Bright, open-concept kitchen

Ground Floor + Kitchen

An 800 sq. ft. ground floor and kitchen renovation. Converted to an open-concept custom kitchen, powder room, modified and replacement doors and windows.

Project Estimate



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Design & Project Management


Thoroughly measure and document the existing home.

Prepare Plans

Prepare floor plans and elevations of existing house and site plan as required for space planning.

Define Scope

Consult with architectural designer to define project scope and feature requirements.

Prepare Concepts

Prepare conceptual plans with required revisions.

Permit Drawings

Prepare detailed permit drawing package with necessary engineering for underpinning and beam work.

Engineer Review

Prepare HVAC heat loss calculations and heating system design drawings by the heating engineer.

Prepare Finishes

Prepare finishes selections sheet and provide selection and finishes assistance from the interior designer.

Electrical Plans

Provide electrical and lighting plans for basement.


Obtain permits.

Project Management

Provide project management planning, oversight and supervision of construction.

Cabinet finishes
Brass hardware ‘pops’ elevate the space

Construction Scope

  1. 1.Demolish and dispose of all finishes and partitions throughout ground floor, exposing perimeter solid masonry walls.
  2. 2.Provide structural reinforcement of 2nd floor floor joists and/or add beams(s) as required to allow fully open concept at ground floor and provide stud walls at perimeter of ground floor to accommodate insulation.
  3. 3.Provide modifications to rear wall of ground floor and provide new, large patio door system.
  4. 4.Provide new front door and replace existing ground floor windows.
  5. 5.Provide plumbing for new kitchen and powder room including good quality plumbing fixtures and provide modifications to existing stacks and/or plumbing at underside of existing 2nd floor where required.
  6. 6.Provide modifications to existing ductwork as required to feed 2nd floor and to optimize performance at ground floor.
  7. 7.Provide 3” of closed cell foam insulation at perimeter walls of ground floor.
  8. 8.Provide drywall at walls and ceiling throughout ground floor.
  9. 9.Provide tile flooring at front entrance and provide engineered wood flooring throughout ground floor.
  10. 10.Provide custom cabinets and solid surface countertops, with stone backsplash.
  11. 11.Provide sanding and refinishing of existing staircase from ground to 2nd floor and provide make-good to existing handrails/guardrails as required.
  12. 12.Provide 3 solid core paint grade interior doors with good quality hardware.
  13. 13.Provide paintgrade jamb extensions and casings as required at windows and doors and paintgrade baseboards at ground floor.
  14. 14.Provide priming and painting (2 finish coats) throughout ground floor.

Additional Costs

Not included but potentially required or requested for this type of project.

$14,000 -> $35,000

Gas fireplace and decorative surround.

$15,000 -> $35,000

Replace ground to 2nd floor stairs and guardrails.

$5,000 -> $35,000

Added electrical and/or smart home AV electronics.

$8,000 -> $35,000

Added custom millwork/wall units.

Kitchen appliances.

Above cost range figures include the costs of trade contractors, labour, materials, additional design, permits, project management and GC fees where applicable, but do not include HST