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Starting from Scratch: Another Completed Basement Bathroom Renovation

Starting from Scratch: Another Completed Basement Bathroom Renovation

As you can see from the before and after photos, this basement bathroom installation started with pretty much a clean slate. The basement had a plumbing stub out, which is different from the plumbing rough-in. Usually, when a builder leaves plumbing in the basement it’s a stub out, which means the plumbing comes from under the concrete slab in roughly the right location. Most of the time, the pipes must be properly re-positioned to the exact spot where the shower base, toilet, and vanity would have their final…

Showcasing a Stunning Bathroom Renovation in Ottawa by Miracle Dream Homes

Showcasing a Stunning Bathroom Renovation in Ottawa by Miracle Dream Homes

We are very happy to report the completion of another 3-piece bathroom renovation in an Ottawa south home.  Though it’s a very typical bathroom renovation project and 3-piece bathrooms are very common in modern construction, the project turned out to be quite a nice looking bathroom. It’s not a big bathroom, but it’s very cozy and clean and the client loved the way it turned out. We did too!   The scope of work included conversion from a bathtub to a shower; the customer opted for an acrylic shower base with tiled walls. We have installed a very functional tiled niche, and the choice of black…

How Can I Add Storage to My Small Bathroom?

How Can I Add Storage to My Small Bathroom?

Is it possible to add some storage to a small bathroom or is it a contradiction in terms? In this short article, we will address how to maximize the storage in a small size bathroom and what one can expect as far as functional storage capacity during bathroom renovations in Ottawa.   Defining the Small Bathroom   Your bathroom may feel small, but it may be a standard size bathroom of 35 to 40 square feet. Small bathrooms are usually defined as anything smaller than 5 feet wide by 7 feet…

Is A Shower Better than a Tub in My Small Bathroom?

Is A Shower Better than a Tub in My Small Bathroom?

Often homeowners wonder if they should have a bathtub or a shower in their bathroom. In small bathrooms, it’s a very relevant question, but there’s no definitive answer. You need to think about the space you have available and what’s best for your family’s needs. Here are some pointers about what to consider during bathroom installations in Ottawa when choosing between showers and tubs.   What are your bathroom renovation goals?   If you’re renovating your bathroom to sell your home, you want your bathrooms to appeal to a wide range of people. If the bathroom is…

What Colour Should I Use to Make My Small Bathroom Look Bigger?

What Colour Should I Use to Make My Small Bathroom Look Bigger?

Are you renovating your bathroom or a small powder room? Wondering what colour you should choose to paint the walls and the ceiling? Colour is a rather simple question that can often lead to a lot of confusion and worry. Here are some suggestions from bathroom contractors in Ottawa that will make the daunting task of choosing the colour for your small bathroom project an easier process. What Colours Already Exist in Your Bathroom? If you’re choosing a wall colour, think about the other elements in your bathroom.…

What tile size should I use to make my small bathroom look bigger?

What tile size should I use to make my small bathroom look bigger?

The question about bathroom tile and the best size and shape is probably one of the most commonly asked questions about renovating a small bathroom. There are several important aspects that this question opens up and we will address them one at a time in this blog.   Trends in Bathroom Tile Size   Choosing the right tile for your bathroom installation in Ottawa can make a big difference in the final results. Modern bathrooms are using many different tile sizes, not just the 12×12 tiles that were popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Larger tiles, 12×24…

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    Kitchens are complex renovation projects and often require a significant investment. Needless to say, a successful custom kitchen renovation adds tremendous value to your Ottawa home. Based on our experience installing kitchens in Ottawa, your preparation work, which would include walls, flooring, electrical, and some plumbing for an average size kitchen start from about $10,000. Your kitchen cabinets for an average size kitchen usually would start from about the same amount of $10,000. There are exceptions to this. We have installed many kitchens in basement apartments that cost less. The best thing is to reach out to us to discuss your project in detail. Below you will see some before and after pictures of kitchen renovations. We have also provided short descriptions of what was done and rough costs of the projects.

    To ensure the ease of the process for you and us, we remove the stress of all the supporting materials selection and simply leave it up to you to choose your finish materials. Even with that, help is available if you need to choose the right style of the cabinets or the functionality that will meet your needs. We can help you design your kitchen cabinets, or you can use one of many kitchen companies that will design and sell the kitchen cabinets to you. Perhaps you have already designed and purchased the cabinets and installation of them, such as the Ikea kitchen cabinet, and simply need to prepare the space for your new kitchen. We offer complete and partial kitchen renovation services, where you can have us handle the entire project, or we can do a partial preparation for your kitchen and a kitchen manufacturer will come in to install kitchen cabinets.

    At Miracle Dream Homes (MDH), we have been renovating, remodeling, and redesigning bathrooms and kitchens, and finishing basements in the Ottawa area since 2004. Our experience ranges from updating older homes to restyling newer ones, renovating for aging-in-place requirements, expanding smaller spaces for greater convenience and comfort, personalizing home designs and layouts, and much more. Our customers across the Ottawa area count on our skilled crews and the experience of our team to complete their home renovation projects on time and on budget.

    It takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill. Tradespersons such as plumbers and electricians, when going through an apprenticeship program, take at least 5 years or 8,280 hours before they are fully ready to start working on their own. DIY enthusiasts often feel excited about projects such as bathroom renovations, kitchen remodels and basement renovations. Of course, it is exciting to think of a home makeover! However, it’s important to know that whether you renovate your bathroom, basement or kitchen, getting professional help will not only save you time but potentially thousands of dollars.