Are you interested in remodeling your bathroom? A quick search online will tell you that the cost of a bathroom remodel in the Bay Area can be anywhere between $10,000 and $80,000! You’re probably wondering how costs can vary by that much. While a simple, small chic guest bathroom can be at the low end of the scale, a master bathroom renovation job can be far more expensive. On average though, you’re looking at roughly spending from $25,000 to $40,000, particularly if you’re set on including all the dream features.
The best way to make the most of your investment is to plan it from the beginning. Let’s look at how to do this to make sure that you can complete your bathroom renovation without overspending.
Know What You Can Afford
The first step is making sure you know exactly what you can afford for your bathroom renovation. Once you arrive at a number, you’ll know whether or not you can actually create your dream bathroom, or if you need to cut some of the dream features out. Remember, you can cut some of the expense by using less costly materials rather than the higher priced counterparts. For instance, a San Francisco company recently revolutionized public bathrooms with beautiful laminate floors that had a marble aesthetic. That’s a lot less expensive than installing real marble flooring!
What Work Needs To Be Completed?
Once you have a number, think about what is the most important work that needs to be completed in your bathroom. A lot of buyers these days are removing the bathtub and using the extra space to install a dream, deluxe shower. Often called a “tub to shower conversion”, this is particularly attractive in urban areas where the busy lifestyle doesn’t particularly suit long soaks in the tub. Other aspects of your remodeling project can be much less expensive, such as installing shelving that can be used for a beautiful row of candles, decorations or even small plants.
Keeping High Standards
Do make sure that when work is completed in the bathroom, it does meet the highest possible standards. Remember, shortcuts can lead to safety issues. Recessed lighting has become a popular choice for contemporary bathroom decor. If the work here is not of high quality, it can cause a fire hazard in your home.
Plan For Distruption
Don’t worry, it won’t actually be that disruptive, but you will need to deal with being one bathroom short for at least a couple of weeks while work is completed. Do you have a full family? It might be worth planning a bathroom schedule for those busy Monday mornings when everyone wakes up late.
Consult with a professional Bay Area bathroom remodeling company. This is what they do all day, every day, so at the very least they can answer all your questions and offer helpful suggestions. Good remodelers will almost always provide free estimates and many are equipped to handle every aspect of your remodel, from design, products, fixtures and installation. If you’re looking to keep things simple for yourself, then one-stop shopping might be the way to go.