Do you have a room in your Santa Cruz house that needs remodeling? Perhaps that older, dull bathroom? You know, the one that still has the original wallpaper and dated tile counters. Renovating any part of your home can be an excellent idea but, if you're planning to one day travel down the road of a bathroom remodeling project, there are a few things you should be aware of.
First things first, you should always set an affordable and realistic budget. Don't make the mistake of designing a bathroom you can't afford to build. When remodeling a small bathroom with some minor updates, the project's costs are typically less expensive than remodeling a large master bath with new fixtures, tubs, tiles, etc. So make sure you also keep in mind that different budgets will need to be set for different bathrooms.
When it comes to the average costs for a Santa Cruz bathroom remodel, homeowners should factor in things such as local labor hourly rates, material costs, and if any local permits are required. According to the website Manta, which is known for providing visitors with a comprehensive database for individual businesses, industry verticals, and geographic-specific listings, bathroom remodeling costs for a Santa Cruz home can range from a little more than $4,400 on the low side and $21,000+ on the high end.
Here are a few specific tips to help you save money on your bathroom remodel:
Work within your existing floor plan. Moving plumbing can be expensive.
Shop around on material prices and consider checking facebook marketplace and craigslist for deals. You may need to check daily or set up a saved search but this is a great way to save on fixtures, flooring, and tile. Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is another great place to snag deals on construction materials.
Consider a shower insert with panels instead of a tiled shower.
Skip the glass shower door and find a cute shower curtain.
Paint your existing vanity and replace the hardware instead of buying a new one.
Not sure where to start? Give us a call and let us fund and manage the renovation for you before you sell! Even if you aren't planning to sell the team here at Revest Homes is happy to refer you to great local contractors and figure out the best way to fund your project.
For more information about Santa Cruz home remodeling projects, call or text us today at 831.200.8722!