Cost of Reno a Bathroom

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Posted by: from Edmonton
12/15/2019 at 1:56:11 PM

Hello Everyone,

I got a quotation of $30k (total) for renovating a 170sqft bath room. I wonder if it is reasonable? The following work is involved:

1. Enlarge the shower from 40inch to 60inch by relocating a wall

2. Remove a drop-in bathtub and replace it with a freestanding tub

3. Replace Vanity

4. Use Quartz countertop of 14sqft

5. Install new tiles for floor and shower

6. Other small items such as painting

Average quality products are used for bathtub, facets, tile etc.

Thanks a lot for your response.

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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time12/15/2019 at 10:16:10 PM

The cost of a bathroom is subjected to many variables , style of tile, cost of fixtures, daypack vs Schluter application etc. The average cost in the GTA for a master bathroom is 21-26,000 so it may be a little high although a 7ft vanity can range from 1500 on the low side to about 4000 on average. Good luck with your project.

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Reza from Mipa Plumbing in Aurora
Date/Time12/16/2019 at 3:23:35 AM


it is very expensive in ALBERTA 30K, maximum 15k to 18 k a master bathroom with a free standing tub and standing shower new toilet toto model vanity 60 inches with stone countertops and flooring tile with electrical heating system, I don't know anything about Edmonton and material price and professional labor cost.

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Date/Time12/16/2019 at 7:46:06 AM

Hi I the Toronto area for what you discussed that about $15/$20,000. You may want to try someone else for an estimate. Or bring in someone from the gta am sure after hotel and a rental for a week you could still save about $5000. Cash

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Date/Time12/16/2019 at 8:10:48 AM

Hi Newton

Yes, unfortunately this cost sounds about right for roughly what you are doing. There

are many different things to take into account

when doing a Bathroom Reno. One of the first things a Contractor learns in College is

where the builder will make the least amount of money on the sale of a house. (Kitchens & Bathrooms) You can put a lot of money into both. You can make it look good and usually get your money back or you can make it look amazing and NOT get your money back. Yes if this is your forever home, then go all out. If

you plan it for re-sale , it may be a eye catcher but chances are you won't get your money back. Your taste is not necessarily everyones, be careful.

Good Luck

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Date/Time12/16/2019 at 8:24:02 AM

I would of charge you 25,000 all in price with hst is high if they are not using top grade items you are always better to get 3 quotes at least if you are un sure and always look at there work on there website

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Date/Time12/16/2019 at 9:33:37 AM

$30,000 for 170 square foot ensuite bathroom sounds like it's in the ballpark. Without knowing and seeing your bathroom it is impossible to give you a honest complete quote. A lot of the cost could depend on the mechanical work being done, if the toilet is being relocated there could be a additional cost for reframing floor joist by Code. There really is too many variables on a bathroom concerning costs! I strongly recommend you calling a bathroom contractor from trusted Pros in your local area to get a couple more quotes. Since a wall is being removed you will need blueprints drawn up and city permits. Please call a trusted pro professional in your local area to double-check your quotes.

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Date/Time12/16/2019 at 11:20:58 AM

That seems ok in Toronto but not sure about Calgary. I am assuming that include labor and materials, few spotlights, glass enclosures,...etc. everything costs a lot of money and for a good workmanship and good quality, it seems its a fair price.

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Dave from Crown Choice in Nanaimo
Date/Time12/16/2019 at 12:25:46 PM


I renovated a bathroom in Nanaimo BC doing almost exactly what you are wanting to do. and my bill was $29,400.00. So your quote is not out of line. When moving a wall there are things that can add to the cost (wires etc.). When removing a tub and replacing it with a free-standing tub requires plumbing changes all of which add up. I would think that any quote below $25,000.00 would leave you very disappointed if mot down right angry with the work done.

Dave D

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Date/Time12/16/2019 at 9:14:59 PM

Hi Newton,

That seems quite high even considering costs vary province to province.

Only true way to find out is to get at least FIVE estimates. If that price is'll soon find out. If all 5 are in the $30k range, well then....

Dont disclose any estimate info from one contractor to the next.

Best of luck.....

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George from GNK Constructions in Montreal
Date/Time12/25/2019 at 9:59:09 AM

Thats very high but in Toronto everything is high due to contractors going nuts on pricing. Im from Montreal and went to Toronto for an old Client. to lay down Tiles they wanted to over charge him huge amounts. your job if you buy material should be in the range of 16 to 20 thousand. But it all ranges depending on if your keeping plumbing in the same place and etc.never go with on contractor get 3 or 4 different estimates.

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Sammy in Amsterdam
Date/Time6/21/2020 at 5:46:07 AM

Price is on the high side IMO for 130 sf bath but a lot depends on the quality of the tile, cabinetry and fixtures and glass curtain wall you plan to use. Moving the toilet is a major expense and may involve taking down (and later repairing) the ceiling below the bathroom to rearrange the plumbing.

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Newton in Edmonton
Date/Time7/3/2020 at 4:43:41 PM

I want to thank all of you who have replied my question. The information helped me to hire a contractor with confidence. The work was completed a few days ago. The cost is about $23k. I will write a review later.

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