Full Wahsroom Renovation

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Posted by: from Mississauga
5/24/2012 at 4:57:26 PM

Folk would appreciate if someone can gave me an idea.. Im planning to add a full washroom upstair. The existing will be rip off from wall to wall.. and make it in two 2 full washroom, if theres gonna be an issue witrh the space.

The other one could be standing shower. Theres nothing already in the washroom except the existing electrical water line and sewer pipe. I'll supply all the material.

Could someone gave me an idea how much is the labor cost involve cause the budget is quite tight.

i'm living in Missississauga.

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Date/Time5/28/2012 at 4:57:59 PM

From experience the average bathroom reno is between $5000-$10000.

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John from Accu-Struct in Belleville
Date/Time5/30/2012 at 2:53:23 PM

Ok first of all bathroom renovations are really hard to estimate without a visual because there are so many different aspects that need to be considered if the wall to be removed is a load bearing wall then the cost could elevate considerably, other things need to be taken into consideration such as condition of existing structures amount of drywall repair, how far do you plan to go with mold proofing etc.

Definetly consider your budget what you'd like to spend meet with a contractor and discuss with him, always allow atleast 20% above your budget for emergency purposes and in expected cost. Be sure your contractor is reputable he may be more expensive than others but in the long run you will save by not having to call in the professional to fix all the mistakes.

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Trevor from Arbutus Contracting in Mission
Date/Time6/1/2012 at 5:35:52 PM

Any bathrooms that I have done that have included pulling down drywall on 50% of the walls usually end up costing the customer close to $10,000. That included moving the plumbing and a new vanity, tub and toilet.

Bathrooms are probably the most expensive renovation per squarefoot.

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Costel from Stone Trend in Mississauga
Date/Time6/22/2012 at 11:21:28 PM

Hi Dennis,

You should discuss your budget with three contractors and let them see the job.

If your budget is realistic pick the one who is willing to put the most of it back in the project without cutting corners.


Stone Trend

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Date/Time7/11/2012 at 4:59:59 PM


In all cases the Contractor is fully aware of the products needed for your project and the scheduling of those products to be onsite. NOTE: The homeowner is charged a "downtime fee" should the product not be onsite and ontime if the client is responsible for supplying the product.

If you are provided with a quote that is "vague" I would suggest you purchase your own product due to the fact that you never know what product the Contractor will be using. The "unclear" notes in the quote will usually spell "Additional Charges" upon your final invoice.


The ultimate goal for any homeowner is to know exactly what products are going into your renovation at all times so as there are no surprises - additional product, materials and labor included! Take into account however that you and the Contractor may be confronted with issues unforseen such as behind walls, under floors, etc. When this happens request that all issues be communicated upfront and with a final confirmation of continuance from you, the client, prior to any addtional costs incurred.

Educate yourself and ask questions ... if your Contractor is honest and has integrity the answers you receive will be detailed and will make sense! If not, you may be paying more in the end than what originally quoted to you!

NOTE: Quotes are actual amounts and are realistic budgets. Estimates are "vague" and usually mean more money in the end!

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Date/Time3/26/2013 at 12:45:39 AM

Most likely there's going to be an issue with space. From what you are saying you want to make 1 full washroom into 2 full washrooms. How can you fit 2 showers, 2 tubs, 2 sinks and 2 toilets into a space already determined for one of each. Bathrooms have a minimum size requirement. For standard full bathrooms it's somewhere in the area of 5' X 5'. Any less would be uncomfortable or inefficient not to mention dangerous. Usually there is a closet in the next room, maybe space can be added..maybe.

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