There comes a time that you just get sick of your current bathroom in your Chico, CA house. You may not be sick of your current bathroom, but some other issue is necessitating the remodeling. Rotten floorboards, damaged pipes, broken fixtures and any other type of emergency repair can force you to remodel the bathroom regardless of if you wanted to or not. While you dream of granite counters, stone tiles, and luxurious bath fixtures, there is one catch to all of that. Remodeling costs money, and you will need to lay out a budget before you start. How much money will it cost you to remodel your Chico, CA bathroom?
The National Kitchen and Bath Association reported that the average bathroom remodeling cost over $11,000. Low end remodeling projects tended to run in the range $2500, while higher end projects were in the ballpark of $20,000. Of course, these are all just estimates and averages that don’t take into account why you are remodeling or what you want out of the remodeling project.
The majority of your projects budget will be used on labor costs. That includes plumbers to deal with any pipe work, carpenters and contractors to install cabinets and fixtures, tilling experts, electricians, and perhaps even designers. You can lower the labor cost by trying to do some or all of the project yourself. However, as the old saying goes, time is money. You should consider how long it will take you to do the project yourself and if you will have to take time off from your job to finish the project in a timely manner.
You can also save some money in Chico by doing the project in piecemeal. This may not be possible if some issue necessitates that the whole room be torn out at one time. However, if you are just wanting to update and upgrade the bathroom, you can and probably should try to do the project in staggered steps. Have a new toilet and sink installed one month, while you do the tiling
and wall painting or wallpaper the next month. This way you can spread the costs out over time and not have to shell out thousands all at once. Likewise, you can save some money on the budget by purchasing fixtures and materials as they go on sale over the course of the year rather than paying full price for toilets, tile, cabinets, and faucets. These things regularly go on sale, especially as big box stores try to clear out their stock of old designs for new ones. Take advantage of this to get the things you want and need at a drastically reduced price.
Keep in mind that unexpected issues often crop up in the process of remodeling a bathroom. You may discover additional issues that have to be resolved that eat up precious resources from your budget. Always budget out at least 20% more than you plan on spending so that way an unforeseen reworking of your plumbing system doesn’t steal your second sink you had dreamed of.