Bathroom Renovations

Before you tackle a complicated project like renovating your bathroom or adding a new one, it might be wise to assess the time and effort you can devote to producing the results you want. Fitting a faucet is one thing, installing a complete shower enclosure is something else entirely.

How will you reinforce your sub-floor? Are you familiar with the code requirements? If you’re upgrading an existing bathroom in your spare time, can your family afford to be without the room for several weeks?

A bathroom remodeling project, however modest, requires more planning per square foot than any other room. Because it’s impossible to have a team of workers in the “smallest room in the house,” everything has to be done in sequence, making it essential to have a precise game plan. The worst-case scenario is when the only bathroom in the house requires a major makeover. This means no toilet, no shower, no running water – often for several days while pipes are rerouted and replaced. If the job runs into a snag, the lack of facilities may drag on for days. All family members should be prepared for considerable inconvenience, like going without showers for a few days and using a portable john.

In this month’s feature, we depict three bathroom renovations by Plumbing Mart.

About the Builder

Established in 1959 and serving the GTA, from Burlington to Oshawa, Plumbing Mart is Canada’s largest bathroom renovation company and has completed well over 18,000 renovation projects. Our promise to our customer is to provide unmatched personal service with a commitment to quality, design and elegant affordability. We also offer a complete selection of faucets and fixtures for the do-it-yourselfer. Plumbing Mart makes renovations easy, with a full range of complete kitchen and bathroom remodeling packages specially suited to individual tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Plumbing Mart provides a comprehensive 5-year warranty on all renovation projects.

For more information, visit www.plumbingmart.ca .

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Established in 1959 and serving the GTA, from Burlington to Oshawa, Plumbing Mart is Canada’s largest bathroom renovation company and has completed well over 18,000 renovation projects. Our promise to our customer is to provide unmatched personal service with a commitment to quality, design and elegant affordability. We also offer a complete selection of faucets and fixtures for the do-it-yourselfer. Plumbing Mart makes renovations easy, with a full range of complete kitchen and bathroom remodeling packages specially suited to individual tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Plumbing Mart provides a comprehensive 5-year warranty on all renovation projects.

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Home Renovation Reality TV

Jun 09, 2008 by Plumbing Mart

Turn the TV on and splash, a new group of castaways is being dropped off in the tropical waters lapping the sandy shores of the newest “Survivor” destination. A quick hit on the remote and your favorite world class chef is putting the final touches on a feast fit for a king, or at least your Saturday evening dinner guests. One more tap on the channel selector and the good old boys from the sunny south are dropping in a big block and putting the final touches on a prefect …

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A Word or Two About Design Styles

Feb 28, 2012 by BiglarKinyan Design Partnership Inc.

When it comes to renovating the home, most homeowners have difficulty describing the style that they want. With the amount of jargon and the subtle difference between the styles, you'd have to be an architecture historian to tell them apart. The following are brief descriptions of the most popular interior design styles meant to give you an edge in choosing and talking about the styles you like.

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Modern Classic by BKDP

Feb 28, 2012 by BiglarKinyan Design Partnership Inc.

The new kitchen was a part of a full ground level renovation in a modern classic style. Our goal was to make every elevation, however pragmatic, a balanced visual composition with interesting visual elements.

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The Updated Kitchen

Jan 01, 2012 by Clements Interiors

An out-of-date kitchen original to the home needed to be updated to reflect the new homeowners' desire to have a kitchen, which more accurately reflected their need for more storage and larger work surfaces.

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The Evolution of a Dream

Jan 13, 2012 by Dream Kitchens

Stunning all-wood dark cabinets add character and class to any kitchen. New granite countertops and hardwood floors allow the cabinets to stand-out.

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High Efficiency, Dual-Flush Toilets- Warehouse Sale

Jul 10, 2011 by Water Matrix

Tested to ensure optimum flushing performance, the Meridian dual-flush toilet features stylish design with the functionality of an optional 3.5 litre or 6.0 litre flush to meet the demand for reliability and water efficiency for today’s discerning homeowners. Maximize your water savings Minimize your water bill Pay only the HST

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Pure Air™ System

Jun 28, 2011 by Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

The Pure Air™ system improves air quality throughout your home.

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Restored Victorian

May 24, 2011 by Bayden Build & Renovate

Giving the house a fresh look while being true to its original look from the 1890’s, this Renovation project has been nominated for the 2011 Cabbagetown Restoration Award.

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The Britannia House

May 02, 2011 by Kurmak Builders

A bright new contemporary kitchen with walk-in pantry and skylight – what more could one ask for? How about an additional third bedroom and an addition to the main floor that creates a new master bedroom with an expanded ensuite? This stunning renovation inspires awe and envy.

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Addition with Accessibility

Mar 23, 2011 by The Construction Group

The home owner wanted to add more square footage to the house and at the same time wanted to ensure that the house would have enhanced accessibility.

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A Complex Beauty

Mar 09, 2011 by Latitude

This design-forward kitchen, combining both stunning Marble and Quartz countertops, won an award at the Annual National Design Competition presented by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

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