Victoria Renovation Costs Guide

Are you considering a renovation or remodel of your home in Victoria, BC? From kitchens to bathrooms to new flooring. This handy guide will give you an estimate of what a renovation costs. All prices are sourced from my clients, social media forums and talking to local Victoria contractors. Please note there is a large variation in prices depending on the process and materials involved.  I broke the prices down into 3 categories, from simple cosmetic updates you can do on a budget to complete high-end rebuilds. This list should be used as a rough estimate only for your renovation project.

Last updated, February 2021.

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Kitchen


Under $10,000
Re-paint existing cabinets, new handles and door hardware, new sink and faucet, new lighting, new appliances.
$30,000
New IKEA cabinets, quartz counters, appliances, fixtures.
$50,000+
Complete rebuild with high end appliances, wine fridge, granite counters, new flooring.

Bathroom


$2500
New vanity & sink combo, new toilet, paint.
$10,000
New flooring, new vanity, sink, lights, mirror, toilet.
$25,000+
New walk in shower, new bathtub, heated floors, double sinks.

Flooring


$2 per square foot
Floating flooring, Home Depot specials, DIY
$5-10 sq ft installed
Quality vinyl planks or laminate.
$10-$20+ sq ft
Hardwood, engineered hardwood, tile

Painting


$5000
A small one bedroom condo
$15,000-$20,000
A 2000 square foot home.
$25,000+
A large home.

Structural


$2500-5000
Removal of one small non-loading bearing wall. New drywall and paint.
$10,000-$20,000
More walls and structure removal, electrical and plumbing
$100,000+
Extensive structural work, load bearing walls, beams, roof.

New roof


$10,000
A simple, low pitch roof with minimal work to remove existing one.
$10,000-$20,000
A typical sized asphalt roof, medium pitch.
$50,000+
A new metal roof

Windows


$300 per window
A self-installed vinyl window from Home Depot
$500-10000 per window
Professional installed
$2000 per window
Cutting new windows into the wall, high end triple pane.

Other factors to consider when rennovating:

  • Will you hire a general contractor? As a general rule of thumb, GCs charge 10-20% of the total cost of the renovation. However, a good GC can save you this cost easily if he or she has the right connections and coordinates the job efficiently.
  • Are you able to do any of the work yourself? Consider saving money by doing the demolition and clean up yourself. A pickup truck load out to Hartland is $30. If you hire someone they will charge $200 for the load.
  • Paint yourself. Paint is relatively cheap and you can buy the materials needed to paint a home for $500-$1000. Don’t forget to paint the ceiling first!
  • Shop for deals on light fixtures from Costco and Home Depot. You pay a huge premium for a showroom style fixture store and for the plumber to purchase them on your behalf.
  • Trim work and laminate flooring is relatively easy to install with the right tools and Youtube videos. In Victoria Saanich Rentals and Home Depot both have tools available.
  • Expect the unexpected. The scope of a renovation has a tendency to change on its own. If you are opening up any walls in an older home, new BC building code requires you to address any non-compliant deficiencies you find.