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Oct 15, 2007
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cristianosham wrote:
Nov 5th, 2017 8:54 pm
1.5 to 2 times the amount of labour?
That is pretty typical
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May 10, 2007
95 posts
Hi Guys, I am in the process of renovating my main bathroom in my house. The bathroom is a standard 8 x 5 bathroom in a split level house. The estimated costs to date are around $20,000. The toughest part of the job was finding a contractor!!!

I have been tracking my material costs and this is what I have spent so far:

$800 Demo including material removal and bin rental. I did this part myself.
$200 Blue Mould Drywall
$30 drywall primer
$8 drywall screws
$10 new air register
$100 new electrical switches including dimmers
$100 cement board
$12 rock on screws
$10 fibre tape
$20 caulk
$400 kerdi + kerdi band for tub
$100 3/4 plywood
$60 2x4x8 studs for framing and new tub skirt
$150 ditra for heated floors
$800 floor warming system
$80 Thinset (modified and non-modified
$60 grout
$100 tile edge
$90 tile sealer
$100 tile access hatch
$2,700 tiles (marble)
$100 Bathroom exhaust fan
$1,300 Riobel shower system
$700 Vida Frameless Tub door
$350 Heated towel rack
$1,000 5 potlights including new circuit and ESA
$1,500 air jet tub
$600 toto toilet
$800 Vanity
$300 Riobel vanity faucet
$300 Matching vanity mirror
$200 vanity light
$600 Custom mable top
$400 over the toilet cabinet
$60 finish paint
$40 ceiling paint

$14,180 total materials

$6,000 labour

$20,180 Total Cost

I am hoping the project will be finished in the next two weeks and I will post pictures of it. The finishes are mid range. I could have easily doubled the material costs by going high end.

Hope this helps out folks with planning their bathroom renovation budget!
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Mar 27, 2015
1021 posts
Thornhill, ON
thank you very much for taking the time to type that all out. It helps tremendously. Please post pictures!
May 10, 2007
95 posts
On Monday, the tiling will be finished and Tues/Wed are scheduled for grouting. It has been a slow process. I am hoping by the end of the week, we will have the cabinets and other fixtures installed.
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Jan 11, 2007
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is this mostly one guy doing it or are you helping?
May 10, 2007
95 posts
dreaderus wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 12:07 am
is this mostly one guy doing it or are you helping?
I have a contractor doing it. The tiler and his assistant was here for the past 4 days.
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Jan 11, 2007
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nice yeah I want to level my ensuite and do it up nice but hard to pull the trigger with so much uncertainty on things
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Apr 8, 2007
515 posts
still accurate in year 2018.
I am doing mine now and the labour cost is about 6500.

the material itself went up about 5%...

I have another bathroom project coming up soon and I will keep posting my final bill~

Thank you
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Sep 15, 2017
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dealkingmaker wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 8:12 pm
Some pictures of my renovation in progress.
Looks similar to one we just finished in some ways. What are you doing with the window? Is that tint?
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Apr 10, 2017
616 posts
I had an accidental reno just 2 weeks ago for a 6x4 ish bathroom. Cost me ~$8-9k w/ tub and half glass "door"

It was good work
Jul 19, 2007
222 posts
Recently completed two bathroom renos, both much different in size, finishes, and price. Of note is that I received a substantial discount on tiling materials. It is about half of retail price for tiling and floor heating, so factor that in if comparing budgets for your own project. Hopefully this helps others. And yes, both bathrooms had additional costs not originally anticipated. I am happy to answer any questions.
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Nov 13, 2010
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my buddy got his condo washroom done, it was pretty dated back when it was built.
Took 2 weeks, total cost like $7300 CASH (he just paid the money), everything was from contractor.
They replaced toilet, bathtub, shower and floor tiles. Some drywall too.

PM if you need number. I think they were srilankan(workers) or indian(not sure). I'd imagine its a good cost these days.
Those 20k+ quotes are insane, lol.
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Mar 27, 2015
1021 posts
Thornhill, ON
We threw in the towel. I can't deal with plaster dust throughout my house, asbestos removal, paying someone under the table and god knows if they'll even show up. It goes on and on.
We're just going to paint the walls and buy a new blind.