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2019 Home renovation price guide

Last modified: 2019/02/07 | Approximate reading time 27 mins

After having published hundreds of articles on our home renovation blog, we have gathered all the information pertaining to prices in order to create a document that will be useful during renovation projects. These prices are for information purposes only and may vary according to several factors. 

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Here is a table of contents to quickly skip to the part that concerns you

 

Interior renovations

Air conditioning and heating

Kitchen

Electricity and lighting

Bathroom

Mouldings

Basement

Ceilings

Ventilation

Plumbing

Others

Structures and extensions

Home extension

Adding a floor on a home

Deck and balcony

Garages

Sheds

Sunroom

Porch/Veranda

Exterior renovations

Landscaping

Paving, asphalt and paver stones

Sewers and septic tank

Foundations and French drain

Exterior staircases

Exterior masonry

Exterior cladding

Doors and windows

Roof

Soffits and gutters

Cornice

Materials and techniques

Insulation

Soundproofing

Paint

Wall covering materials

Walls

Floor

Building permits, tests and other authorizations

Clarification: all the prices cited in this document are here for information purposes only and are subject to modifications and variations depending on several factors. These numbers originate from our searches done for articles and therefore stem from a wide variety of sources.

Interior renovations

Air conditioning and heating

The prices of different heating and air conditioning projects

AIR CONDITIONING

Type of renovation Average price

Horizontal window air conditioner

between $100 and $300

Vertical window air conditioner

Starting at 400$ for a 450 sq.ft. surface (10 000 BTU)

Mobile air conditioner

On average $399 for a 450 sq.ft. surface (10 000 BTU)

Central A/C (bi-block)

Starting at $2500 (depending on the tonnage and energy efficiency)

Central A/C system

Starting at $3000 (depending on the tonnage and energy efficiency)

Heat pump

Starting at $4000 (depending on the tonnage and energy efficiency)

Ceiling air conditioning system

Starting at $6500

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: The cost of air conditioners

HEATING SYSTEMS

Type of heating system Average price
Natural gas heating system $4000 to $6000
Geothermal system $20 000 to $40 000
Heat pump $4000 to $7000
Electric furnace $2000 to 3000
Propane heating $4000 to $6000
Oil heating $2000 to $3000

40000 BTU pellet stove:

approximately $3500

Buying and installing a solar-powered water heater:

approximately $11000

Installing a condensing boiler) :

between $3500 and $12000

Installation price for a pellet stove and its tubes:

approximately $1500

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: The costs of air conditioners

Humidifier

The prices of different types of humidifiers

Type of humidifier Average price

Central

between $600 and $2000

Cold vapour

between $25 and $50

Hot vapour

between $50 and $100

Ultrasound

between $60 and $200

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Comment résoudre un problème d’air sec (article not translated yet)

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Kitchen

The prices of different kitchen renovation projects

KITCHEN COUNTERS

Type of project or material Average price

Making and installing a concrete countertop

$60 to $200/square foot

Laminate countertop

$5 to $25/square foot

Melamine countertop 

approximately 15$/square foot

Polymer panels

Starting at 25$/square foot

Slate countertop

$50 to $190/square foot

Granite countertop

$40 to $150/square foot

Marble countertop

$40 to $200/square foot

Quartz countertop

$30 to $120/square foot

Stainless steel countertop

$60 to $120/square foot

Wooden countertop

$10 to $90/square foot

Tile countertop

$0.50 to $30/square foot

Synthetic material countertop (Corian, etc.)

$50 to $150/square foot

Recycled material countertop

$50 to $100/square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Price guide: kitchen countertops

KITCHEN SINK

Type of sink or accessory Average price

Stainless steel sink

Starting at $80

Ceramic sink

Starting at $100

Resin sink

Starting at $80

Stone sink 

Starting at $100

Plumbing parts

Starting at $35

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: How to choose your kitchen sink

 

CUPBOARDS AND DRAWERS

Type of element Average price

Cupboards (per cabinet and door)

Prices vary depending on the type of material, custom-made or store-bought and several other factors. Here are a few examples of prices for models bought in stores: 

Basic top cabinet: $150 to $200 per unit

Basic lower cabinet: $200 to $250 per unit

Kitchen island: $250 to $750

Drawers

Starting at $30 each

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Kitchen floors (see the flooring section)

** TRY OUR KITCHEN RENOVATION COST CALCULATOR TO GET A GENERAL IDEA OF HOW MUCH YOUR PROJECT WILL COST**

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Electricity and lighting

The prices of different electricity and lighting renovation projects

Type of electricity or lighting renovation Average price

Renovation of a 100A electrical system (panel that is already up to code)

Approximately $600 to $800

Renovation of a 100A electrical system (panel that is not up to code)

Approximately $1300 to $1800

Renovation of a 200A electrical system

Approximately $1800 to $2500

Installation of an auxiliary electrical system

Approximately $250 to $500

Installing a new electrical panel 

Approximately $500 to $800

Installation of a 120V electrical circuit

Approximately $300 to $500

Installation of a 240V electrical circuit

Approximately $300 to $550

Adding a classical socket

Approximately $200 to $250

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Bathroom

The prices of different bathroom renovation projects

 

BATHTUB, SHOWER AND PLUMBING

Type of element or material Average price

New bathtub

(without installation)

$200 for a low-end bathtub

$400 to $600 for a standard bathtub

$1000 for a high-end bathtub

New shower

(without installation)

$200 for a low-end shower cabin

$300 to $500 for a standard shower cabin

$800 to $1000 for a high-end shower cabin

New toilet

(without installation)

$150 for a low-end toilet 

$250 to $350 for a standard toilet

$400 to $550 for a high-end toilet

New bathroom sink

(without installation)

$30$-$60 for a standard drop-in sink

$50 to $200 for a round or square vessel sink

$75 to $250 for a high-end drop-in sink

$120 to $400 for a pedestal sink

New faucet for a sink

(without installation)

$40 to $60 for a low-end faucet

$70 to $150 for a standard faucet

$175 to $300 for a high-end faucet

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Price guide: bathroom renovation project

 

BATHROOM VANITY COUNTERTOP

Bathroom vanity countertop Average price

Laminate countertop

$5 to $25/square foot

Ceramic countertop

approximately $0.50 to $30 /square foot

Granite countertop

between $40 and $150/square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

(see other countertop materials in the Kitchen section)

Bathroom floor : (see the flooring section)

** TRY OUR BATHROOM RENOVATION COST CALCULATOR TO GET A GENERAL IDEA OF HOW MUCH YOUR PROJECT WILL COST**

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Mouldings

The prices of different moulding renovation projects

Types of mouldings Average price

Hardwood mouldings

approximately $4/square foot

Pine mouldings

$5/linear foot

Cedar mouldings

$8/ linear foot

Exotic wood mouldings (e.g.. walnut) :

$20/ linear foot

Plaster mouldings:

$10/ linear foot

MDF mouldings:

$5/ linear foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

(Source: Crown Moulding: Everything You Need to Know)

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Basement

The prices of different basement renovation projects

Type of basement renovation project Average price

Setting up an unfinished basement

approximately $75/square foot

Demolishing a finished basement

$1500 to $3000

Excavating the basement to increase the size of your house (with underpinning)

between $50 000 and $85 000

Building a wine cellar

approximately $5000 to $7000

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: RenoQuotes.com Guide to Basement Remodeling, The costs to remodel your basement

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Ceilings

Buying a suspended ceiling (excluding installation): $3 to $5 per square foot

Ventilation

The prices of different ventilation renovation projects

Installing a bathroom fan: $300 to $500

Cleaning the ventilation ducts: $300 to $600

Source: What to Consider When Choosing a Bathroom Fan

Plumbing

The prices of different plumbing renovation projects

 

Type of plumbing renovation project Average price

Replacing the pipework

approximately $150 to $200/linear foot

Installing a water-heater

approximately $400 to $600

Replacing a toilet

At least $300

Replacing a sink:

approximately $200 to $300

Replacing a kitchen sink

approximately $300 to $400

Replacing a bathtub

approximately $1500

Renovating the plumbing of a full bathroom

At least $5000

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: How much do plumbing renovations cost?

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Others

Central vacuum cleaner

Buying a central vacuum cleaner: at least $1500

Walk-in closet

Setting up a walk-in closet: starting at $1000

Source: Planning for a master walk-in closet

 

Structures and extensions

Home extension

The prices of different home extension projects

 

Types of projects and home extensions/additions Average price

Installing an interior wall with a door opening

Approximately $500 to $1000

Turning a roof into a floor

Approximately $125 to $250/square foot

Extra floors

See below

Installing collar beams

Approximately $30 to $50 each

Installing lateral bracing on collar beams

$100 to $200 and more

Replacing a roof deck

Approximately $4 to $6 /square foot

Lateral extension

$250 to $400/square foot

Finishing a basement

Approximately $75/square foot

Adding a room on posts

Approximately $135 to $155/square foot

Minimum budget for a home extension

Approximately $60 000

Sources: House extension project: what you need to know, The cost for a home extension, The cost of a home extension project

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Adding a floor on a home

The prices related to adding a floor on a home that already exists

 

Type of floor addition project Average price

Total price of the work :

approximately $100 000 to $200 000

Price per square foot for the project

Approximately $150 to $250/ square foot

Source: Ce qu'il faut savoir sur l'ajout d'un étage à sa maison (article in French only for now)

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

** TRY OUR HOME ADDITION RENOVATION COST CALCULATOR TO GET A GENERAL IDEA OF HOW MUCH YOUR PROJECT WILL COST**

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Deck and balcony 

The prices of different patio and balcony projects

BALCONIES

Balcony materials and elements Average price

Natural wood balcony floor

$7 to $22 /square foot

Treated wood balcony floor

$9 to $18/square foot

Plastic/composite balcony floor

$7 to $28/square foot

Fibreglass balcony

approximately $15/square foot

Source: RenoQuotes.com Balcony Price Guide

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

DECKS

Type of project or deck material Average price

Treated wood deck (materials only)

approximately $5.50 to $8/ square foot

Treated wood deck (installation)

approximately $30 to $40/ square foot

Western red cedar deck (materials only)

approximately $4/ square foot

Western red cedar deck (installation)

approximately $35/ square foot

Ipe wood deck (materials only)

approximately $10 to $12/ square foot

Teck deck (materials only)

approximately $10 to $12/ square foot

Pressure-treated wood deck (materials)

approximately $2 to $5/ square foot

Pressure-treated wood deck (installation)

approximately $30 to $40/ square foot

Torrefied wood deck (materials)

approximately $5 to $10/ square foot

Torrefied wood deck (installation)

approximately $50 to $60/ square foot

Paved stone deck (materials)

approximately $4 to $9/ square foot

Paved stone deck (installation)

approximately $15 to $25/ square foot

Fibreglass deck

approximately $15/ square foot

Concrete deck

Starting at $50/square foot

Source: The cost of building a deck

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

** TRY OUR DECK RENOVATION COST CALCULATOR TO GET A GENERAL IDEA OF HOW MUCH YOUR PROJECT WILL COST**

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Garages, shed, sunrooms and verandas

Garages

Building a detached garage (single or double): $8000 to $12000

 

Sheds

The prices of different shed projects

Type of project or shed material Average price

Average price of a shed (without electricity and without labour fees)

between $800 and $4000

Price for wooden walls and floors

$500 to $4000 ($10 to $40/square foot)

Price for metal walls and floors

$500 to $2000 ($8 to $30/square  foot)

Price for resin walls and floors

$600 to $6000 ($12 to $45/square foot)

Source: RenoQuotes.com Price Guide: Sheds

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Sunroom

The prices of different sunroom projects

Type of sunroom Average price

Glass sunroom with no heating

approximately $6500

Polymer sunroom with heating

approximately $4000

Sunroom-veranda with heating

approximately $4500

Full sunroom

generally between $10 000 and $80 000

Source: Tout savoir sur la transformation de votre terrasse en solarium (article in French only for now)

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Porch/Veranda

The prices of different porch/veranda projects

 

Type de véranda Prix moyen

PVC porch/veranda:

approximately $1100 to $1450/square meter

Aluminum porch/veranda:

approximately $1300 to $1600/ square meter

Lower-end wooden porch/veranda:

approximately $1150/ square meter

High-end wooden porch/veranda:

approximately $2200/ square meter

Steel or wrought iron porch/veranda:

between $2900 and $3600/ square meter

Source: How much does it cost to build a porch

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

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Exterior renovations

Landscaping

The prices of different landscaping projects

 

POOL

Type of project or pool Average price

Average price of an above-ground pool

$3000

Basic price of a semi-inground pool

$10 000

Average price of an inground pool

$29850 to $38250

Annual maintenance of an inground pool

approximately $800

Source: Installing a pool and setting up your backyard

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

FENCES

Type of fence Average price

Frost fence

approximately $12 to $21 per linear foot

Aluminum fence

approximately $35 to $100 per linear foot

Ornamental iron fence

approximately $30 to $55 per linear foot

PVC fence

approximately $55 per linear foot

Wooden fence

approximately $27 to $50 per linear foot

Source: The cost of a brand new fence

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

RETAINING WALL

Type of retaining wall project Average price

Building a retaining wall (materials only)

$10 to $15/square foot

Building a retaining wall (labour)

$30 to $50/square foot

50 foot long / 2 foot high retaining wall

approximately $3500

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Construire un muret de soutènement (article in French only for now)

Paving, asphalt and paver stones

The prices of different paving and asphalting projects

 

Type of paving, asphalting or paver stone project Average price

Price of asphalt driveway (without excavation)

approximately $3 to $10/square foot

Price of concrete driveway (without excavation)

approximately $7 to $15/ square foot

Price of paver stone driveway (without excavation)

approximately $12 to $20/ square foot

Gravel driveway (materials)

approximately $35/ square meter

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Réaliser une entrée de cour en gravier (article in French only for now), Cost of paving a driveway : asphalt, paver stones and cement

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Sewers and septic tank

Connecting to the municipal sewer system: at least $2500

Source: La planification d’un budget pour un projet d’autoconstruction (article in French only for now),

Foundations and French drain 

The prices of different foundation projects

FRENCH DRAIN

Type of French drain project Average price

Installing a French drain

Approximately $5000 to $10000 ($40 to $80 per linear foot)

Replacing a French drain and waterproofing foundations

$90 to $100 per linear foot (120 linear foot house = between $10800 and $12000)

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Comment installer un drain français ? (article in French only for now),

 

UNDERPINNING A HOUSE

Type of underpinning project Average price

Costs related to underpinning the corner of a house

Starting at $5000

Adding foundations and underpinning a house

approximately $300/square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Reprendre une maison en sous-œuvre: que faut-il savoir? (article in French only for now)

 

WATERPROOFING

Waterproofing foundation walls: between $150 and $300/linear foot

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Exterior staircases

Basic tools and materials for a small wrought iron staircase repair: $10 to 150$

Source: How to fix your wrought iron staircase

Elevator

Minimum price for a residential elevator: starting at $22 000

Source: La construction d’un ascenseur résidentiel pour personne à mobilité réduite (article not translated yet)

Exterior masonry

The prices of different masonry projects

 

Type of masonry project Average price

Repairing a bulging wall

approximately $25 to $40/ square foot

Rebricking a wall

approximately $25 to $40/ square foot

Redoing masonry joints

approximately $12 to $18/ square foot

Average hourly wage of a mason

$85.16/hour

Foundation parging (starting from the beginning):

approximately $4 to $5/square foot

Replacing deteriorated bricks

between $20 and $30/linear foot

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Exterior cladding 

The prices of different exterior siding projects

 

CLEANING EXTERIOR CLADDING

Type of cleaning for exterior cladding Average price

Buying a gas-fueled pressure washer

between $250 and $1200

Buying an electric pressure-washer

between $100 and $350

Renting a gas-fueled pressure washer

approximately $60/day

Renting an electric pressure-washer

approximately $40/day

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: How to use a pressure washer

EXTERIOR CLADDING MATERIALS

Type of exterior cladding Average price

Wooden exterior cladding :

approximately $5 to $14/square foot

Cannexel exterior cladding (including installation)

$3 to $11.50/ square foot

Acrylic coating exterior cladding (including installation)

approximately $8.50/ square foot

Vinyl exterior cladding 

approximately $2 to $7/ square foot

Aluminum exterior cladding

approximately $4 to $10/ square foot

Fibrocement panels

approximately $3.50 to $8.50/ square foot

Brick exterior cladding

approximately $10.50 to $43/ square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Exterior cladding : installation and material prices

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Doors and windows

The prices of different door and window projects

BARN DOOR

Type of barn door installation accessory Average price

Aluminum installation kit (without the door)

$100 to $300

Stainless steel installation kit (without the door)

$180 to $400

Brass installation kit (without the door)

$200 to $600

Personalized installation kit (without the door)

$200 to $2000

Material kit including the door

$1000 to $4000

Light door (only the door)

$200 to $400

Door with glass blocks (only the door)

$500 to $1000

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Barn door How to Install a Barn Door + Cost Guide

FRONT DOOR

Type of front door Price range (without installation)
Steel front door $250 to $1500
Aluminum front door $1200 to $2000
PVC front door $200 to $1500
Fibreglass front door $1000 to $2000
Wood front door $300 to $1500

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

GARAGE DOOR

Garage door installation Average price

Buying a garage door 

approximately $600 to 1500$

Having a garage door installed

approximately $250 for a single door and $425 for a double door

Adding a motorized system for the door

$150

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: RenoQuotes.com guide to buying a garage door

 

INSTALLING A WINDOW

Type of job Average price

Retrofit window installation

120$ per square foot, $200-$650 per window (glass only)

Full-frame installation

 $600-$1000 per window

Installing storm windows

$200$-$400 per window (glass only)

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

DIFFERENT TYPES OF WINDOWS

Type of window Average price

Double hung window

between $650 and $1000

Casement window

between $300 and $650

Awning window

between $550 and $800

Transom window

between $450 and $900

Stationary window

between $300 and $1000

Bay window

between $1500 and $4000

Arched window

between $400 and $1200

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source : 7 different window styles to consider for your home

** TRY OUR WINDOW RENOVATION COST CALCULATOR TO GET A GENERAL IDEA OF HOW MUCH YOUR PROJECT WILL COST**

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Roof

The prices of different roofing projects

Type of roofing material or project Average price

Recycled tire roof (including installation)

approximately $8 to $12/square foot

Building a rooftop terrace :

between $15 000$ and $30 000

Asphalt shingle roof

approximately $3 to $9/ square foot

3000 square foot asphalt shingle roof

approximately $8 000 to $12 000

Aluminum roof

approximately $8 to $12/ square foot

Prepainted galvanised steel roof

approximately $12 to $22/ square foot

Copper roof

approximately $20 to $30/ square foot

Wooden shingle roof

approximately $9 to $25/ square foot

Flat roof with elastomeric membrane or bi-layer membrane

approximately $7 to $12/ square foot

TPO or EPDM roof

approximately $7 to $11/ square foot

Gravel roof

approximately $7 to $11/ square foot

4000 square foot flat roof

approximately $25 000 to $35 000

Multilayer asphalt membrane roof

approximately $7 to $11/ square foot

Green roof (with the cost of the roofing material)

approximately $18 to $37/ square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: What to know when building a rooftop terrace in Canada, How much does it cost renovate a roof

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Soffits and gutters

The prices of different soffit and gutter projects

Type of soffit or gutter project Average price

Installing soffits and wood/aluminum fascia

$7 to $12/ linear foot

Installing vinyl gutters (including materials and labour)

$2.50 to $4 / linear foot

Installing aluminum gutters (including materials and labour)

$3 to $5 / linear foot

Installing galvanized steel gutters (including materials and labour)

$7 to $9 / linear foot

Installing copper gutters (including materials and labour)

$15 to $25 / linear foot

Gutter maintenance done by a pro

approximately $50 to $100

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source : Gutter installation cost guide

Cornice

Renovating a cornice can easily cost between $800 and $10000

Source: How to repair a cornice moulding

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Materials and techniques

Insulation

The prices of different insulation projects

INSULATION MATERIALS

Type of insulation material Average price

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) :

approximately $2.50/square foot

Extruded polystyrene (XPS) :

approximately $3/ square foot

Closed-cell polyurethane spray foam:

approximately $2.50/ square foot

Polyisocyanurate insulation:

approximately $1.40/ square foot

Ecobill (polystyrene beads) :

approximately $1.49/ square foot

Soy-based polyurethane (1 inch thick):

approximately $1.50/ square foot

Soy-based polyurethane (3 inches thick):

approximately $3.50/ square foot

Rockwool :

approximately $1/ square foot

Fiberglass :

$0.85/ square foot

Cellular glass

approximately $3.50/ square foot

Cellulose :

approximately $0.85/ square foot

Hemp

approximately $2.50/ square foot

Straw :

approximately $3/ square foot

Cotton :

approximately $2.50/ square foot

Cork :

approximately $0.55/ square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: The cost of insulation

OTHER INSULATION PROJECTS

Type of insulation project Average price

Insulating an attic and bringing up to code

approximately $0.50 to $1.25/square foot

Installing an air-barrier (material only)

starting at 10 cents/ square foot

Installing an air-barrier (labour)

$1 to $3/ square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Comment isoler un grenier : les matériaux et les techniques (article in French only for now),

Soundproofing

The prices of different soundproofing projects

Type of soundproofing product or material Average price

Injecting cellulose in a new house

approximately $1/ square foot

Injecting cellulose in a house that has already been built

approximately $2/ square foot

Installing Rockwool (area of 55-88 square feet)

approximately $30 to $35

Installing acoustic panels (surface of 32 square feet)

$15 to $25

Acoustic membrane installed on the floors

approximately $0.70 to $2.50/ square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Quelles sont les meilleures techniques d'insonorisation acoustique? (article in French only for now)

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Paint

The prices of different painting projects

Type of product or paint job Average price

Paint gallon

$28 to $60

Gallon of paint for a kitchen or bathroom

$35 to $40

Gallon of recycled paint

approximately $15

Price for labour (wall)

approximately $0.50/square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Kitchen and bathroom paint

** TRY OUR PAINT PROJECT COST CALCULATOR TO GET A GENERAL IDEA OF HOW MUCH YOUR PROJECT WILL COST**

Wall covering materials

The prices of different wall covering projects

Type of wall covering project Average price

Interior brick wall

approximately $6/square foot

Natural stone wall

approximately $10/ square foot

Decorative stone wall

approximately $7/ square foot

Imitation stone wall

approximately $6/ square foot

Concrete wall

approximately $3 to $12/ square foot

Wallpaper

can vary between $1 and $90/ roll (10m x 0.5m)

Decorative panels

can vary between $20 and $100/panel

Wooden wall panel

approximately $1 to $12/ square foot

Wall tiles (materials only)

approximately $1 to $7/ square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: Interior wall coverings: prices and characteristics, Wall covering inspirations : wall tiles

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Walls

Removing a load-bearing wall: approximately $2000

Creating an opening in a load-bearing wall: approximately $750 to 1500$

Source: How to create an opening in a load-bearing wall

Floor

The prices of different flooring projects

SANDING A FLOOR

Renting a machine and doing it yourself: approximately $50/day

Giving the job to a professional: approximately $4/square foot

Source: How to sand, repair and varnish a hardwood floor

 

TYPES OF FLOORING MATERIAL

Type of project or flooring material Average price

Installing hardwood floors

$4 to $12/square foot

Removing hardwood floors

approximately $1/ square foot

Replacing the subfloor 

approximately $1.60/ square foot

Restoring a hardwood floor

approximately $2/ square foot

Bamboo floor

approximately $3 to $8 / square foot

Laminate floor (material only)

$1 to $7/ square foot

Laminate floor (labour)

approximately $1.50 / square foot

Engineered wood floor installation

$4 to $9/ square foot

Vinyl tile floor

$4 to 12/ square foot

Vinyl sheet floor

at least $5/ square foot

Linoleum floor

$5 to $12/ square foot

Marmoleum floor (roll)

between $2 and $5/ square foot

Marmoleum floor (roll installation)

approximately $14/ square yard

Marmoleum floor (tiles)

starting at $5/ square foot

Marmoleum floor (tile installation)

approximately $0.50 to $1/ square foot

Low-end ceramic tile floor

starting at 60 cents /square foot

Mid to high-end ceramic tiles

$2 to $7/ square foot

Porcelain or slate tiles

$3 to $4/ square foot

Natural stone tiles

$5 to $12/ square foot

Natural stone mosaic

approximately $100/ square foot

Installation of a ceramic tile floor (labour only)

$1.50 to $4/ square foot

Cork floor (material)

$5 to $10/ square foot

Cork floor (installation)

approximately $2/ square foot

Installing a heated floor (without materials)

$350 to $450/ 100 square foot

Installing a heated floor (labour)

$1000 to $2000 (or more if the installation is done far from the boiler)

Low-end floating floor

$1 to $2/ square foot

Mid-range floating floor

$2 to $3/ square foot

High-end floating floor

$3 to $4.50/ square foot

Installation of a floating floor by a specialist

approximately $1.25$ to $2.50/ square foot

Carpet floor (materials)

approximately $3 to $6/ square foot

Concrete floor (installation and materials)

$1 to $12/ square foot

Removing an old floor

approximately $1 to 2$/ square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Sources: Kitchen floor price guide, Different types of ceramics and their features, The different types of floating floors

** TRY OUR FLOORING PROJECT COST CALCULATOR TO GET A GENERAL IDEA OF HOW MUCH YOUR PROJECT WILL COST**

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Building permits, tests and other authorizations

 

Type of permit or certificate Average price

Location certificate

between $600 and $1500

Ground analysis test

between $800 and $2000

Plan completed by a technologist

approximately $2/square foot

These prices are for reference only and are subject to variations depending on several factors

Source: La planification d’un budget pour un projet d’autoconstruction (article in French only for now)

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