Bathroom Remodel Orange County
The rising popularity of the glamorous bathroom appears related to a lifestyle shift. The popularity in luxury amenities has brought a shift in how we address “water closets” or “restrooms”. A yearning for a room where you can get away from it all and just indulge yourself for a moment. Escape, comfort, retreat and indulgence are words that come to mind when we think of bathrooms; our havens for the mind, body and soul. How will you indulge yourself in your bathroom remodel?
An aesthetically beautiful bathroom is always top of mind when contemplating a bathroom restoration in Orange County. However, here at Sea Pointe, we strive to make sure your bathroom remodel is not only beautiful but functional as well. We take into consideration how you want to use, and often times share your space. Our bathroom designers will also show you design elements that maybe you have never thought of; space-saving designs, expanded storage solutions, unique materials and lighting elements just to name a few.
Design-Build Bathroom Remodeling
One of the greatest benefits of choosing a design and build construction company, like Sea Pointe, is that design, engineering and construction services are all under a single contract. This means that you get the value of all of your construction professionals communicating, collaborating, and ensuring that all items match left to right and top to bottom. Your designer will work with you to design a stunning bathroom while our draftsmen, engineers, and project managers ensure everything is measured accurately and reflected in your construction documents for proper materials ordering. All construction professionals must sign off on the purchase order for your materials. By the time you sign your construction agreement, we will have the costs down to the penny of what your remodel will cost you. This means little to no change orders when working with a design build firm.
Advantages of Design Build
This integrated approach to construction and remodeling ensures continuity between all phases of the design and build process. The design-build concept allows us to design your remodel with value engineering in mind. Design, quality, cost and time are all determined simultaneously. This ensures that your budget is kept to a minimum, your construction time is reduced, and you will have the peace of mind that your bath remodel is done to your exact specifications, whether you need a simple bathroom remodel or a complete bathroom renovation.
Traditional construction models do not have the draftsmen under the same roof as the contractor and this often provides for significant cost discrepancies from your wish list to what you can afford list. Draftsmen are taught to design home structures, space allocation, and floorplans. It is not part of their experience or skills to cost this out; this is the contractor’s job. We often find the draftsmen draws the bathroom of your dreams while your budget can only afford a portion of this dream. The design build approach to remodeling will prevent these mishaps. This specific example is one of the most common examples you’ll find when a homeowner decides to project manage the remodeling job on their own. And as you can imagine, new plans are not free, this is considered a new plan and you may find yourself paying double to get the bathroom that suits your dream and budget.
The next area that design-build remodeling helps you with is purchasing. Because we are a remodeling firm, we get volume discounts that won’t be offered to you from the cabinet manufacturer or the tile stores. When you shop with us, we ensure your measuring is done right so you don’t have too much excess material, but enough to cover the job. We also ensure the material is right for the purpose you want. For example, you do not want to use porous tile in your bathroom or you’ll find yourself knee deep in elbow grease to keep the tile and grout clean. You want porcelain tile in your shower to avoid this as this tile is less porous therefore absorbing less water.
Another advantage to remodeling your bathroom with a design and build firm is that you know exactly what your remodel will cost when you sign your construction agreement. With a general contractor, the average change order rate is 35%. This means on average a general contractor increases their price by 35% with change orders as you go through the job and encounter items that were not scoped in the very general up-front estimate. As a homeowner, you can try and manage this tighter by addressing change orders up front and when one is presented you would also like the alternative of how to not increase the price.
When you work with Sea Pointe Construction, you’ll get superior design, service, and a 5-year warranty to give you the peace of mind you need when making an investment in your home. You want to be sure that you have chosen a remodeling partner you feel comfortable and confident in opening up the walls of your home as well as having these professionals in your home to do the work. You can find a handy residential home remodeling guide here to do your homework and research on finding a professional bathroom remodeler.
No Job Is Too Big or Small
Some homeowners feel it’s not worth remodeling a smaller bathroom or that renovating a large bathroom is too costly. When working with our experts, you don’t have to worry about the logistics or cost of your bathroom renovations in Orange County. Whether you need a small bathroom shower remodel to upgrade a small bathroom or you require a complete bathroom restoration for any size bathroom, you can trust our team to tackle the job with just as much excitement. We aim to help you achieve your goals in beauty and functionality, so you and your family can start enjoying your new bathroom.
Consult with Our Team
We’re ready to help you tackle your bathroom renovation project. Booking a consultation with our team allows you to share your vision for your bathroom restoration in Orange County and plan the best options to achieve your goals. A new bathroom can boost your home’s value and help you feel more comfortable in your space. You can trust our team to handle every job with professionalism, from your small bathroom shower remodel to a complete bathroom renovation that changes the entire look and feel.
Take a look through our expansive bathroom photo gallery under the Bath Portfolio tab. We have a great collection of bathroom remodels that are sure to get your creative juices flowing.
“Thank you for the remodeling work you did on our bathrooms. The quality of workmanship, the design and professionalism of your staff greatly exceeded our expectations. We doubt that anyone could have done a better job. Exceptional work!” James Lawrence, Trabuco Canyon
Q: Do I need to get permits to remodel my bathroom?
A: Yes, you absolutely want to have permits as they are for your safety; your personal safety as well as financial investment in your remodel. The city acts as your guardian for the work being done to ensure it is done correctly. Your general contractor should pull the permits as part of their job. The person who pulls the permits is responsible financially and responsible for completing the job to code. The city inspector will ensure the job has been done right and up to code.
Q: How much does a small bath remodel cost?
A: This is always the first question we get. This is a highly variable cost based on your priorities, design style, whether there will be structural work, and space available. Whether you decide to design your new space with marble or engineered quartz, the cost will vary, but having a professional Designer walk you through the process will help with fitting your priorities to your budget. Powder bathrooms start around $5,000, while hall bathrooms begin around $28,000. Primary bathrooms can start at $60,000 and vary on all the factors above. With the pandemic all industries have struggled to retain talent; retaining talent has produced increased costs across the board from materials to labor.
Q: How long will a powder bath remodel take?
A: A powder bath remodel will take 4-6 weeks from lead and asbestos testing to permits and remodel complete. Remove and replace remodels will be on the lower end of this spectrum and any jobs requiring wall moves or plumbing changes will reach the longer end of this spectrum.
Q: Should I remove my tub in my bathroom or will this hurt the resale of my home?
A: We believe you remodel for you! A bathtub will not be the reason someone does not buy your home; homeowners have much larger priorities than a tub. If they want one, they will add one. If you use a tub, then updating your tub to a free-standing tub will give you a nice update. If you are not a bath tub type person, then you will want to remove that tub and make your shower your supersized sanctuary. You can deck your shower out with exactly what you want. A bench, dual shower heads, toiletries nitch, ceiling high shower stone or tile, and contrasting shower flooring with non-porous materials.
Q: Can you make my shower have a zero threshold entrance?
A: We agree that zero threshold shower entrances are stunning as well as functional for Universal Design. However pending your existing structure, these are mostly possible on 2nd floor bathrooms and sometimes possible on first floor bathrooms.