2023 San Francisco Bay Area Remodel Costs
As you’re pinning incredible home remodel designs on Pinterest, creating your Houzz ideabooks, and buying home style magazines, it’s hard for the question of a remodel budget not to creep in. Before you engage with a remodeling contractor, it’s helpful to understand how much a typical remodel costs in the Bay Area.
With a lack of pricing on most remodeling companies’ websites, understanding what you’ll need for a home remodeling budget can be quite a mystery, especially if you’ve never remodeled before. And even if you’ve renovated in the last 10 years, prices change quickly. That’s why we’ve provided average kitchen remodel costs, bathroom remodel costs, and entire home remodel costs for design build renovation projects on this page, and on each project page in our portfolio.
Due to global supply chain disruptions and increased demand during and after the worst of the pandemic, as well as significant increases in the construction materials and services market, the prices on projects in our portfolio are the prices paid in the last year and a half, and may vary from actual costs in today’s dollars. We continually update these investment ranges in a rapidly changing market.
How The Global Supply Chain Disruptions Have Affected Renovation Costs
The construction landscape is rapidly shifting. Even with many homeowners heading back to the office, we are seeing a new normal. More people are working from home, and business travel has decreased as businesses learned during the pandemic that Zoom was another tool in their toolbox for communication. Families’ priorities are changing and the dynamics of our lifestyles are still evolving. We saw the costs of materials as well as labor and sub-trade pricing increase significantly. The huge increase in demand during the pandemic, and disruptions in the supply chain drove unprecedented increases in lumber, building materials, and related services, though we have seen some prices coming down. Additionally, many products are on backorder (for example, SubZero/Wolf can be 12-14 months out from the date of the order), and delayed products demand repeated visits to homes to complete a remodel, driving up costs both with contractors as well as sub-contractors.
When you are quoted an initial investment range, be sure to ask your remodeling company whether the quote considers the almost inevitable increase in raw materials costs and sub-trade pricing that can happen through the course of your project.