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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
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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
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Thornhill, ON
thank you very much for taking the time to type that all out. It helps tremendously. Please post pictures!
Newbie
May 10, 2007
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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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Mississauga
is this mostly one guy doing it or are you helping?
Newbie
May 10, 2007
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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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Mississauga
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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