Cost to convert closet into powder room?

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Posted by: from Toronto
11/11/2014 at 12:02:40 AM

How much would it cost to have a small closet converted into a small powder room, 3ft by 5 ft?

Looking for basic/medium fixtures. Would need to have the closet extended 2-3 ft in order to meet size requirements for powder room. This room opens in between living and dining room (which I realize is not ideal) but only spot in our semi-detached home for a possible main floor powder room.


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Date/Time11/11/2014 at 4:24:42 PM

In our community this work would require a permit as you will need to run some new plumbing rough-ins and electrical wires. We also would have to supply some sort of drawing to them, and schedule for inspections for the new rough-ins, at the least.

You should check with your permits department before you do anything.

I am afraid I can not really offer you a very realistic guess at what the project may cost as I don't have enough information. How near is a plumbing stack? Is there access from below to rough the new plumbing in? How far will the plumber have to go with the new pipe from your main drains and water supplies? How far will the electrician have to go when pulling you new wire (if it is needed)? Will you be able to re-use your existing door? What will you do for a sink, free standing or lav cabinet? There are so many other considerations when planning this and the rates very so greatly from province to province.

You could get a better guess at the value of this project if you contact a reliable design firm as they typically work closely with the appropriate trades. Or, perhaps a general contractor from your area will respond with more accurate information.

Good luck with your project.

Nathan Sawchuk

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Chris from FC Construction in Oakville
Date/Time11/11/2014 at 8:51:18 PM

Hi Liza,

The only way to know is to have 3 contractors from trustedpro's who service your area and have them quote on the project and include city permit fees.

Good luck

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Liza in Toronto
Date/Time11/11/2014 at 9:34:04 PM

Thank you for the replies and suggestions.

I'm realizing this will not be a small job after all. I'm not sure where the plumbing stack is but if it helps, the closet is directly in the middle of the length of the house and the bathroom is at one end? The basement is unfinished, so able to have plumbing roughed in without worrying about what's underneath. As for sinks, probably a corner or tiny wall mounted sink could only fit in this small space. I believe the existing door could be used. I have a small budget of around $5K so not even sure this would fit this budget and if it's worth it to do.

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Date/Time11/13/2014 at 7:09:32 PM

Getting three contractor's from Trusted Pros is Baloney. I can't believe some of the idiot's that are on here and the advice they give people.

First thing to do is a bunch of home work to find out what a bathroom renovation that size will cost, if you don't have an idea of what a renovation like that costs how do you know any quote you get is right. Then get three or four contractors to come in and give quote's.

Also you need to have a very specific list of what you want done so that way anyone giving a quote is getting the same information, and you as a customer can compare apples to apples. Also get and copy all Lic. Insurance info and permits from the contractor you choose.


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