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We are your Experienced home Bathroom Renovation & Remodeling General Contractors

(With more than 100 finished Bathroom renovations to our credit)

We can renovate and/or remodel any space and transform it into such an attractive, functional and welcoming bathroom area that you’ll be tempted to spend way too much time there!

offering the best in Creative Bathroom finishing, Renovation & Remodeling solutions

We Service Durham Region, Clarington, Northumberland County & Beyond

Hiring us To Renovate Your Bathroom Means:

We Partner With Our Renovation Clients

We're partners

We’ll work with you by listening to your needs, ideas & offer our insights & experience to get you the best results.

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Budgets matter

We appreciate your commitment – along with the resources involved – and there won’t be any bloated surprises.

Contractors With Liability Insurance & Workers Compensation Coverage

Total transparency

You’ll always know where we are along the timeline & we’re always here to answer any questions or to explain the details.

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Next-level design

You’ll be left with an amazing & beautifully- crafted basement renovation that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

There's more to what we offer than just an incredible bathroom renovation.

A lot more, actually.

In addition to delivering stunning and next-level bathroom renos, we also have a gifted touch at selecting appropriate décor and all of the finishing touches.

Choosing such things as lighting, tiles, flooring, colours, bathtubs, shower styles and more can be quite an overwhelming process and we’ll be more than happy to help you benefit from our experience with modern choices that will match your personal taste and help to enhance your space to its fullest.

At the very least, we’ll provide you with more options than you might have had otherwise.

Selecting the best general contracting company for your bathroom project can actually be a pleasant experience...

IF you know what to look for.

With no shortage of local companies calling themselves “General Contractors”, how do you really know that any of them will be a good fit for you and your home improvement finishing project?

You’re going to be spending a lot of money, not to mention welcoming these people into your home, and you just want things to go right. It sounds simple enough, but we all know it rarely is.

We always want our clients to be confident in the choice they’ve made, so here are some tips on how to select the best general contracting company for your bathroom project.

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Vince Gratton, Owner of MAX Improvements General Contractors in Newcastle, Ontario

Vince Gratton

Owner, MAX Improvements

Customer Testimonials

Kind Words from one of our bathroom reno clients:

We hired Max Improvements to renovate both of our full bathrooms and were very impressed from start to finish!

Vince and Nathan were very friendly and easy to discuss our visions and ideas with. They gave us great suggestions where to choose tile and fixtures and listened to what we were asking for. We could count on them showing up on time every day and focusing on our renovation project until it was completed. They were very tidy and put down drop sheets and cleaned up every evening before they left which made living in a renovation zone a lot easier to deal with!

I would highly recommend them if you're looking for quality renovation work completed in a timely manor at a reasonable price.

Thanks again Vince and Nathan for all your hard work!

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Robin Solowka
Bathroom Renovation Client

Transparency. Flexibility. Dependability.

We keep things simple with an organized & effective approach to each Bathroom finishing project:

Home Improvement: Project Initiation

Project Initiation

Our first step is to listen to you and see what you would like to have happen.

Home Improvement: Existing Conditions Analysis

Conditions Analysis

Then we take a look at the actual space and assess what your options are.

Home Improvement: Initial Design

Initial Design

Together with your input, we’ll put some ideas together for you to review.

Home Improvement: Finalizing Design

Finalizing Design

Then we’ll create the final design that we will use to guide us through the project.

Home Improvement: Construction & Demolition

Construction & Demolition

The work will begin and we’ll follow the timelines that we set out in our contract.

Home Improvement: Project Finalization

Project Finalization

When the project is complete, we’ll walk you through it for your feedback and approval.

Do we need a Bathroom Renovation or a Bathroom Remodel? Is there a difference?

A lot of people think that the terms “renovate” and “remodel” are interchangeable and basically mean the same thing.

There is actually a technical difference between the two, however, and you should know the difference before planning your project.

A bathroom renovation would include restoring what already exists, like a new shower, vanity, taps, lighting and paint.

Remodeling, on the other hand, is when you make changes to the existing physical structure itself.

Remodeling a bathroom would include those things as well but you’d be looking at changing the structure such as moving a wall, adding a wall, moving the door to another spot, moving or adding a window, etc.

If you’re happy with the existing structure or layout of your bathroom, you’ll most likely be looking for a standard renovation.

If you want to change the layout of the existing space, you’ll be looking at a remodeling project plus whatever features you’d like to include with the renovation.

The total costs for either a renovation or remodel will depend on the scope of the project, the skill required to perform the tasks, the quality of the materials being used and the amount it will take to  complete the work.

As for the costs or pricing of renovating your bathroom – all things being equal – a general renovation is usually cheaper to do than a remodel.

If you’re unsure as to which will be better suited for your particular project, reach out to us and we’ll be more than happy to come by to discuss your options. 

Professional Bathroom Finishing Services

The benefits to upgrading your home bathroom include:

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Customer Testimonials

More Kind Words from our Bathroom reno clients:

We had big expectations for our ensuite bathroom and Vince was the perfect fit for the job. Two sinks, a walk-in shower, heated floors, great lighting... We're so happy with how everything turned out!

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Our bathroom was in such a small space that we didn't think anyone could do much with it. Vince took out a wall and now we've got a huge modern bathroom that's three times the space.

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We love our new bathroom!!! The old one was so very outdated and we'd been thinking about upgrading for a few years. We found Vince and couldn't be happier with the results! Great job!

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Bathroom Reno & Remodeling FAQs

People always have a thousand questions about their bathroom renos pertaining to costs, materials, project timeframes and just about anything else that’s involved in such a project.

We obviously can’t answer them all here, but we try to anticipate the most common ones and provide you with at least a ballpark answer whenever possible.

If you have a specific question and don’t see it below, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and ask.

Our #1 asked question and one that we really can’t answer without knowing your project details, unfortunately.

That being said, what we can confidently tell you is that it might not be as expensive as you think and that you should consider getting in touch with us to talk about it.

Once we have a better idea of what you’re thinking about, we’ll be able to offer you a ballpark amount and then go from there.

Our second most-asked question and one that we can never really give an answer to unless we know the specifics of your project.

What we can tell you is that we value quality over speed and that, as a ballpark statement, you should probably count on your basement renovation taking at least 30 days.

That’s a tricky question to answer.

Without knowing anything about your existing space, what you would like to have done and what your budget actually is, we’re unable to comment, unfortunately.

The best way for us to give you a ballpark estimate is for you to contact us so we can arrange a time to speak about your project in detail.

We can always accommodate mid-project modifications to the scope of work, but it would of course change things likes timeframes, completion dates and costs (which would also be adjusted).

Our experience enables us to anticipate many future changes and/or additions that homeowners might ask for, however we always want you to be happy with the end result and we’re more than willing to work with you to achieve that goal.

Quite a few.

It’s difficult to keep track of them all but we can confidently say we’ve completed more than 100 bathroom renovations.

We generally do the majority of work ourselves, however if a specialist is needed we will take care of that on your behalf.

We have developed great working relationships with some of the best tradespeople in the business and you’ll have nothing to worry about.

For permits, if needed, we’ll definitely take care of those on your behalf as well.

We’re located in Newcastle, Ontario, and routinely work with homeowners throughout Durham Region, Clarington and Northumberland.

Typically, our construction will begin within four weeks of the contract signing date.

We use that time to complete any ongoing projects and obtain the necessary materials to complete your basement project.

Together, we collaborate with homeowners to create a bathroom design.

After deciding on your bathroom’s intended purpose, an initial sketch with measurements is used to create a customised bathroom floor plan.

When the plan is completed, it is sent back to the homeowner for review.

Often, several back-and-forth revisions are made between the homeowners and the ourselves making refinements to the bathroom plan until everything is just the way you envisioned.

Once we are all in agreement, we move forward with the drawings and we will be ready to proceed with the bathroom remodel.

This is a common concern with homeowners and the good news is that we’ve got you covered.

We do our best to contain the dust to the bathroom by installing a plastic partition to separate the bathroom entrance from the rest of the home.

We use “Ramboard” on the floors and we do our best to keep the jobsite clean as we go along: At the end of each workday we vacuum and clean any mess that was created in the finished areas of the house.

By the time we’re finished, the only thing we’ll leave behind is ana amazing bathroom renovation that you and your family will love for many years.

We’ve been in business since 2006 and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with references and past clients to speak with.
Yes, we carry the required liability insurance and Workers’ Compensation coverage.

This is such a great question.

A finished renovated bathroom will definitely add resale value to the home and potential home buyers are generally more excited about a custom finished bathroom as it has more of a level of personality to it than the rest of the home.

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About Max Improvements:

Max improvements specializes in quality home general contractor services you can trust that include professional finishing, renovations and remodeling for bathrooms, basements, kitchens and more. We also offer custom fireplace installations, custom bar design and custom laundry room remodels. In business since 2006, we are a local and family-run home renovation and remodeling company and have worked with hundreds of homeowners throughout Durham Region, Clarington and Northumberland County. We never overbook clients, pay attention to the smallest details and work with our clients to ensure they get what they want, on-time and within their budgets.

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