Master Bath Remodel Cost

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Posted by: from Scandia
10/5/2020 at 3:12:08 PM

I'm trying to renovate a master bath on a budget and the latest estimate from my contractor for 70 square foot space is $22500 - that includes labor, moving plumbing and electric, and buying shower pan and glass surround. I am buying everything else - tub, vanity, lighting, toilet, faucets, flooring (they are installing all of these). This seems like an awful lot for labor, but I've never hired a contractor before so is this typical?

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Date/Time10/5/2020 at 4:12:11 PM

Depends on a lot of factors... including where you are. Does seem high but without seeing it who knows?

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Date/Time10/5/2020 at 4:12:31 PM

This is really expensive if you are paying for everything. However it really depends on how high end your finishing is, and how much plumbing needs to be moved around from relocating appliances. That being said if your just using a shower pan and not a custom tile shower it doesn't sound like your on the higher end of finishing's. It should more then likely be 10 to 15k for the install.

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Date/Time10/5/2020 at 4:16:51 PM

Hi Katie

I would agree that price is high based on your square footage. Is there a lot of plumbing and electrical to be relocated? Is the electrical being done under permit? Unless the contractor is a licensed ACP electrician he can not perform any electrical in your bathroom. That includes moving, deleting or adding any fixtures lights plugs heated floors without permit. Does the contractor have insurance and wsib coverage?

Is the contractor also painting all surfaces and trim?

Typically a bathroom that size if you were supplying everything should run around 16k complete with new baseboards painted and dapped not just adding quarter round.

Hope this helps

Remember to ask for referrals of the last few jobs with pictures. Get 3 estimates

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Date/Time10/5/2020 at 4:18:09 PM

This is a bit more expensive than it should be for similar projects however as others said it's all depend on how much work involved and to how much level is your requirements. Mostly its about 17K here in Toronto for similar scope.

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Date/Time10/5/2020 at 4:23:50 PM

That's high yes I agree. That is a 16k job with the contractor supplying the labour paint any drywall etc

It is common to have the client pay for toilets vanities new tile etc

We send our clients to our suppliers where they receive our discounts.

I hope that helps.

Good Luck

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Bryan from HP Group Inc in Toronto
Date/Time10/5/2020 at 4:52:14 PM

Hi Katie,

Spending $22500 for 70 sqft is very high. If you send me your contact info I can send you some pictures Of recent job that we have done and the type of finishing that we have done. None of them where more than the quotation price.



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Date/Time10/5/2020 at 5:09:12 PM

Hi Katie,

looks way expensive, but as others said it depends on many factors.

We can help you if you share more information on that.

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Reza from Mipa Plumbing in Aurora
Date/Time10/5/2020 at 8:31:15 PM

Hi I don't anything about your city labor cost, for Toronto this job lux materials like Riobel faucets free stand tub tub filter 72 inches vanity with faucets curbless standing shower with prefect tiling job materials plus labor we charge less than this price

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Moldiamond from DNRC Inc. in Ottawa
Date/Time10/6/2020 at 2:53:06 PM

From what you described in your post, the quote from your contractor is very high. Bathroom reno is typically around $10K-15K depending material selection.

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Date/Time10/7/2020 at 9:10:32 AM

Hi Katie.

How are you? Nice to hear you are doing a bathroom renovation.

I agree with the replies posted. It does sound like an expensive bathroom renovation. Typically you would be paying $8-10K less than your quote. With the contractor supplying the building materials and you supplying the finishing materials(tub, vanity, lighting, toilet, faucets, flooring).

There could be a few factors pushing up the cost, such as: is the plumbing being moved? What electrical work is being done? You may need a licensed electrical contractor. The materials being used in the shower for waterproofing and the type of underlay for the tile. Typically Schluter products cost more, but are an updated and effective waterproofing and underlayment system. Your location. I googled Scandia and can't find where it is located. If it's outside the GTA, you will have less contractors to choose from. That would would make the contractors pricing different than contractors in GTA.

Get some more estimates in writing and when you do decide on a contractor have a contract written up and signed! And ask to see pictures of their work.

Hope I helped. Good luck with your renovation!

Steve Edan

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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time10/7/2020 at 9:05:14 PM


You definitely need to get some more estimates, as everyone else has stated this is way over priced considering what you are supplying.

Simply ask how long will this take, no more than 3 weeks and 3-5000 in misc material tops that means he is asking for 17500 for labour or almost 6000 per week, unreasonable. get another quote, I am in Toronto its almost worth me buying a plane ticket and booking a hotel for 3 weeks

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Caitlin in Usa
Date/Time10/10/2020 at 10:13:10 AM

Remodeling the laundry room includes several stages: floor installation, making Shelves, drying racks, and cabinets, door and window installation, interior and exterior painting, wall resurfacing.

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