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Price Guide: Bathroom Renovation Project

Are you in the midst of a bathroom renovation project? This price guide, combing the main characteristics and costs of all the important elements, is meant to help you plan out your project and choose things that are suited to your budget:

Bathroom renovation price guide

Elements Characteristics Price

Bathtub

  •  Must be chosen according to the amount of space available in the bathroom
  •  Different sizes and shapes available (round,  square, freestanding, deep, etc.)
  •  Different materials : acrylic, cast-iron, enameled steel, etc.

Starting at $170

Shower

  • Must be chosen according to the amount of space available in the bathroom
  • Different sizes and shapes available (square, rectangle, corner, round, with a roof, etc.)
  • Different installation methods: one-piece shower unit (must have enough space to pass it through the house before bringing it in to the bathroom), modular (separate pieces to be assembled on the spot), custom-made, or included with a bathtub.
  •  Various types of doors (if applicable) : folding, sliding, etc.
  • Shower heads (multi-jet, round, square, rainy effect, with integrated lights, suspended, hand-held, etc.)
Starting at:
  • Shower : $160
  • Shower head : $2
 

 

Toilet

  • Different types of toilets : In one piece, in two pieces, mural (encased within the wall)
  • Some modern toilets come with an ultra-modern built-in water jets, heated seat, etc.

Starting at $100

Sink

  • Must fill the needs of the occupant
  • Can have one or two in the bathroom. Double sinks exist.
  • Different types  of sinks : installed on a piece of furniture (encased, set on top, square, round, rectangular, etc.), self-standing (more suitable for small spaces) or included within its own vanity (includes storage and is easier to install)
  • Easy to clean material : stainless steel, glazed porcelain, glass, etc.

Starting at $30

Faucets

  • Must be solid and easy to manipulate
  • Different types: with movement detector, one or two knobs, etc.
  • Installed on the wall, on the counter or on the sink.
  • Available accessories: small shower head, multi-jet faucet, rainy effect.
  • Available materials : chrome, brass, stainless steel, copper, etc.

Starting at $20

Bathroom cabinets and drawers

  • Must be installed at a proper height and resistant to humidity.
  • Different styles, colours, methods of installation (corner, etc.), heights and sizes.
  • Often comes in the form of a pharmacy with a mirror.
  • Materials : melamine, wood, metal, glass for the doors, PVC, etc.
Starting at
  • Pharmacy : $30
  • Drawer : $30
  • Cabinet : $40

 

Countertop

  • Must be resistant to humidity.
  • Different textures, finishes, colours and materials.
  • Most common materials : laminate counter, stone, Corian, marble, quartz, tiles (ceramic or stone), etc.
Starting at:
  • Ceramic : $2/square foot
  • Laminated countertop : $20/ linear foot
  • Granit: $100/ linear foot

 

Bathroom flooring

  • Must be resistant to water and humidity.
  • Avoid materials that are too slippery
  • Main materials : ceramic, vinyl, linoleum, stone (granite, slate, etc.), treated cork, etc.
Starting at:
  • Vinyl : $1/ square foot
  • Ceramic : $2/ square foot
  • Stone : $4/ square foot

 

Wall coverings

  • Other than paint, tiles are also an appropriate wall covering for bathrooms (ceramic, mosaic, porcelain, etc.)

Starting at $2/ square foot

Bathroom paint

  • Must be resistant to humidity and easy to clean.
  • Try to use 100% acrylic paint and paint that is specifically made for bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Vast array of colours and finishes (semi-matte, glossy, semi-gloss, etc.)

$50 per gallon. One or two gallons ($100) should be enough for a bathroom.

Ventilation

  • Must properly evacuate the humidity.
  • Available with blades or with a turbine (less noisy)

$20 to $500

Lighting

  • Lighting must give off enough light to cover all surfaces, according to the needs of the occupants.
  • Different types of lighting (general, specific to one part of the bathroom, decorative)
  • Different characteristics : manual settings or according to the amount of natural light, sconce, installed on railings, encased, suspended, etc.

Starting at $20

Storage

  • Storage furniture must be resistant to humidity
  • Different possibilities : pharmacy behind the miroir, storage over the toilet, individual furniture, etc.

Depends on the type of storage

Accessories and decor

  • Mirrors, calcium filter, atomizer, vaporizer, towel rack, shower basket, potpourri, vase, candles, towels, bath mat, etc.

Prices tend to vary a lot

Electricity

  • Must be very well protected from humidity and potential contact with water
  • Has to be done by a professional
  • Concerns ventilation ducts, electric outlets, etc.

Starting at $100/ hour (the amount of time necessary to complete the work will depend on the size of the job and will have to be defined in person with the electrician.

Plumbing

 
  • Must be installed correctly to avoid accidents (flooding, noisy pipes, water flow and pressure, etc.)
  • Has to be done by a professional
 

Starting at $100/ hour  ( the amount of time necessary to complete the work will depend on the size of the job)

Insulation

 
  • Must be very resistant to humidity (vapour barrier)
  • Extensive choice in terms of materials
 
Starting at:
  • Stone wool : $1/square foot/inch
  •  PSE : $2.50/ square foot/inch
  •  Cellulose : $0.85/ square foot/inch (needs to be very thick)

*Prices are indicative and do not include labour or installation costs.

To find out about the average prices of different home renovation projects, check out our Home renovation price guide. 

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