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How Much Does It Cost to Remodel a Bathroom?

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Remodeling a bathroom is the most popular home improvement project in Canada. 

In 2022, there are so many advancements in bathroom technology that can help you pamper yourself and live your most relaxed life. From a heated towel drawer to customizable jets with adjustable pressure for your shower, Magnolia Construction has you covered and can help you through every phase of the bathroom remodel process. 

But how much does a bathroom remodel cost? We are so glad you asked. There are many fees to consider when remodeling bc a bathroom, some of which you wouldn’t think of right away. 

Let’s take a look at how much a remodel costs and the value it can add to your home’s resale value. 

Costs To Keep In Mind For a Bathroom Remodel

Making the decision to remodel a bathroom in your home can be a daunting task. Here’s an overview of how much each phase of a renovation project will likely cost: 

Remodel Permit Costs

a man with a pencil designing a new bathroom remodel

A permit is required when performing a bathroom remodel since modifications to the plumbing in the bathroom will need to be approved by the city. Permits usually cost between 8-11 dollars per every $1000 of the project’s valuation. The minimum a permit application will cost in Ottawa is $80. 

When submitting your permit application, make sure to include a detailed description of exactly what will need to be done to your home during the remodel in order to speed up the permit approval process.

Don’t hesitate, to contact us today at Magnolia Construction and we can help you submit your permits properly so you don’t need to worry about denied applications and the need to apply multiple times, spending unnecessary time and money. 

Material Costs


The material costs for a bathroom remodel can vary greatly depending on whether it is a guest bathroom or a master bathroom.

If you decide to remodel your guest bathroom, the average spend on materials such as fixtures is $196 per square foot. However, if you are remodeling your master bathroom you can expect to spend $327 per square foot on fixtures to drastically transform your space. 

Labor Costs

On average, labor costs for a bathroom remodel work out to be between 40% to 60% of your budget. This can vary from project to project depending on the project’s scope. Make sure to budget closer to the higher end at 60% of your overall costs to be safe, this way you won’t be unable to afford to complete your project in an efficient manner. 

Reach out to Magnolia Construction today to receive a free quote to find out exactly how much your renovation project should cost!

Remodeled Bathroom Value

a construction worker renovating a bathroom

Think of remodeling your bathroom as an investment in your future. There will inevitably come a day when it will be time to sell your house so you can move on to bigger and better things. Remodeling your bathroom will increase your home’s resale value, so you’ll end up making back a significant portion of the cost of your renovation in the future! On average, you will be able to recoup between 56%-64% of your bathroom remodels budget. 

Remodeling your bathroom can be unnecessarily expensive if you don’t have the proper information and tools to execute it. Contact Magnolia Construction today to set your mind at ease and get the bathroom of your dreams. 

Trust Magnolia Construction With Your Bathroom Remodel!

At Magnolia Construction, we value our client’s time and money and will always work to provide world-class service to our clients to ensure you are as happy as possible with your renovation, construction, or remodel project. We will ensure that there are no hidden fees, and you know exactly how much you will be spending on your bathroom renovation project at every phase of the process. 

Don’t hesitate, to contact us today to begin your journey to the bathroom remodel of your dreams. You deserve it!