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Get Answers to the Most Common Questions about Bathroom Renovations in Ottawa

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Bathrooms, every house has them, every homeowner uses them, every contractor attempts to renovate them.

Not many people realize this, but the bathroom is one of the most complex rooms in a house. It involves every possible aspect of the construction industry, and very often, it’s all in the tight space of as little as 5 feet by 8 feet.

There are many different trades involved in a bathroom renovation in Ottawa, and several things need to be done right so that the final product is a bathroom that will serve you for years to come. A quality bathroom renovation will be a pride to the homeowner and deliver a solid return on investment.

Welcome to Miracle Dream Homes, Your Ottawa Bathroom Renovation Specialists

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At MDH, we have been bringing quality bathroom renovations in Ottawa to everyday Canadians since 2004. Bathroom renovation is one of our main focus areas and is the biggest part of the work we do.

On this page, you will find answers to some of the most common questions about bathroom renovation. We have provided an overview of our proven process that satisfied customers vouch for. This process is specific to our company, but even if you are not located in the Ottawa region, feel free to review it and implement it with your bathroom renovation contractor in your location.

In case we have missed something that you are looking for, feel free to reach out to us. We are a friendly team, and we like to help people just like you. We will be glad to assist you with your bathroom renovation needs.

The Cost of Bathroom Renovations in Ottawa

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This is one of the most common questions and perhaps the main reason people reach out to us or to their local contractor—to get an estimate. For your convenience, we have created a separate page where we have divided projects into groups and assigned costs to them. Feel free to visit our Pricing and Cost page.

Though it’s a little hard to accurately estimate your bathroom renovation cost without seeing it in person and discussing all details of the project, it is still possible. We hope that the samples below will give you general guidance about bathroom renovation costs and help you with planning your budget.

The MDH Process for Bathroom Renovations in Ottawa

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Click on Steps 01 through 06 Below

Contact Us

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This step should only take you 5-10 minutes. Fill out your information and choose the details of your project in our contact us form. Add a few pictures of your project if you have them, as this will greatly help us to provide the most accurate information to you.

At this point, you will receive a thank you email from MDH – this takes about 5 minutes to review. It will contain the information you provided us with, as well as links to videos we want you to review before we proceed to the next steps.

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Depending on the type of the project and its scope, in the next step you will receive a sample quote that would give you a fairly accurate idea of the cost and details of your project. Please review that and confirm with us if you would like to proceed to the next step.

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Phone/Video Meeting

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At this stage we will spend about an hour on the phone or video chat with you, we will answer all your questions regarding sample estimates, go over specific details of your project, and confirm all the costs and pricing with you. This will also allow you to meet us in the comfort of your home and see if we are a good match to work together.

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Home Visit

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This takes about 1-2 hours to complete. Further to the initial phone call/video call and after you have reviewed our paperwork, a home visit can be set up if you choose to proceed with the job. During this meeting, we will measure your bathroom, kitchen, or basement, review and sign off on the estimate, provide you with easy-to-follow instructions on product selection, and a list of products that you will need to choose for your specific project. We will give you all the right sizes you need and the required quantities. You will have a complete shopping list and a list of the preferred suppliers where you can choose your finished products and receive preferred special pricing on those products. You can be as involved in the process of selecting the finished products or as little as you choose. If you prefer to be less involved, we can pre-select products for you based on your requirement and you will simply confirm that selection.

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Product Selection

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We will supply all “rough materials” as part of our labor estimation. You do not need to bother yourself with buying every little screw and fastener. All plumbing, electrical, HVAC, tiling, framing, painting, carpentry, all rough materials will be supplied by us. We only use premium products and you can trust that we will not skimp on quality.

Finish materials: These are the products where we will need a little bit of your help for final selection. Since we all have different tastes and we all like different styles, we will leave the choice of finishing products up to you. After signing the estimate/project contract we will provide you with the detailed quantity and types of finished products you will need.

What are the finished products?

Your floor tiles, your wall tiles, your tub and shower bases, vanities, toilet, and mixing valves. Essentially, everything that you see and need to choose for your bathroom renovations in Ottawa. We will give you a list of preferred local suppliers where you can go to make your selections. We are always happy to pass on our contractor’s discount to you.

More details will be provided during phone call and/or meeting.

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Installation

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Once all your finished materials are in stock, we will call to confirm your installation date. We usually book that date after you’ve signed up and started selecting your finished materials. It is usually tentatively booked, and we confirm that firm date a few days or a week prior to your installation. A lot depends on materials availability. If what you’ve selected is in stock, your installation can take place sooner. However, if some or all your selected products are on special order, we will need to wait for them to arrive before we can start installation.

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Here are some additional common questions about bathroom renovations that we get from our customers:

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  • Can I use my own plumber/electrician?

    The short answer is no. We have a licensed, certified, and skilled plumber and an electrician who not only provide us with amazing pricing but are also a joy to work with. Their work is impeccable! The reason we prefer to work with our own crew is not to be difficult or restrictive, but rather, to ensure that we can stand behind our work with a warranty. We provide you with a 3-year warranty on our labor. For us to do that, we need to take control and ownership of the job site by entrusting our crew members who share our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Our goal is to deliver an exceptional bathroom renovation project experience from concept to completion, and for that, we need to be the “chef in the kitchen”.
  • Can I do my demolition?

    Well, sure, maybe, but why? It is very common for customers to think that a DIY demolition will reduce the cost significantly. It does not. Depending on the size and type of bathroom being renovated, a demolition can cost us between $200 to $500. It’s not an area where you can make significant savings through a DIY effort. You can certainly get your hands dirty if that’s what you’d like. However, if you are thinking about saving money, just tell us. We will try to work in some sort of a discount into your overall bathroom renovation project costs but still provide you with a full warranty and follow our standard process.
  • Can I finance my project?

    Yes, we are affiliated with FinaceIt and we can provide the convenient option of low monthly or bi-weekly payments that are fully open and can be repaid at any time. Most of the customers who choose to finance their bathroom renovation project will either opt for low bi-weekly payments with long loan amortization but will not carry the loan to its full maturity. Instead, they use the loan as a bridge and when their mortgage is ready for renewal, they repay the loan converting it to a low-interest rate. Another option is payment deferrals for 3 to 9 months with zero interest. We post all new updates and promotions on our social media platforms, so feel free to follow us there for updates.
  • How soon can you start?

    Most often, this depends on you. If all the materials you have selected are in stock and ready to go, we usually need 4-8 weeks before we can start. We do have a short notice waiting list too. Sometimes when a product is delayed and we have an opening, we can begin another project while we wait. Many of our customers have taken advantage of that and renovated their bathroom much sooner than expected.

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  • Do you provide a warranty?

    Yes, we are proud of the work we do and stand behind our quality with a 3-year warranty on labour.

  • What is the payment schedule?

    For most of the bathroom projects, we require a $500 deposit on signing the contract and 33/33/33 through installments on the remainder.

    For kitchen renovations, we require a $500 design deposit which becomes part of your contract if a design is required. Your cost of cabinets is paid upfront prior to ordering the cabinets. Your labour costs are split into 33/33/33.

    For basement renovations, we require a $500 deposit on signing the contract and 33/33/33 through installments on the remainder.

  • Where are you located, and do you work in my area?

    Our home-based offices are in Stittsville, Kanata, and Barrhaven and Ottawa. We prefer not to rent or own physical office space as this will add to the cost of running a business and in turn drive the overall cost of bathroom renovations higher for our clients. Our contractors live across Ottawa, some in Stittsville, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, and on the east end of Ottawa in Orleans.

    We service the entire Ottawa region. We have done bathroom, basement and kitchen renovation jobs in Carleton Place and Ashton, Arnprior, Stittsville, Kanata, Ottawa itself, and on the east end in Orleans, Rockland, and Cumberland.

  • How long will a bathroom renovation project take?

    It’s difficult to provide accurate timelines, but here are some estimates to give you an idea:

    2-piece powder room with tile will take under one week.

    3-piece bathroom with tile is likely to be completed in under two weeks.

    4-piece bathroom with tile shower and tub is usually done in under three weeks.

    These are general guidelines—please discuss your project with us for specifics that will apply to you.

    We hope we were able to answer your questions on this page. If we have missed something, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your questions using the form below. We will be glad to spend 10-15 minutes on the phone and provide you with information that is specific to your bathroom renovation project in Ottawa.

  • Pricing and Cost

    Here we give you detailed knowledge of the industry costs and our company pricing. We have tried to provide information that answers the most common question, “How much does it cost?” For some of our services, we can provide very accurate pricing. For others, where the scope of work is broader, we give you an estimate. With pricing for basement and kitchen renovations, we can only provide a ballpark estimate, but if you need more detailed information. please contact us

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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.