Bathroom Renovation Costs in Canada

Basic Bathroom Remodel:

Average Cost: $1,500 — $5,000

Small bathrooms aren’t as costly because there are fewer plumbing fixtures and lesser square footage. To stay within a low budget, keep the original bathroom layout as is. Moving plumbing, electric and walls will cause the remodel to become expensive quickly.

If the original fixtures, cabinetry and surfaces are in good condition, consider refurbishing instead of purchasing new, low-quality materials. Surfaces in bathrooms take a great deal of daily abuse that include multiple climate changes.

Did you know? Using sub-par materials can end up costing you more in the long run. For example, if you decide to paint the walls yourself, use mold and mildew resistant paint or primer. It may cost more than regular interior paint, but you won’t have to redo it in a year. If fixtures can’t be saved, they must be replaced.

Typical Projects

Bathtub: $400 — $1,500
Cabinets: $1,200 — $3,500
Countertops: $900 — $2,000
Flooring: $800 — $2,000
Lighting: $450 — $900
Shower: $450 — $2,000
Sink: $190 — $900
Toilet: $130 — $250
Paint: $100 — $150
Stylish embellishments: $50 — $100

A bathroom with a tub, toilet and single sink would have three fixtures. He estimates an average remodel will cost $3,000 per “hole”. So, a basic 8’x9’ bathroom with three fixtures would cost $9,000.

He creates a base rate for the products used by dividing the above number in half. So, for base grade fixtures, set aside a budget of $4,500. This number will double as higher quality materials are used.
Three Fixture Bathroom
3 × $3,000 = $9,000
Product Estimate: $9,000 ÷ 2 = $4,500
Basic Remodel $9,000
Mid-Range Remodel $13,500

Typical Mid Range Projects:

Richmond Bathroom Remodel

Bathtub: $2,600 — $4,100
Cabinets: $4,700 — $7,000
Countertops: $2,800 — $4,100
Flooring: $2,500 — $3,600
Lighting: $1,100 — $1,700
Shower: $3,000 — $4,800
Sink: $1,400 — $2,300
Toilet: $340 — $480
Paint: $200 — $300

Deluxe Remodel $18,000 5 hole bathroom is to estimate the cost of a master bathroom with a toilet, shower, tub, and double vanity. This is a bathroom with five “holes” or fixtures.

Five Fixture Bathroom
3 × $3,000 = $15,000
Product Estimate: $15,000 ÷ 2 = $7,500
Basic Remodel $15,000
Mid-Range Remodel $22,500
Deluxe Remodel $30,000

Typical High End Projects:

Bathtub: $6,000 — $8,000
Cabinets: $8,000 — $13,000
Countertops: $5,000 — $6,500
Flooring: $5,000 — $7,000
Lighting: $2,500 — $4,000
Shower: $6,000 — $10,000
Sink: $3,500 — $6,500
Toilet: $550 — $780
Paint: $400 — $500

As you can see there are different ways of approaching and planning a bathroom remodeling project. Whether the goal is to increase the rate of return on your investment, or you’re making improvements to your forever home, breathing new life into an outdated bathroom adds value. Of all the rooms in a house, the bathroom needs to be functional as well as comfortable and stylish.