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Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

Author: Shardul Gaikwad

No Obligation Bathroom Remodeling Estimates

Plan Your Bathroom Remodel with Accurate Budgeting

Bathroom remodeling can have different cost levels based on the size of the room and the extent of planned changes. Do your goals include renewing bath surrounds and updating lights and fixtures? Are you aiming for a makeover that includes a full tear down and renovation? California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers offers in-home visits to understand the scope of your project and provide free bathroom remodeling estimates.

Partner with us to add value to your home, fix damage, and enhance the functionality of your bathroom or powder room. We serve homeowners across San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Cambrian.

What Are Your Bathroom Remodeling Goals?

According to Forbes, the average cost of a bathroom renovation is $10,000. However, small changes may fit within a few thousand dollars. Simpler goals, such as repairing damage from a water leak will cost much less than a full remodel.

Similarly, you can spend $30,000 or more if you want luxury fittings, high-tech bathroom fixtures, and top of the line materials for a fully updated, modern bathroom. With the added value, you can recoup what you spend if you decide to sell your home. Put another way, giving your half-bath a new look will cost less than gutting your 500 sq. ft. luxury master bathroom to install a high end bathtub, designer shower stall, marble floors, and quartz countertops.

We’ll discuss your goals and budget to start, and then help you determine the most cost-effective solution for your bathroom remodeling project. Nail down your plans early so you can prepare an accurate budget based on free bathroom remodeling estimates from our experienced and knowledgeable team.

What to Include in Your Bathroom Renovation Budget

Prioritize your design choices and materials based on these industry standards:

  • Labor – 20%
  • Cabinetry and hardware – 16%
  • Walls and ceilings – 5%
  • Doors and windows – 4%
  • Design – 4%
  • Faucets and plumbing – 14%
  • Countertops – 7%
  • Fixtures – 15%
  • Flooring – 9%
  • Lighting and ventilation – 5%
  • Other – 1%

Pro tip: Pad your estimates by 10% to 20% to prevent going over your budget.

When you work with our experienced estimators and remodelers, the budgeting process goes quickly and smoothly at no cost to you.

Need ideas to get started? Browse our gallery to find inspiration for your bathroom remodel.

Looking for more advice on how to plan and stay on budget for your bathroom makeover? Contact us today for free bathroom remodeling estimates in San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Cambrian. Call 408-360-9700 to set up an in-home assessment.

Explore the Top Bathroom Remodeling Ideas for 2023

Design Inspiration – from Small Renovations to Major Overhauls

What are some of the biggest remodeling trends on the radar this year? Some older ones are making a dramatic comeback (think bold wallpaper), while newer ones like bidets and wet rooms are gaining popularity. At California Kitchen and Bath Remodelers, our experienced team can assist you in evaluating your current bathroom to determine a budget and plan for a makeover. From small renovations to updating a larger bathroom, we will help you get the biggest bang for your buck with the best bathroom remodeling ideas for 2023.

Do you still have the original bathroom for your San Jose home built in the 80s or 90s? Our expert remodelers will be happy to share useful tips and tricks on modernizing your bathroom to match your lifestyle needs and creative vision. We are ready to help you bring enhanced function and exquisite form to your home in San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, or Cambrian.

Significant Bathroom Trends that Deliver a Whole New Look

When our skilled designers discuss bathroom remodeling ideas for 2023, we present you with the top trends and tailor them to fit your home. You can achieve amazing things with well-considered updates, such as a new tub that forms the centerpiece of your bathroom or a lower vanity to accommodate children and family members with disabilities.

Some homeowners want to maintain the original character of their homes. If your home was built or last updated in the 1980s and 1990s, things probably look a bit outdated. Fortunately, you can have the best of both worlds. Keep one foot in the past with a focal feature indicative of the build date. You can celebrate the 80s by leaving in gold bathtub fixtures for a spa-like opulence, for example. However, you’ll want to trade in small, worn tiles for 12-inch ones you can easily maintain. Go for stone or porcelain to upgrade old ceramic tiles.

Here are additional pointers to escape the 80s and 90s time loop going on in your bathroom!

  • Add a decorative mirror to replace a large, flat one.
  • Modernize gold or opulent fixtures by choosing sleek new brushed metal models.
  • Update the lighting from frilly 80s sconces to chic LED lighting.
  • Paint the dusty blue or peach walls with neutral tones to bid the 90s farewell
  • Get rid of damaged vanities and put in an extra sink if there’s room
  • Update that old-world wainscoting with subway tile installed vertically
  • Facilitate aging-in-place in an ADA-compliant bathroom, with a chic wet room for your shower area

Achieve the look you want with the best bathroom remodeling contractors in San Jose. We cover everything from installing double sinks, bidets, and wet rooms, to updating your lighting, adding stylish cabinetry, replacing the flooring, and much more.

Minor Bathroom Design Updates with a Big Impact

You can transform the look and feel of your bathroom with as little as one or two well-planned changes.

  • Change your pedestal sink for a compact sink-and-vanity combination to give you added storage.
  • Don’t waste overhead space. Take cabinets to the ceiling and add a shelving unit over the toilet to store extra supplies.
  • Use large tiles if you decide to tile an accent wall. They’re easier to install, fix, and clean.

Looking for more bathroom remodeling ideas for your 2023 home makeover? Contact us today! Our service area includes San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Cambrian. Call 408-360-9700 to set up an in-home consultation.

Do You Know What Determines Bathroom Remodeling Costs?

How Much Will You Pay for Bathroom Renovations?

Bathrooms see more use than many other rooms in your home. They require regular maintenance and updates. Occasionally, you may need to invest in a complete remodel. In setting your budget, you may wonder how much other homeowners spend to beautify this essential space. The answer depends on a variety of factors that determine bathroom remodeling costs.

Recent data from home-improvement site Angi indicates an average spend of $10,788 nationally, or about $70 to $275 per square foot on bathroom remodeling. With growing labor shortages and supply chain issues affecting material availability, these costs can quickly spiral upward. In fact, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), most primary bathroom renovation costs are now averaging between $20,000-$30,000, and can go up to $50,000 or more.

Do you have big ideas to fit into your renovations budget? California Bathroom and Kitchen Remodelers can help you create a functional, beautiful, high-tech bathroom.

How to Envision and Budget for Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

Remodeling projects may involve adding new lighting, flooring, countertops, cabinets, a mirror, and fresh paint. However, some renovations require construction to re-route plumbing, expand the room, and refurbish the space from the studs up.

Here are some of the major construction costs that cause your bathroom remodeling budget to expand rapidly:

  • Drywall replacement
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical work
  • New fixtures and fittings

Find out how materials, repairs, and other elements impact your total bathroom remodeling costs.

Materials, Existing Damage, and Other Factors Influencing Renovation Costs

Pricing for bathroom remodeling can vary based on materials, square footage, fittings, and fixtures (showers, toilets, tubs, sinks, cabinets, shelving, and vanities), and finishes (marble, granite, porcelain, brass, copper, and other options).

  • Lumber: If you need lumber to replace damaged studs, it can add significant costs to your project. Supply chain issues in the lumber industry have increased the price of lumber. Rising demand may mean waiting longer for materials to arrive, potentially delaying your project. Our professionals handle materials procurement to make the process hassle-free for you.
  • Scale: It’s essential to plan out large, primary bathroom remodels with high-end fixtures and expensive materials. If you need to move or replace plumbing and electric hook-ups, for example, it may add thousands of dollars to your bathroom remodel. Fortunately, our experienced designers and installers can help you stay focused on changes that will turn your remodel into a major lifestyle upgrade. Done correctly, your updated bathroom will also significantly increase your home’s value.
  • Flooring: Vinyl, porcelain, ceramic, and other flooring options form the foundation of your bathroom remodel. We can recommend materials and styles that meet your renovation goals.

Before you can enjoy that first soak in your new jetted tub, consider how the quality of materials and finishes will impact your total costs.

Rarity and Quality of Materials

The number, type, and brand of fixtures are a major factor in your renovation decision-making process. Consider cohesive style, longevity, and cost before making your final decisions. We love brass, stainless steel, and bronze faucets, and can match the theme of your design!

  • Brass faucet (most expensive): Highly recommended when you want a sturdy faucet. Brass faucets resist leaks, are easy to clean, have a beautiful shine, and come in gloss or matte finishes.
  • Zinc faucet: Zinc is a great alternative to brass but won’t last as long, tending to corrode.
  • Stainless steel faucet: This is another more affordable but less durable alternative to brass. It resists corrosion and cleans up easily.
  • Plastic faucet (least expensive): Although it’s the least expensive option, a plastic faucet requires frequent replacement.
  • Chrome: Chrome is popular, versatile, resistant to damage, and durable.
  • Nickel: Nickel has a distinctive finish and lasts a long time. One of the most long-lasting options, it comes with a higher price tag too.

Consider quality options that will look amazing in your new bathroom and stand the test of time.

Square Footage

To an extent, square footage drives the cost of renovations, because you’ll need more flooring, paint, and other materials for larger bathrooms. On the other hand, if you choose cheaper or costlier faucets and other fixtures, it will lower or raise the total cost.

Corners Versus Rounded Features

Rounded features generally cost more than square or straight-edge ones. Consider this when choosing the style of your countertops, baseboards, and drywall finishing. Rounded edges may also add to the labor costs and time, so determine whether they are integral to your overall design.

Quality of Existing Structure

A typical bathroom remodel may include some plumbing and electrical work. You may need to replace your flooring due to dry rot, tear down drywall to eliminate mold or water damage, or otherwise invest in your home’s infrastructure. Factor in these costs first and scale your upgrades accordingly. Otherwise, you could end up paying more to repair and replace later and risk undoing your bathroom remodel. You might also want to think about improvements that meet ADA guidelines for safety.  

For high-quality materials and well-crafted looks, you can trust California Bathroom and Kitchen Remodelers. Our service areas include San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Cambrian.

Call 408-360-9700 to learn more about what determines bathroom remodeling costs or contact us online for an estimate.