Looking to commence in spring after thaw. 3 year old home in New Brighton. Corner lot. Easy access with small excavator.
My basement is finished but it is very cold. I have laminate floring in the basement. I am thinking about putting carpet to make it more comfortable.
Do you have any suggestions?
what types of Renovations should I do for my basement to become a comfortable iving space.
What would be the cost associated to that?
I am looking forward to hearing form you. PS I have a walk out basement withprivate entrance.
Our basement is already developed but i want a few enhancements to my basement. Here is the list of things i need-
I want to get a bar made in my basement with some cabinets.
Re-paint the whole basement.
Drywall and finish a small room.
Construct a Tiled shower with a glass door.
Repair a section of the ceiling that got damged becuse of some water leakage.
Re-Texture the knocked down ceiling.
Bathroom is 12 x 7, approx. My desire is to gut and rebuild entirely including replacing tub (enclosed with glass doors), toilet and vanity (not more than 3ft), upgrading the electrical - fan does not work, and fixtures, tile, possible new gyproc but definately new paint.
The apartment is 30 years old and never been touched to upgrade. The apartment is on the mainfloor. It would require a permit to turn off the water for unhooking and rehooking the fixtures. Also a bin to romove the garbage unless you have a large enough truck to use for disposal
Square footage is 1100. It is a 3 bedroom townhouse built in 1975. It is a rental property that we are looking to spruce up a little so are looking for durable material that is appealing to the eye. In particular, we are looking for a quote to redo a bathroom, partially finish a basement, add laminate flooring on one floor and update kitchen counter tops.
We are looking to get our men's and women's washrooms re-tiled, re-painted, new cabinets, fixtures etc. We are also looking to get some type of insulating film installed in 5 small offices. As well we would like a quote on changing some carpets in our high traffic areas. The square footage of both of our washrooms is approximately 12' x 12'.
If someone could give me a call to arrange viewing that would be great.
We have 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, and a basement that all need refinisihing. The two bathrooms are mirror images of each other and basically need to be gutted and redone with new fixtures. We'll want to keep this fairly simply as we're looking to move out soon so no fancy tile work or exotic fixtures needed. Just something reasonably prices and nice to look at. The exhaust fans have condesation issues during the winter so the ceilings will need replacement and the condesation issue addressed.
The kitchen will need new cabinets and a new floor. As above, we want something that looks nice and contemporary but not extravagant (ie no granite countertops). There is a terrible floor squeak by the side entranceway that we would like fixed when the floor is redone. The floor currently has stick on tiles over old linoleum.
The basement has been framed and wired in a rough manner. I did this myself as a learning experience shall we say and it probably needs some improvement by a pro. There is some minor plumbing reworking and some minor framing changes we'd like done. The wiring and framing was inspected and approved by the city. We'd like to finish this off completely; drywall, ceilings, floors, the whole bit. This is rumpous room and laundry type setting so we'll want to keep it simple. I have some doors already purchased and assorted bits here and there to use up.
We can certainly discuss finishing options more when we meet. Our timeframe is wide open so we can accomodate a bit of a wait if that is more convenient for a reputable contractor.
I am currently bidding on purchasing a 1,636 SF warehouse built in 1950. It is zoned that i can build on top of the current building. I am considering an open concept with large windows. How much would it cost per sq foot and what are some of the obstacles i might consider. I reside in Calgary Alberta.
I have 1000 square feet bungalow. Need renovation on the main floor. Key requirements are:
1. One main washroom.
2. One half washroom.
3. Kitchen renovation like open concept.
4. All doors and closets replacement.
5. All new lights.
6. Paint full house including ceiling.
7. Need new drain pipes outside.
8. Some mould fix in bedroom and closet.
9. Laminate floor full house including kitchen. Except washrooms.
I am looking at adding significant square footage to a 900 sq ft 1941 home built in the inner city of Calgary in the Bridgeland community.
1st add a room to main floor - with stair case to new attic space. This room will be approximately 170 sq ft. This will include full basement development. This will also require to create access from existing basement to new development. On this addition there will be a door to the outside and there are 2 existing windows on the current home that will be used as door ways into the new space.
2nd to develop existing attic space - this is a stick frame construction and the ceiling joists are 2x10. I believe that the rafters are 2x8 or 2x10, I can not remember. There is head room but 2 - 4 dormers will be added to expand head space and to allow for a 1/2 or 3/4 bath. This bath will be place above directly above an existing full bathroom. This attic will be come a sitting area and master bed room.
3rd item will be to add new counter top in kitchen to add an eating area around the new counter top, some additional cabinet may be needed or just add supports so that counter top can be expanded by 18" beyond the existing base cabinet. This is not a large kitchen - there is approximately 19 lineal feet of existing counter top with and an additional 7' added for new integrated eating area.
4th There are 2 existing bath rooms that are also in need of renovating, but these can also be done as separate contracts. The main floor bathroom will need to be striped - the vanity and toilet are both less than 5 years old and will be retained. A new tub and shower will be required, new tiling and drywall. The basement bathroom will be striped - there is a raised floor and this will be removed to allow for more head room. The existing concrete floor may need to reworked to modify drainage as the existing raised floor is to accommodate the drainage (at least that is what is suspected). All new fixtures for this space, new window, insulation, drywall. There is an existing wall that will also need to be moved in order to follow building code (the toilet is not currently to code!) Both of these bathrooms have 'OLD' piping that is original or 1970 model. The house does have some new PVC piping as well, so there will be a need for changes in existing piping.
I know that finishes can drastically change the cost of a project so I am looking at 2 main prices - one for completion to drywall and subfloor and then a second price to complete the project. In term of the finishes we would be looking at hardwood flooring for the living spaces and ceramic or proceline tile for the bathroom floors. Tiles for a good portion of the bathroom walls. For the kitchen we are looking at quartz composite countertops. In the room addition on the main floor there will be a built in banquet and circular stairwell.
Thank-you for your time and consideration in this project.
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