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Kitchen range hood venting?

So on the final stages of a kitchen renovation and have a question about if a range hood has to be vented to the exterior of the house? The range hood purchased says it can be installed without venting,...

Number of Responses 18 Date of Last Post January 3, 2024
Master bath reno cost

What's an acceptable (labour) cost for a full master bath reno? Approx.100-200 Square feet. Including demo and disposal of current. ...

Number of Responses 19 Date of Last Post March 13, 2020
How long to wait for quote from contractor?

We had three contactors in for complete bathroom gut and replace, they all said a week or two for quotes. We received two back but nothing back from the one will really liked. We called him and left message...

Number of Responses 16 Date of Last Post March 26, 2019
What are normal deposits for kitchen renovations?

Looking to renovate our kitchen. Found a place we like, but they require a 50% deposit. Is that excessive?...

Number of Responses 25 Date of Last Post February 19, 2024
Is there a junction box that can be anchored to gyproc?

We are replacing bathroom lights, and in '86 when these existing lights were installed there was no junction box, just a hole in the gyproc as the lighting fixture had a back plate on it. Now we wan...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post July 28, 2015
Exhaust fan grille extension?

When you're an amateur it's often the simple things that stump you. I've installed a cedar ceiling in my bathroom -- I did a nice job and it looks great. The cedar is 5/16ths and I used ...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post July 6, 2015
Cost for kitchen renovation in Mississauga

Hello, I'm looking to renovate my kitchen. I'm overwhelmed by the different prices by different contractors, for the same work. Please let me know: 1) Cost to install a new gas ...

Number of Responses 13 Date of Last Post February 3, 2016
What is the best way to repair a detached under mount sink?

Our stainless steel under mount kitchen sink came detached from the quartz countertop. It had been mounted about a year ago using silicone only, though I see from an online search that mounting clips can a...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post May 7, 2015
Advice on how to fix drain flange?

Hello, I am looking for some advice on how to fix an un level drain flange. I recently hired a plumber to adjust shower drain and do rough ins for our upstairs bathroom. The plumber installed a drain fl...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post April 24, 2015
How to shut off water with a dahl partition stop valve?

I have what is called a dahl partition stop valve - see picture. I would like to change the faucet in my washroom but I can not figure out what tool do use to shut off the water. Does anyone know what tool...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post April 17, 2015
What is the cost to instal a replacement bathroom fan?

Our Air King bathroom exhaust fan suddenly stopped working. What is the cost to install a new one? Only looking at cost for now....

Number of Responses 8 Date of Last Post January 14, 2018
Cost to take out and replace a bathtub surrounding tile?

Tub has a little rust spot near the drain and the finish is wearing. I'd like to replace it but need the plumbing updated—it has two taps now. The tile around the tub is in bad shape near the taps. I had ...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post August 20, 2017
Can you paint polyester kitchen cabinets?

I just bought a house built in 2011 with polyester kitchen cabinetry and, although I like it, the colour is wrong for me. It is 'wood' colour and I have always wanted a white kitchen. So m...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post May 3, 2016
Cost to center a drain for a kerdi kit?

Hello, I am wishing to install a 48 inch shower base kit from schluter. My base will actually be about 42x42 inches, but my drain is currently off center. If I have my subfloor exposed, is it a...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post March 29, 2015
Can I install kitchen vent?

I am looking to buy a home and I have selected a home where I like everything except one which I want to discuss here. There is a microwave with a vent filter on top of the gas range, but the vent does n...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post November 10, 2015
How much would it cost to add a bathroom exhaust fan?

There is no existing ceiling exhaust fan. Only looking for cost at this time. Thanks....

Number of Responses 8 Date of Last Post May 7, 2015
What happens if permit inspections are not to code?

We are planning to gut and redo are main bathroom. When we contacted our town they said we need a building permit for what we wanted to do. Although most of the contractors we had come quote the job said we ...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post February 18, 2015
How to repair acrylic bathtub that creaks?

We have a friend of ours who recently had his house renovated. Against my advice, he didn't go with a TrustedPros recommended contractor. With that being said, among many issues he is having, hi...

Number of Responses 8 Date of Last Post August 20, 2017
How long should it take to get a quote for a bathroom reno?

We are having contractors come in to give us quotes on our full bathroom reno. The first contractor said he'd have the quote in a few days.... It's been a week. The second guy left us a voicemail the da...

Number of Responses 16 Date of Last Post March 26, 2019
Which permits are required for bathroom renovation?

My husband & I are looking at renovating our bathroom this year and I'm wondering what permits we will require. The work will involve: - removing an existing Jacuzzi & recessed shower - closing off...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post February 6, 2015

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