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Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

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.


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San Jose, CA 95125

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