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 location.  

Starting from scratch: Another completed basement bathroom renovation
Before – Basement Bathroom Installation

A new rough-in for a 3 piece basement bathroom installation. 

To start this basement bathroom renovation, we called in our plumber Art from Summit Drain and Plumbing Services of Ottawa to relocate the placement of plumbing pipes, both drains, and supplies. We finished framing for a partition wall as well as bulkheads and framing for a sliding pocket door. New drywall was installed everywhere and finished to level 4 finish. 

Make it warm and cozy with a heated floor for this basement bathroom renovation! 

We ran a dedicated electrical line for the heated floor, with its own panel breaker. For this basement bathroom installation, we went with a stand-up shower with an acrylic shower base coupled with DensShield/Aquadefence waterproofing on the walls. The highlights of the bathroom renovation are the subway-style tiles for the walls and large-scale tiles for the flooring. After painting and trimming, check out the final product! 

Starting from scratch: Another completed basement bathroom renovation
AFTER – Basement Bathroom Installation

Overall it took us about 2 weeks to complete this project and the overall cost of this project was just over $22,000 CAD. 

Adding a clean and functional basement bathroom is an excellent investment and a great way to improve both the usability and value of your Ottawa home. Talk to us to see what we can do for your basement bathroom.