case study

Basement bathroom transformation

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Cost: $41,810

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Duration: 6 weeks

Toronto homeowner Vikki had done some minor renovation projects in the past, but this time around things felt different. With a vision in mind to completely transform her basement bathroom, she wasn’t sure if she needed permits for the scope of work, or even where to start. 

The homeowner reached out to Billdr with the hopes of being guided through the process and to gain a better understanding of what kind of work the renovation would entail. With the help of a project manager as well as from our design services, Vikki could move forward with her basement makeover.

Jesse Cowan, Billdr project manager

project manager

Jesse Cowan

Dan Paiken, General contractor

General contractor

Dan Paiken

Victoria Suen, Architect

Architect

Victoria Suen

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A bathroom brought back to life

Vikki’s project involves turning her dark and unused basement sauna into a bright and up-to-date bathroom with a walk-in shower and a dark wood finish on the vanity. Although the space could initially only fit a small shower, general contractor Dan Paiken from Bru Construction advised they move a wall, which ultimately allowed for a much larger shower. She also decided to modernize the adjacent laundry room with all new flooring and freshly painted walls for a cleaner look. 

With Victoria Suen from Billdr’s design services helping Vikki with the design plans as well as obtaining building permits, Vikki was able to have a smooth renovation that can now allow her to enjoy her revitalized basement bathroom and laundry room.

Bathroom layout design

Bathroom layout design - Build X Design

Before and after

AFTER

BEFORE

Cost breakdown

Basement bathroom transformation

ITEMS
AMOUNT

Demolition

$4,150

Structural wood

$3,930

Walls - interior

$3,820

Walls - insulation

$1,710

Flooring

$3,240

Ceiling

$2,395

Painting

$1,820

Doors and windows

$2,430

Electrical

$3,160

Plumbing

$7,000

HVAC

$1,620

Accessories and furniture

$1,725

HST 13%

$4,810

Total (CAD)
$41,810

Project date: March 2022

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