Bathroom renovation

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Posted by: from Midland
11/26/2012 at 8:00:08 PM

What is the best value to a bathroom renovation?

My bathroom is 6 feet by four feet. Toilet, tub and sink room has a slanted ceiling, leeking tub drain and galvanized pipe.

Help this is the only bathroom in a three bedroom house and it is on the second floor.

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Steve from SM Construction in Hamilton
Date/Time11/26/2012 at 9:22:47 PM


The best thing to do is have someone take a look at it in person and see what can be done. Might be able to save it, or might need to replace things.



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Date/Time11/27/2012 at 2:51:54 AM

Steve is right. Only someone who has a look at it in person would be able to see what can be done and what might be able to save and what need to be replaced. However, do your homework and look for someone you can trust. Otherwise you could end up in a total renovation which might be not necessary.


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Date/Time11/27/2012 at 7:37:49 AM

Its a hard question to answer without seeing the problem area. Your best bet is to have someone take a look at it to tell you what needs to be done. Try and get someone who knows what they are doing. Quotes are usually free so try a few companies if need be.

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Date/Time11/27/2012 at 9:12:24 AM

We have to see your bathroom to actually see the problem, what has to be replaced and what can be retained or needs repair. Do you require tile installation on floor and wall? How about re-painting.

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Date/Time11/27/2012 at 10:54:43 AM


All the other suggestions are great. Bottom line is that you need someone to actually see the area before a proper evaluation can be made.

I'm sure the room can be made to look very nice and offer some great value (if re-sale is in mind), or just a cozy place for you.

Again, get several estimates and, I'd suggest keeping an open mind. There can be quite a variation between a basic job and a luxurious appeal.

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Date/Time11/27/2012 at 12:44:57 PM

Hi Jeannie,

Generally speaking, you can't go wrong changing out the major components, i.e. tub, flooring, vanity and toilet. It just makes sense, whether you plan on living there for a while or will get your money back.


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Simo (Sam) from Manifest Contracting in Kitchener
Date/Time12/6/2012 at 10:44:24 AM

I agree with the fact that you should definitely get an onsite evaluation but if you are just looking for ideas, Roger is bang on. I have worked on similar rooms and there a couple of things to consider. Firstly and very important, if you have galvanized pipe and you are already aware that the drain is leaking, your house is old enough to feel confident making this statement, prepare yourself for the fact that what you can see on the surface is only 25% of the issues you more than likely have underneath. i.e. wood rot, mould etc. Secondly, given how small the room is you may be able to steal some space from an adjoining room so you can have 2 people in there without one of you having to stand in the tub, lol.

Don't mean to be a fear monger but like one of the post (above) suggested, find someone you can trust and the best way to do that is to ask for references from the people you get quotes from. Satisfied customers are a contractor's best salespeople.


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