Bathroom Renovation Costs

A bathroom is probably only second to a kitchen on most homeowners list of rooms to renovate. As with any room in the home there are many different looks (modern, contemporary, classic) that can be achieved in a bathroom and it really is ultimately the decision of the homeowner as to what products they select. That being said here are some current trending looks:

  • Large format (12″x24″) floor tiles
  • Glass shower enclosures
  • Heated floors
  • Floating vanities
  • Dual shower heads arranged in many different ways
  • pot lights/recessed lights used above showers
  • double sink vanities

Cost and Length of a Bathroom Renovation

The cost to renovate a bathroom can vary significantly depending on:

  • size of the bathroom
  • finishing materials selected
  • enlarging the current space
  • addition of custom glass enclosures
  • relocating plumbing supply and drain lines
  • if City of Ottawa building permits are required

A typical bathroom would cost approximately $15,000 and take 2 weeks to complete . This figure can be increased with high end finishes with the sky being the limit. It can also be decreased by shopping with a budget conscious mind. Here is an example of a recently completed bathroom and the costs associated with it:

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  • Was not a full gut as the ceiling and walls where utilities (plumbing, electrical) were not located were left in place. The window was also not replaced as it was in good shape.
  • New double sink vanity from IKEA
  • New tall storage cabinet from IKEA
  • New vanity light and ceiling light
  • New floor tiles (no under floor heat)
  • New trim, 2 doors, new light switches and receptacles
  • Mirror was salvaged from old bathroom
  • Toilet was reused from old bathroom
  • New standard tub from Home Depot
  • All new shower tiles including a full width inset shelf with solid Quartz shelf, mosaic tile inlay, and white porcelain tiles
  • All new antique bronze shower controllers
  • New dual hinged glass shower door
  • Bathroom fan install as there was no fan previously
  • Paint

Cost for materials including plumber’s cost : $6,137.23

Cost for labour : $8,588.00

Total cost including HST : $14,725.23


Materials in a Bathroom

The following products are preferred products that Ottawa Renovation Group uses during a bathroom renovation:

  • Schluter ditra tile underlayment is the best tile underlayment in the industry. It is waterproof to protect your subfloor, an uncoupling membrane to protect from cracking, and is thin allowing a flooring transition to be accomplished seamlessly
  • Densshield tile backer is a gypsum board with a waterproof membrane on the surface. This is our preferred material for shower tile installation

There are an abundant of choices when it comes to vanities, toilets, showers and it comes down to your personal preference and budget. When it comes to floor and wall coverings you can’t beat the look and durability of tile and that is what I would always recommend. For more information on an Ottawa bathroom renovation feel free to give us a call