Costs of Home Renovation in San Diego

Costs of Home Renovation in San Diego | (619) 786-0973 | Trusted House Buyers

Today’s topic focuses on the many costs of home renovation in San Diego. So in this video, we will tackle specific costs associated with home renovation in San Diego. My name is Brian of Trusted House Buyers and it’s important to understand the ins and outs of the fees associated with home renovation in San Diego; thanks for tuning in today.

Are you looking to renovate your home in San Diego?  The task can seem a bit daunting because there can be so many details that add up.  Whether you are renovating a room or a majority of your home, there are many important factors to consider that will help you determine the cost to renovate your space.

One of the most significant variables in your renovations price tag is the size of your space.  The costs can range from $10-$60 a square foot on up to $150 a square foot if you choose high-end materials and top-of-the-line appliances.  

Now, let’s get into the details.  You can first begin by making the distinction if you are renovating a “wet” room or a “dry” room.  Wet rooms are rooms with water running to them like kitchens, bathrooms, and utility rooms.  These rooms definitely take up more of your renovation budget than dry rooms.  Dry rooms include living areas and bedrooms that typically only require paint and flooring.  

Let’s focus on two of the most important areas of your home – the kitchen and bathrooms.  Afterall, these are the rooms that home buyers are most interested in.  When diving a bit deeper into a bathroom renovation, the pricing can vary considerably based on the type of cabinets, counters, and fixtures you choose.  If you are changing the footprint of the bathroom, the price tag can increase significantly because this can require permits, an architect, and possibly moving plumbing. Cabinets, for example, can range anywhere from $500 on the lower range all the way up to $10,000 for a higher priced budget.  Let’s look at showers – these can range anywhere from $1000 all the way up to $5,000 depending on the square footage, tile, and fixtures.  

Let’s move on to kitchens, the heart of the home and arguably the most important room in your home.  A full kitchen remodel can range from $10,000 up to $65,000 and beyond.  Those figures are a hard pill to swallow!  When remodeling your kitchen four main areas really impact your costs: cabinets, countertops, appliances (which can really send your budget soaring), and flooring.  Let’s look a little closer at countertops, for example.  The price can vary significantly based on the material used.  Stone can range from $4000-$7000, while laminate (a more economical option) can range from $1000-$3000.  It is important to factor in not only the materials, but the labor it will cost for installation as well. This is often underestimate and a large portion of the actual costs.

Now, when it comes to the “dry rooms” like your living room or bedrooms, you can choose to DIY it or spend the money on a higher end renovation.  Bedrooms typically range between $2000-$7000 while living rooms can run $10-$60 square feet.  In both of these spaces, some people may choose to only change paint and fixtures while others want to change windows, add electrical, and change out the flooring.  As you can see, the range and budget of a house renovation can start off small and quickly get out of control.

One of the final and more important costs to note is if you will need to hire a contractor or if you will be doing the work on your own.  Many homeowners feel they have the skills and knowledge to attempt home renovation projects on their own, only to find themselves in a sticky situation when they realize they need a contractor to help them complete and/or fix the problems they started.  Here’s the bottom line: renovating your home is not something to take lightly.  Once you have gathered the ins and outs of the costs of renovating, many homeowners simply choose to jump ship because the price is simply too overwhelming and also living through a renovation is definitely not for the light-hearted.  Unfortunately, a home renovation is nothing like the shows you see on television and can quickly get out of hand.  If a home renovation is simply too expensive and too daunting of a task to take on, you may want to consider liquidating your home, no matter the condition and finding one that is more turnkey with very little to no work to be done by you.

That’s where someone like Trusted House Buyers can help. We can offer you a cash offer, take your home as-is and close on your terms. For more information on how we can help you avoid the hassles and costs of a home renovation in San Diego, you can always call us at Trusted House Buyers by dialing, 619-786-0973.

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