Bathroom Renovation - Information, Contractors and Quotes
Bathrooms can sell houses. Every dollar invested in a bathroom will usually be recovered in the resale value of the house. Therefore, renovating your bathroom won't be a lost expense.
Achieve a perfect bathroom with ease
If you enter a beautiful bathroom, you can easily imagine yourself relaxing in a bath or cooling off. For this reason, keeping your bathrooms up to date is a wise and sustainable investment, not to mention everything a bathroom remodel can do for you in terms of improving your quality of life.
We have already found the best bathroom renovation contractors for you. All we have to do is help you identify your needs and make the perfect match between your project and the best-suited contractors.
There are so many ways to make your bathroom unique:
- The 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 a help to create a zen space, so you can start or end the day in a calm and relaxing atmosphere.
The materials to prioritize
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. You will have to carefully consider the shower, the bath, the cabinets, the vanity, the washbasin, the floor and the toilet to ensure the style and decor are harmonious.
Being one of the highlights of your bathroom, it's important to choose a shower that matches your taste, especially if you prefer its use over the bath. Several types of showers are available on the market, both prefabricated and customized, depending on the space available:
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: Very beautiful look, 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 3 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.
Just like with showers, baths are available in a multitude of sizes, styles and designs. Depending on the space available in your bathroom, you will need to determine the type of model that best suits you and your bathroom with the help of a professional:
- 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 3 models
- Advantages: Very elegant and, being made of cast iron, it maintains the temperature for longer
- Disadvantages: More expensive and very heavy
Pros: Therapeutic, whirlpool and jet massage
Disadvantages: Very expensive and requires maintenance of pipes
For cabinets, a wide range of materials are available to you. 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 harmonize with your style. And don't forget that in addition to finishing, you can choose from a variety of storage types. You will obviously be able to create custom cabinets to suit your needs and those of your family.
Vanity and washbasin
It's important to choose a vanity and sink that allows the perfect fusion of style and functionality.
Some questions you should ask yourself:
Where do I place the mirrors?
How can I optimize storage?
One or two sinks?
Ceramic, laminate, corian, concrete, quartz, granite or glass countertop?
What materials comprise the structure of the vanity? (e.g. melamine, polyester, thermoplastic, wood, lacquer)
As for the floor of a bathroom, you can't go wrong with a good ceramic. Being waterproof and available in several styles that can adapt to suit all styles, ceramic is a winning choice! However, there are other solutions you can consider such as linoleum and bamboo if it is well varnished.
In addition, have you ever considered a heated floor? Once out of your bath or shower, we all know how the floor can feel cold and freeze your wet feet. It will be a thing of the past if you opt for the solution of heated floors!
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.
Keep it simple or push the envelope?
Above all, you must respect your budget and take into account the added value. At first glance, it may seem expensive to utilize the services of a designer, but its cost is often worth it: the designer will save you from making mistakes and ultimately save you money through better planning and sound advice that wisely harmonizes some less expensive materials to achieve a "WOW!" effect.
The worst trap to fall into when renovating is improvisation. There are several steps involved in a bathroom renovation and this may not be your area of expertise. Don't hesitate to take advantage of our help with free advice from our renovation advisors. 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're used to seeing from the many projects that we've dealt with:
|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 to the best bathroom specialist contractors to ensure the successful completion of your bathroom renovation project.
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