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Bathroom Renovations | Okotoks | Calgary

Bathrooms Renovations made perfect.

      Bathrooms are paramount to any homeowner or renter. The deciding factor of a homeowner or renter when it comes down to buying or renting is high on their list. Resale value makes bathrooms and en-suites renovations a prime space to start with first when deciding a renovation. It gets pretty exciting when you start looking for fixtures, tubs, tile, vanities to paint colors. Remember we are here to guide and help along the process for all selections. The renovation process doesn't have to be intimidating when you have the right company working with you. Elevation Renovations is a small company so you get undivided attention throughout the process. Labor is pretty much set in cost as it takes the same amount of time to install high-end tile or bargain bin tile. So when it comes to your renovation every penny counts and picking your materials is crucial to your bottom line budget. Elevation Renovations has special suppliers that only cater to a very select few contractors. Whatever you find at Rona, Home Depot, or any other Brick and mortar hardware store we can find ten times more variety of products through our suppliers and better quality. Keep reading to understand your transparency when working with Elevation Renovations.

Bathroom renovations in Okotoks and Calgary

    When it comes to either ensuite renovations, main floor bathroom 2 pieces, Basement washroom renovations we have hundreds of bathroom renovations under our belt. Removing walls to open up your bathroom or installing perfect tile and special fixtures is our specialty. We offer options and workable renovation ideas that are practical and beautiful for your project. If you want to renovate your bathroom but don't know where to start we can show you your options and spark ideas through our estimating process to deliver you your dream bathroom. We will work with you every step of the way to design and implement your dream bathroom renovation. Once your budget within your estimate is established for your bathroom remodel we start piecing together your ideas for style, design, and layout. Before your renovation starts we analyze your space for the best options on what will make your bathroom beautiful. Nothing is overlooked as we have options for everything going into your bathroom renovation. Before you shop for appliances, fixtures, and tile we will recommend what is best by material and product. We will show you how and what products are best for your bathroom and what purpose it will benefit you for years to come. Serving Okotoks, Calgary, and surrounding estimates are within 2 days of consultation.

Bathroom Renovations Tile setter experts

    The tile setting and finishing of your bathroom renovation are unmatched. We have some of the best tile setters and finishers in the trade. With a life long practice and skill set, we take pride and detail to the next level. Every corner and paint blemish is considered in your bathroom renovation. We have a fine eye for details and take the time to make things as perfect as we can with no exceptions. Most won't see the little things but with your peripheral view, you'll know something isn't right. We make sure when you view or see tile corners, trim, or paint details they look great. To see what we are talking about view are photos online or book a time to come see our work. We are happy to show you our renovations before and after to showcase our skill sets and experience. This is what we do and it's more than a business but a passion to build beautiful spaces that bring joy and comfort to everyone knowing your bathroom renovation is built right.















Walk-in Showers and Tile

    There is nothing like a beautiful walk-in shower after a busy day. When your bathroom has been built with a fine eye and a great design it truly becomes your own personal spa. Truly a well-built and designed ensuite bathroom is a must in every home. Before tile setters start tile there is a great amount of work beforehand so your tile is close to perfect. The tile setter will check the backing board, Mold resistant drywall, or other subsurfaces to make sure they are plumb, level, and true. Once established the tile setter will start to apply the Schluter membrane within the walk-in shower. Once the Schluter is installed he will use a laser to establish the level and plumb lines to make sure everything starts off on the right foot. With the Schluter installed it makes the waterproofing bulletproof to water and moisture. The amount of time and money invested you have to make sure you have great tile setters.

Walk-in Shower Curbs

    Walk-in shower curbs give a little more splash zone protection. Most companies recommend and install curbed showers to protect themselves from improperly installed curbless showers. Curbed showers are great if you're going for that look. Curbed showers will keep the water contained within the shower pan for sure or the "splash zone" some will call it. If you find the right contractor that has the skill to install a curbless shower we recommend going this route to eliminate the tripping hazard. Elevation Renovations can build beautiful curbed showers as well as it holds to their purpose.

Curbless Showers

    Curbless showers are seamless in Okotoks and south Calgary. Elevation Renovations builds a lot of showers and we can tell you Curbless is the way to go these days. Curbless showers are wheelchair accessible and offer a smooth transition from wall to wall. Curbless showers are great paired with a grab bar for seniors and children. Match your shower with a bench seat and you now have your own spa at home. Curbless showers take a fine eye and someone very attentive to detail in slopes when setting tile and constructing the pan. There are special materials and techniques involved to pull a well-functioning draining shower floor off. Either you know how or you don't know how to build a properly sloped curbless pan. We have special trades to build these shower pans that will last the stand of time. If not in a basement we cut out the sub-floor and recess the subfloor down 3/4 of an inch. We have in most cases 3/4 of an inch to slope the floor to the drain. The only "con" would be is your splash zone extends to outside the door. As long as you keep your shower glass closed while running your shower you'll never have problems. Call or email us today to see what we can do for you.

Planning and Budgeting Your Bathroom Renovations

     There is a lot of planning that goes into a bathroom with features that are endless. Elevation renovation has packages that you can feel and see with a price breakdown. All finishing materials can be changed out before any step is finalized if you choose to do so. Did you know there is more than one way to waterproof a shower? I'm sure you know this already but did you know that there are countless ways to approach a waterproofed shower that will save more than half of a home depot waterproofing system? Once you decide to work with us after consultation the planning starts. Planning your bathroom renovation is key to saving money and having the outcome you dreamed of having. 

Competitive Pricing

    Elevation renovations stay competitive and below market costs by offing other Premium products that save you money. Elevation Renovation's goal is to save you money while delivering a premium product. We have a certified warranty, 2 years, and 10 years. Open communication and transparent estimates which can be upgraded or changed out at any time make Elevation Renovations stand out from the rest. We are not a cut and dry take it or leave it renovation company. All decisions are made by you on the estimated budget set out by you on materials, and time, ( "I mean it's your renovation and bathroom so you decide with full control.") We will help with full material selection, detailed and managed budget, coordinated timeline, and full job outlines from start to finish. We include a full professional timeline, budget breakdown, and detailed materials with a very high-tech software program to streamline the process.

Bathroom Cost And What To Watch Out For?

     Bathroom renovations can cost a lot period. Bathrooms and kitchens are the most expensive to renovate because of the craftsmanship and materials involved. If your stand-alone shower is of normal size say 144Sq/Ft. Three walls and a floor in tile alone at $10 Sq/Ft is $1440 dollars. $10 dollars an Sq/Ft is on the cheaper side if you buy at Home depot. So $1440 is not including mortar, grout, sealer, labor, waterproofing, glass, shower pan, and fixtures. Kerdi shower pan runs around $650 for your typical shower, not including labor to install. Waterproofing starts at $450, mortar $100, Grout $100, Fixtures start at $300, Plumbing full day, tile work, clean up and design, etc. You see how the expenses add up. Contact Elevation Renovations to see what we have to offer and what we can save you!

Estimating Your Bathroom Costs

     Hard to guess your bathroom renovation costs? Any renovation always ends up costing more for unforeseen expenses. At Elevation Renovations, we break down the estimates so you can see where your money is going in an itemized quote at every step. This is best as you review your estimate we can make adjustments before you decide to take the plunge on your bathroom. "Get it? Haha." Let's say you want to change lighting or tile before we get to that point? Don't worry as we can change anything out of the estimate before work starts. If you change anything the current estimate will be updated to reflect the change. If you think it's too much or the color isn't working we can discuss your options so you are never stuck on a hard decision. The work will never start on each step till you are happy with the decision. Tile seems to be a large determining factor among other materials and installation costs. Sourcing tile for your bathroom renovation can be expensive and daunting. With our tile retailers and recommendations, we can source exactly what you want for discounted pricing. 

Permits And City Requirements

     All work gets a city permit. The city can and will inspect the work before the next step of construction. When work is ready for inspection we call it in and in most cases, within 48 hours the inspectors are in and out in less than 5 minutes. This is a sure guaranty that the work complies with all codes and things are done properly. On top of the inspection, we give a 2-year 10-year warranty. You have no worries or doubts knowing your hard-earned money has been spent wisely. Call or Email us today for a free estimate.

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Bathroom Remodeling Problems

The Bathroom is a small space but can cause huge headaches. Here are a few pointers to watch out for during your bathroom renovations. Either a two-piece bathroom or a full on-suite these problems will disrupt the flow of everyday life and make things a little harder till corrected or fixed. Worse yet these problems can turn into a compounded problem and cost a lot more than the initial situation currently. The listings below are ten items to watch for and evaluate yourself or by a professional.


1. Poor Ventilation

Poor bathroom ventilation causes moisture and humidity to slowly take over all the materials within the bathroom. You won't notice right away but onset moisture daily will start to smell "musty." Surfaces will bubble or start to grow mold. This is detrimental to your health and everyone in the household. To solve this problem your bathroom cubic feet have to be determined and a proper ventilation system matched to the cubic feet needed. The ventilation system should be examined and installed by a professional. Elevation renovations offer warranties to any in-home renovations. We carry tools to test and evaluate your ventilation system. Moisture meters are also used to check behind walls and on all surfaces to make sure there aren't other damages we can't see. This is best as we can see and find problems before they happen to you. Make sure you let us know before your consultation so we can bring the tools and professionals to you so we can write up a proper estimate.

2. Leaking fixtures

Most can put up with leaking fixtures as a drip here and there maybe. The problem with this is it doesn't take much for the humidity to spike and cause mold and mildew issues. consulting a professional to fix these leaky fixtures is ideal as you don't want moisture problems that lead to other compounded problems which could cost thousands of dollars down the road in repairs.

3. Running toilet

Everyone has experienced this more than once. Your toilet water float will refill the water tank for a second every so often. This problem costs you on your utility bill every month. Hiring a professional to reset your float valve in your water tank is best to save money. Ask your plumber or renovator to show you how to prevent this so you can maybe fix it if the problem ever happens again.

4. Cracked or damaged tile

Cracked tile could be a multitude of problems. Problem with cracked till is if moisture is getting through to the backside of the drywall or sub-floor surfaces there could be rotten and mold mildew issues you can't see. We have seen countless issues you can't see from the surface but once the material has been removed there was expensive repairs and damage. Crack tile in the shower or wet areas of your washroom should be inspected immediately. If you don't address small issues it could compound into costs unforeseen and unexpected which could have been avoided altogether.

5. Hard water

In Okotoks, Calgary, and any surrounding towns we have a hard water issue. Hard water will scale and build up and prevent your shower and faucets to not work properly. It is wise to CLR once every 3-6 months to clean and get things flowing again. This is part of your maintenance as a homeowner anyway. Home water softeners or some call them Ion exchange units, are appliances that remove calcium, Magnesium, and other minerals from drinking water. The water softener traps calcium and magnesium then exchanges them for sodium or potassium minerals. 

6. Maintenance

Maintenance on your bathrooms is something a lot of neglect. Make sure to check your tile, fixtures, and weather seals now and then to make sure everything is up to snuff.  Sealing your tile is very important as this will prevent not just stains but moisture mold and mildew from taking over. Unsealed grout will wick up moisture and dirt as it'll act like a sponge. There are ways to clean this with professional cleaners and know-how. The cleaners we use are professional-grade and used by professionals but you're in luck as most home hardware stores carry cleaners that work OK and will get the job done. Keeping up with maintenance is key to making sure your bathroom stays functional and working properly. 

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