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You’ve saved up some money for a bathroom remodel but you aren’t sure if it’s going to be enough. This is a predicament that many homeowners face...
When you are remodeling a bathroom you’ll want to make sure you pay attention to costs and your budget. Money is always the priority for most homeowners when considering a bathroom remodel, but if you live in Southern California you’ll notice that you’ll be paying more than the prices you see online. According to HomeAdvisor the national average for a bathroom remodel is $9,758, but this price won’t get you much in Southern California (it’ll be more of a makeover than a remodel). We know it might seem like a general contractor is overcharging you, so we’ve written this article to help you understand the true prices of remodeling a bathroom in Los Angeles. Based on our bathroom remodeling experience, a typical Los Angeles style bathroom remodel can land in a price category of “Good, Better, Best” pricing. With “Good” being a decent bathroom remodel nice fixtures, and “Best” being a luxury bathroom experience.
2021 Update: The Pandemic & 'Texas Freeze' have caused material shortages and an increase in raw material prices. Everything from cabinets, flooring, concrete, paint, adhesives, and lumber have increased in price since 2020. Be prepared to pay 15% to 30% more for a bathroom remodel in 2021/2022. Source: Wall Street Journal
Homeowners have many choices to make when remodeling a bathroom and the total cost of the project might change according to their style and tastes. As we’ve mentioned in other bathroom articles, homeowners have full control of what they are going to pay for their remodel. If you have a small and modest budget they can only consider moderately priced materials; an extravagant budget can accommodate high-end materials. Do keep in mind that Kitchen & Bathroom remodels can increase your home’s resale value significantly, but it can be quite the investment. It’s essential to plan and budget according to your needs, expectations, and what you can afford to build. It’s essential to gather all your inspiration, research the costs, and decide what you can include in your project. Set a budget for paint, tile, plumbing fixtures, lighting, ventilation, etc. We have a helpful price calculator that you can download our Bathroom Calculator HERE - it will help you establish and keep track of allotments within your budget. If you will be updating fixtures like a new toilet, a new sink, and a new bathtub you’ll spend between $8,000 and $10,000 on materials alone. You’ll also need to consider the cost of labor because you’ll need people to install your new fixtures. Unless you know what you’re doing, we suggest leaving this to the professionals.
Based on our experience, bathroom remodeling prices in Los Angeles tend to be higher than the national average. You should expect to pay more than the prices you might see on HGTV, DIY Network, Houzz, or Home Advisor. Based on our past projects in the South Bay region of Los Angeles, you should expect to fit within the three price ranges below.
Remodeling a small bathroom is significantly less expensive than remodeling a large master bathroom. Because the room has a smaller footprint, you’ll need fewer materials to change the look of your bathroom. You’ll also save on labor costs because they tend to be quicker and less complex than a large bathroom remodel. Here are three tips to help you save on your small bathroom remodeling project.
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For over 15 years Bay Cities Construction has helped hundreds of homeowners with their bathroom remodels. When you hire Bay Cities Construction you don’t just hire a contractor, you hire an entire team of Pros. With several years of experience, our team has the expertise to help you with Interior Design, Architectural and Engineering Services, City Representation, Permit Processing, and Construction services. If you think Bay Cities Construction is the right team for you, contact us today. We will help you design, engineer, and build your dream bathroom.
Ready to take the next step? We’re certain that Bay Cities Construction is the best general contractor for your project, you can Schedule an Appointment by clicking HERE. We offer a complimentary 1-hour consultation at our office, so you can meet our team and we can discuss your bathroom remodeling project. Our team of Pros can help you design and build the spa-bathroom your dreams. If you have been disappointed by other contractors, it's time to call one of the best home remodelers in the South Bay.
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