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A bathroom renovation can improve function, aesthetics, and lifestyle. A bathroom remodel can also increase your home’s resale value and have a good return on investment. The advantages of upgrading your bathrooms are many, but the decision to do so comes down to cost.

How much do bathroom renovations in Calgary cost? There are several things to consider and factors that play into the price of a bathroom remodel. The size and complexity of the renovation, choice of materials, and intricacy of design all come into play.

Contemporary Bath Kitchen and Design Center specializes in bathroom renovations in Calgary. Here we break down the things that can impact the cost of your bathroom remodel. We’ll also share some data on cost breakdowns, so you can have an idea when preparing a budget.

Factors that affect your bathroom renovation cost in Calgary

When it comes to pricing a bathroom remodel, there are many things that impact cost. When you work with Contemporary Bath Kitchen and Design Center, we will discuss your goals, budget, and help you make choices that fit your budget. Here are a few things that will affect the bathroom renovation cost:

Size and scale of the bathroom renovation

A larger bathroom, or a bathroom addition starting from scratch, will cost more than a smaller one. First, you’ll need more materials for a more significant renovation. You’ll also require additional labour, including plumbers, electricians, tile installers, painters, and other professional trades. Depending on your plans you might have additional permit fees.

Complex bathroom renovations usually require a professional designer. Having a design team will ensure your renovation complies with building code and ends up as beautiful as you envisioned.


Changing the bathroom’s layout, or roughing in a new bathroom, will require additional services from a certified plumber. They will have to move or retrofit plumbing, which is more time-consuming than simply swapping your old fixtures with new ones.

Minor cosmetic bathroom renovations in Calgary might not require the services of a plumber. For example, you might keep your fixtures and faucets but install new flooring, vanity, tile, and paint. Cosmetic bathroom upgrades are less expensive.


The materials always impact the bathroom renovation cost in Canada. You can choose budget-friendly materials, like luxury vinyl tile flooring and laminate countertops, or go high-end. An intricate tile floor and marble countertops on a custom vanity will be more expensive. However, these upgrades are worth the cost when investing in your home, lifestyle, and enjoyment of the space. They can also produce an excellent return on investment at resale.

The price of materials is also ever-changing. Rising fuel costs increase transportation costs, and those costs are often passed down to the consumer. Supply chain issues and inflation can also cause some materials to be more expensive than others. These details are something your team at Contemporary Bath Kitchen and Design Center can help you navigate.

Bathroom Renovation Cost Breakdowns

For the most accurate estimate for bathroom renovation cost, Calgary homeowners can reach out to Contemporary Bath Kitchen and Design Center. We will provide a free, no-obligation consultation and offer a detailed estimate for your specific project. In the meantime, there is available data that can give you a ballpark idea of what you might spend.

Average bathroom renovation cost

The average cost of a mid-range 3PC bathroom renovation is $15,000 – $18,000.  Costs can be lower depending on the scope of work. A high-end bathroom remodel can cost $30,000 or more.

Master ensuite remodels with high-end or custom fixtures and finishings are typically the most expensive bathroom remodels.

How much do fixtures cost?

Fixtures have a drastic cost range, and it depends on their quality, brand, and features. There are areas you can cut costs on your bathroom remodel, but we recommend investing in quality fixtures. Many low-end fixtures you’d find at a big box store are not built to last. They will cost more in the future when they need premature replacement.

Plus, investing in water-efficient fixtures and faucets can help you save water and money over the long term. We can show you options for low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets that will reduce your monthly utility bills.

Here are some bathroom fixture price estimates without installation included:

  • Toilet: $300-$400 for basic, $700-$1,200 for high-end
  • Bathtub: $300-$1000 for basic, $1,500 – $10,000 for high-end
  • Sink: $50-$250 for basic, $700-$2,000 for high-end
  • Lighting: $200-$500 for basic, $600-$1,000 for high-end

For the most accurate pricing, visit our showroom! Our team is happy to show you quality fixtures and faucets within your price range.

How much does a bathroom vanity cost?

A bathroom vanity is essential for storage and creates a focal point in the room. However, the cost of a new vanity varies. You can choose a cost-effective stock vanity or opt for custom cabinetry. Supplying a new bathroom vanity will cost between $500 and $5,000, depending on your choices.

You can also choose to refinish your existing vanity. With this process, you keep your current vanity cabinets and have it refinished with new stain or paint. Upgrading the hardware, knobs, and drawer pulls can completely modernize the look. Then, you can choose a new vanity countertop that suits your budget and complements your bathroom design.

How much does a tub to shower conversion cost?

Bathtub to shower conversions is increasing in popularity. Homeowners are swapping out the tub they rarely use for a beautifully tiled, walk-in shower. Walk-in showers are attractive, luxurious, and accessible. Walk-in showers are ideal for those with mobility challenges or planning to age-in-place.

Depending on the scope of your renovation, materials you pick, and what they find behind the old bathtub surround, your tub to shower conversion can cost between $8,000 to $15,000.

If you’re opting for this conversion, we recommend keeping at least one bathtub in the house. Homes without a bathtub might be challenging to sell in the future, as tubs especially appeal to buyers with children.

Creating a Bathroom Renovation Budget

Creating a solid budget for your bathroom renovation cost in Calgary is best to reduce overspending. You can start by researching cost guides like this one and then speak to professionals for an estimate. The more information you have about your renovation, design, and materials, the more accurate you’ll be with your budget.

If you find the cost is too high after some research and planning, Contemporary Bath Kitchen and Design Center can help. We can present some cost-effective alternatives to some of your choices. Our industry, product and installation knowledge will help you meet your renovation goals within your reasonable budget.

We also recommend you keep a small emergency fund for your bathroom renovation. Sometimes, unexpected costs can come up, and preparing for that will reduce stress. For example, we might find some moisture damage in the wall when we take out your old shower. That will need repairing before the renovation can proceed. Adding 15% to your budget will help take care of those things.

Bathroom Renovations with Contemporary Bath Kitchen and Design Center

We offer one-on-one consultation and project management to our customers. You’ll work with the same people throughout your entire project, from design through construction and completion. Our team will help plan and manage budget, trades, schedule, products, and ensure your bathroom renovation smoothly.

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