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Having your bathroom renovated not only helps to increase your home’s value but, more importantly, gives you and your family a more comfortable and functional space to relax in after a long day. For many who go out daily, the bathroom is almost always the first place one visits in the morning and the last place room you see at night. That said, a bathroom renovation is an investment that is always worth the work. However, bathroom remodelling can come with quite a high price tag. Although it is clear that renovating one’s bathroom brings many benefits, it is something that you have to prepare for financially. Working with a trusted bathroom renovation specialist can help bring your potential costs down as they can offer discounted pricing on materials from long-standing relationships with suppliers. Going at it yourself might seem like the practical move, but it’s more cost-efficient to have a professional bathroom remodeler on the job. To help you get ready for a bathroom renovation project, let’s talk about what you can expect when it comes to costs.

Average Cost of Bathroom Renovations in Toronto

The average cost of renovating a bathroom in the Greater Toronto Area depends on the size of your space, the materials to be used, and how much work will be done, though around $16,000 would be a reasonable rate for the standard changes. To give you an idea, here are typical expense ranges for different-sized bathrooms of varying renovation levels.
Size Basic Standard High-End Luxurious
5’ x 8’ $9,500 to $12,500 $12,500 to $15,500 $15,500 to $18,500 $18,500 to $22,500
10’ x 10’ $12,500 to $14,500 $14,500 to $19,500 $19,500 to $25,500 $25,500 to $30,500
14’ x 14’ $14,500 to $18,500 $18,500 to $25,500 $25,500 to $30,500 $35,500 to $40,500
  *Remember, these are renovation cost guidelines and the final pricing will be determined after your contractor produces the bill of materials and the corresponding cost for the entire bathroom remodelling project.  

Typical Bathroom Renovation Costs

Here is a breakdown of the usual expenses linked to bathroom renovation projects.

Demolition

This depends on whether it’s a total gut-out or a partial one. Regardless, it should be done by a professional to avoid the risk of damaging your plumbing or electricals. For total demolition work, expect to pay around $3,500, which also covers cleanup. A partial demolition or perhaps work done in a small space would be around $1,600.

Countertops

Prices for countertop work ranges from $50 to $300 per square foot, depending on whether you’re using wood, natural, or engineered stone. Take note, though, that if you do use wood, a little extra work will be required for its secure sealing to prevent future damage and quick deterioration. Wood might be affected by moisture in your bathroom so installing this here will need careful expertise.

Tiles

Tile works also depend on the materials to be used. Porcelain tiles are generally pricier than ceramic but they’re also more elegant and longer-lasting. The usual cost of installing tiles would be $7 to $12 per square foot. If you want to go fancier, you might want to consider marble tiles, which would cost $15 to $120 per square foot. The installation work itself also comes with a tag, which is usually $5 to $20 per square foot, depending on how complicated the work is. Overall, expect to shell out between $3,200 and $4,500.

Vanity area

Your vanity area plays a major role in setting the mood and ambience in your bathroom and designs can range from minimalist to super fancy. A custom vanity can cost around $2,500, not covering the installation itself. You can go for the pre-built vanities, which are expectedly cheaper at around $500 to $1,600 per unit. The installation cost for this type of vanity would be around $500.

Plumbing and Electricals

This job requires a licensed professional, so expect to pay a bit more for this expertise. There are plenty of skilled and accredited plumbers and electricians in Toronto that charge some $85 to $160 per hour, depending on the location, profile, and other factors. On average, the total cost of plumbing work could reach $2,500 while lighting and wiring could set you back by $2,000 to $2,300.

Fixtures

Installing the toilet, tub, and shower is another cost that could go anywhere from $2,500 to $4,500, again depending on the materials used and renovation type.

Disposal

The cost of cleanup and disposal after the work is done would already be part of your bathroom renovation package’s quote, but it will generally be equivalent to 1% to 2% of the total cost of the entire remodel.

Top Quality, Cost-Efficient Bathroom Renovation Services in Toronto

Your planned function for your new bathroom will determine what types of renovation it will undergo. Are you shifting from a basic bathroom to a more modern one with all the Smart works? Do you want to downgrade your currently design-heavy space to a more minimalist one? Was your bathroom without a tub before and now you want one installed? There are so many things that you can do with a bathroom to enhance is usability and aesthetic. Our bathroom renovation specialists can help you achieve the bathroom you’d been envisioning for your home. Contact us today for assistance.