Bathroom Renovations - Information, Renovators & Quotes
Every dollar invested in a bathroom will usually be recovered in the resale value of your house, especially when we find the perfect 360° Verified bathroom renovator for your project.
Bathroom renovation considerations
During a complete bathroom renovation, several factors independent of each other will need to be coordinated in order to achieve a successful renovation and turn your vision into reality:
- Layout: the space you have often dictates the scope of aesthetic possibilities (you can even create a larger appearance to a small bathroom).
- Standing tubs, hanging toilets, backlit mirrors and no-threshold showers add style and charm and give a bathroom a completely new look.
- Bathroom surfaces: For your bathroom walls, floors and counters, choose from materials such as glass, ceramic, stone, marble, granite, wood or laminate.
- For cabinets, the options can range from functional to high-end.
- Paint, wallpaper and accessories can add colour to your bathroom and give it a burst of life, or help to create a zen space, so you can start or end the day in a calm and relaxing ambiance.
Let’s look at a few of these in greater detail.
The shower will be the highlight of your bathroom, so it's important to choose a one that's in line with you preferences – especially if you prefer showers to baths.
Here are different types of showers you can get:
Advantages: Affordable, comes in parts for easy installation, different shapes and sizes available.
Disadvantages: Frequent maintenance of the required joints, scratches easily and looks less luxurious.
Advantages: Affordable, fast installation, easy maintenance.
Disadvantages: Looks less luxurious and can be difficult to transport since it comes in one piece.
Shower with acrylic floor and ceramic wall
Advantages: Beautiful aesthetics, made to measure and easy to maintain.
Disadvantages: More expensive than the 1-piece and the prefabricated, must be installed by a professional.
Walk-in shower (ceramic floor and walls, without door)
Benefits: Luxurious appearance, easy maintenance and custom dimensions.
Disadvantages: More expensive than the previous three models and must also be installed by a professional.
Shower with ceramic floor and walls
Advantages: Arguably the most prestigious appearance, customizable with few restrictions and easy maintenance.
Disadvantages: The most expensive of all and must be installed by a professional.
Same as showers, bathtubs are available in many sizes, styles and designs. Depending on the space available to you, your bathroom renovator will determine the type of tub that best suits your needs.
- Benefits: Affordable
- Disadvantages: Installation between 3 walls only
Advantages: Affordable and good bath depth
Disadvantages: More difficult to access for people with reduced mobility
Advantages: Easy maintenance
Disadvantages: It cannot be cleaned with abrasives because of its material composition
Advantages: Simple and easy installation, beautiful design, no need for support
Disadvantages: More expensive than the previous three models
- Advantages: Very elegant and, being made of cast iron, it maintains the temperature for longer
- Disadvantages: More expensive and very heavy
From thermoplastic to melamine, polyester and wood, you'll be spoiled for choice. If you opt for wooden cabinets, allow for a substantial budget. Wood, a high-end material, costs more than other options.
Another, less expensive option is wood veneer. Here again, materials such as melamine or thermoplastic can convincingly reproduce various types of finishes. These materials have improved over time and come in many colours that will work with your style.
You can also choose from a variety of storage types to suit your family’s needs.
It's important to choose a vanity and sink that allow the perfect combination of style and functionality.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself when considering vanity options:
Where do I place the mirror(s)?
How can I optimize storage?
Should I put one or two sinks?
A Ceramic, laminate, corian, concrete, quartz, granite or glass countertop?
What material is the vanity's structure made with? (e.g. melamine, polyester, thermoplastic, wood, lacquer)
You can't go wrong with a good waterproof ceramic. However, there are other solutions you can consider such as linoleum or bamboo if it’s well varnished. Ask one of our bathroom renovators for to show you all the options available to you.
Heated floors can also be an option - making getting out of the shower or bath so much more pleasant, especially in the dead of winter.
Depending on the style adopted throughout the bathroom, it's not complicated to later find a toilet that will blend well overall. Several styles are available such as the classic, the monobloc and the mural.
Feeling the need to fuel your bathroom ideas? Take a look at our Bathroom Reno-Inspiration page to see if any of our past projects compel you to get your bathroom renovations started! We've also included project costs to allow you to better understand what your budget can get you. Your bathroom design doesn't need to be boring!
Keep it simple or push the envelope?
Above all, you must respect your budget and take into account the added value of your bathroom renovation. At first glance, it may seem expensive to employ a designer’s services, but the cost is often well worth it: the bathroom designer will save you from making costly mistakes and ultimately save you money through better planning and sound advice, like suggesting you use lesser-priced materials that will still create that "WOW!" effect you're looking for.
Improvising is not recommended. There are several steps involved in a bathroom renovation and this may not be your area of expertise. So, don't get stuck in the never-ending trap of unforeseen issues & costs. Take advantage of our help with free advice from our Renovation Advisors. They can get you in touch with experienced bathroom renovators. You will save time and money!
What is the cost of a bathroom?
The cost of a turnkey bathroom can vary significantly, but here are the average prices we've seen from the many projects that we've completed:
|Small (5'x8')||$9,000 - $12,000||$12,000 - $15,000||$15,000 - $18,000||$18,000 - $22,000|
|Average (10'x10')||$12,000 -14,000||$14,000 - $19,000||$19,000 - $25,000||$25,000 - $30,000|
|Large (14'x14')||$14,000 - $18,000||$18,000 - $25,000||$25,000 - $30,000||$30,000 - $40,000|
No matter your budget, our Renovation Advisors can assist with your project and direct you toward the best bathroom renovators to ensure the successful completion of your bathroom renovation project. If you're still unsure about what you want to do with your washroom, take a look out our Reno-Inspiration tool to fuel your bathroom ideas!
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