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What happens after you contact us for a quote:

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1) Estimating the budget. 

Each renovation project is unique and it’s necessary to have a full understanding of expectations, scope of work, and budget right from the start. Our estimator and a lead contractor will work with you over the phone and email to discuss what you need and how we can help you achieve what you are looking for. You will receive a detailed estimate for labor and rough materials cost, which will be tailored to your specific reno needs and desires; our years of quality work and experience in choosing excellent rough materials are in every job we do.

The final budget with finished materials will depend on your personal choices of style and brands of what you want us to install, though we will always offer our knowledge and recommendations. Once the scope of work is agreed upon and the budget acceptable for you, our estimator will visit your home to confirm the measurements and details for the contract. You will still be able to add to or remove items from the initial estimate, but overall it will be an accurate and clear guide to your budget.

Cost of the estimate:

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Simple Bathroom Renovations = no charge estimate

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Bathrooms, which require our work on re-planning or creating a new layout, which we provide with our estimate = $200 deposit fee that is credited back to you once you accept the estimated contract for work.

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Kitchens and Basements generally require extensive planning of layout and detailed 2D/ 3D plans and designs, which we provide with our estimate = $500 deposit fee that is credited back to you once you accept the estimated contract for work.

2) Design selection and Preparations. 

Once you accept the estimate/contract for work with Miracle Dream Homes, our design consultant, also your project manager, will be helping you with preparations for your bathroom, kitchen, or basement renovation. The entire process of design and finished materials will be easy and well organized – you still keep control of your budget and choices, but will also have a friendly and experienced design consultant helping you create your unique bathroom, kitchen, or basement space, where you will feel comfortable for years ahead.

Once we start working together, we will extend to you our contractor’s discounts offered to us by a number of stores and suppliers.

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3) Scheduling. 

Once we know the estimated times of arrival (ETAs) or in stock availability of all your chosen finishing materials, we can schedule the start day.

Our scheduling is based on the availability of materials you have chosen. In general, we have a capacity for a quick turnaround if the materials are available, since we have multiple trades crews and contractors working full time. 

4) Installation. 

A shower-to-tub conversion will take approximately 1 week, and a typical 3-piece bathroom will take approximately 2 weeks, Monday – Friday from the start of the work to the completion. We respect your time as much as ours, and always strive to accommodate your timing and make sure there are no delays on our side. Kitchen and basement timing is very individual and can be set when the scope of work is established and orders are placed.

All our workers are highly qualified for the job they do and our electrical and plumbing work is performed by licensed trade contractors. During the entire process, your project manager is easily reachable to discuss any questions or additional work, or work order changes, if anything is needed.

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5) Warranty

We offer a 1-year warranty for our labor. In our experience, in the rare chance that there may be an issue related to work, 1 year is plenty of time for any issues to arise. After the 1 year period, we still accept warranty calls, however,  investigations show time after time that a fixture failure, unrelated to the installation, is what is likely the issue.

We strongly recommend keeping all the receipts for the manufacturer’s warranty for everything you purchased for the installation. Miracle Dream Homes always takes Ontario Building Code as its guide for industry requirements, and for everyone’s peace of mind, we are fully insured with WSIB and general liability insurance.

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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.

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    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.