Cost for roughed in basement bathroom?

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Posted by: from Edmonton
2/22/2015 at 12:54:27 PM


My husband and I are looking to complete our basement bathroom. How much would something like this cost?

Right now we are just getting quotes only, not hiring contractors. We probably won't get this done until Sept. 2015. I know it's a long way away but we are still interested in rough estimates now. We also realize the quote may change by then.

Thank you for your time.

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Dave in Toronto
Date/Time2/22/2015 at 3:16:54 PM

Hi Cora-Lee

We do basement bathrooms a lot. The first issue that may arise is whether the plumber/contractor has to dig up your concrete floor to lay pipes for rough-ins.

This is what can significantly increase your costs. Also the length of the trench or trenches required will impact that cost. Otherwise, a basic 3 piece bathroom (labour and materials) can run you from $7-12K.

The type of fixtures you choose will alter the price.

The last few 3 pc basement bathrooms I did cost the homeowner from $10-13K plus tax. That included all the trench digging, rough-ins and building the entire bathroom from scratch and providing all materials and labour.

All the best.


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Date/Time2/22/2015 at 5:01:03 PM


As Dave mentioned, it can vary quite substantially. If the plumbing is already in place that is a good start. If not, it becomes a major expense. (Most houses have the plumbing somewhat in place ... drains and vents are the primary concern) Most water lines can be connected to existing lines. The size of the bathroom make a difference as do the quality of fixtures.

I'd suggest you go to a Home Depot or Lowes or Rona and check the qualities and prices of the primary features such as: sink, basin, tiolet, shower, ... plus the faucets. The prices range from relatively small to very high. If you are considering high end, you might also visit a artle & Gibson or Worsey showroom. Or Best plumbing on 118 ave and about 155 st. The labour usually runs about $5000 - $7500. I hope this gives you some idea of what to budget for and some options. Also think about the type of flooring and ceiling that you might want. Again, add to your budget. Once you've narrowed down the items, a more realistic plan can be implemented.

Take your time and you'll be happy with the results. Basement bathrooms can be show pieces or just functional conveniences. It will be up to you to decide. As far as re-sale value, they help but generally are not a huge factor.



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