10×10 Carmel Valley Master Bathroom Remodel

Not sure how 2021 flew by so darn quick, but 2022 in upon us and we know how much you've got to get done.

If you're anything like many of our families, you've got all of the usual projects. In addition, you need to get a master bathroom remodel done, but you're not sure how COVID, raw material availability, and the container ship situation is impacting construction, remodelers, and the remodel process.

Not to worry! You're scanning the right article!

We will lay out what has been happening so you can have some context for your research and decisions.

In this article we will cover:

  • What you can't control and what to do about it
  • What you can control and what to do about it
  • Parameters and expectations for a master bathroom remodel in 2022

So let's get into it.

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Bathroom Remodel Factors You Can't Control

Material ETA's for your bathroom remodel

Since March of 2020 appliances and plumbing fixtures are the two categories that got hit the hardest. 

Heavy metals (and other metals) have seen reduced availability but they are used in manufacturing. Steel, resin, microchips, you name it. Many hundreds of raw materials have seen production and transportation slow downs...which trickle into every category of basic commodities and durable goods.

Some appliances are available within 90 days. Many brands are out 8-10 months.

Generally, plumbing fixtures are available within 30-45 days. Most brands are out a few to several months.

Tile materials for your master bathroom remodel are usually available within 3 weeks.

Flooring materials for your Encinitas bathroom remodel are usually available within 2 weeks.

What to do about it

The best thing you can do is get an early start on clarity in your own mind. Here are a few things you can research on your own before choosing a contractor:

  1. Sort by least expensive $ and most expensive $$$$ to get a sense of the cost range you're shooting for, then set a tentative budget target for yourself and see if you can stay within it
  2. Choose your finish, i.e. brushed Nickle, oil rubbed bronze, matte black, brass, etc.
  3. Consider how many items you'd like to see on your plumbing wall. You can have all or a combination of the following: 
    • Shower head
    • Rain shower head
    • Handheld shower head in a cradle
    • Handheld shower head on a slider bar
    • Shower valve & temp control
    • Shower diverter separately
    • Shower valve & diverter combo


It's difficult to know which of the options that Google brings up is truly the best tool for you. Here are out top two when making selections for a master bathroom remodeling project in San Diego.

  1. houzz.com - build an Ideabook of fixtures you find attractive or that fit your taste
  2. buildwithferguson.com - add everything you like to your cart and then compare & eliminate from there. 

Additional Costs Due to Economic & Global factors

Fuel: Costs of fuel have risen which causes any item that requires transportation to increase. 

Labor: Labor costs have risen which causes any item that requires labor to increase. 

S&D: Supply has decreased and demand has increased which causes prices to rise.

Inflation: The more times you slice a pie; 2 pieces, 4 pieces, 8, 16, 32, the smaller each slice will be compared to the whole pie. If you want 6oz of pie, or 15% of the pie, you'll need more slices in proportion to how many times your pie was sliced. Naturally, having a higher number of slices does not increase the amount of pie you have in the pan.

The concrete assets behind our currency have not increased but the mints have been printing more "slices" of pie with make each of them smaller in proportion to our total GDP. It's a question of concrete value vs. just counting dollars to know "how much" something costs or "how much" it's worth.  

These aren't the only four reasons costs are up but they are the main four.

What to do about it

Control what you can control by not just hiring any Jack that has a CA-B License or General Contractor's License. Invest time into finding a contractor who's reviews, clients, and staff are eager to share their process with you. If you want outstanding results, you've got to find someone who is meticulous about their process. Check out our Perfect Remodel Process here

How Do You Recommend I Save Cost?

This is a great question.

Here are three things that many Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Cardiff by the Sea home owners do to keep some cash in their wallet:

  • First, you can use LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) flooring instead of tile. Tile is more expensive material per SF, and the time to install is three to eight times higher.  Check out pictures of bathrooms with LVP flooring in our gallery.

  • Second, make sure you do your research on that bathtub option. Two freestanding bathtubs could be visually identical, but one is porcelain, costing over $5000 and the other is hollow fiberglass, costing $1000. WOW. Save that cash on your bathroom remodel finish materials and direct it to something better!

  • Thirdly, we will help you to save costs by purchasing your finish materials directly and buy purchasing a stock vanity as opposed to building a custom piece. 

How Can I Figure Out The Cost Range?

The best way to find the range is to speak to actual contractors.

Websites that claim to have up-to-date data from home owners "in your area" are:

  • First, they are less accurate now than ever before due to the global and industry changes since March of 2020.
  • Next, they're not invested in the accuracy of that information
  • Then, they are not accountable for the accuracy of that information
  • Additionally, they are not actually contractors engaged in building anything
  • Furthermore, they are not thorough in the information gathering process, so many costs are not reported
  • They are paid to gather your name and email address, so the lower the prices they list, the more likely you are to provide your information. It ain't right.
  • Finally, Their algorithms include homeowner feedback on "what they spent" from 20 years ago. Therefore, the "average" includes data from the early 2000's that will pull the number down, and create emotional whip lash when you discover how much they actually cost in 2022. Can you imagine trying to budget for a road trip using the "average" gas prices since 1999? Us either.

In conclusion, If you chat with real companies, you'll find that some are high, some are low, and some are in the middle but each can have a unique approach to the remodel process and their PROCESS is what should interest you the most

Take It From Our Happy Customers

"Kevin had the work done as if it were his own house and the project was completed before the contractual completion date."  - Jack B., San Diego, CA

“This is our second remodel with Kevin. Once again, done on TIME! Great job! Just sorry we’re out of bathrooms! 🙂 He’s on speed dial in case we have another project.”   - Gary G., Encinitas

“Kevin told me to allow 25 days and it was done in just over two weeks.”  - Gina H., San Diego, CA

Call (888) 747-2013 or click here for a free consultation now!

What Is The Ballpark Cost Range?

On the low end master bathrooms usually fall between $45,000 and $65,000. 

On the high end master bathrooms can range from $65,000 to $95,000

Why Choose Us for Your Master Bathroom Renovation?

Let us help you avoid:

  • Late Completion
  • Going Over Budget
  • Overuse of Subcontractors

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1 - Dream Design

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We’ll collaborate with you to transform your dark and outdated space into bright and inviting space.  It all starts with your free consultation so book now!

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You can trust our service agreement!  We get to know your home intimately before working on it to ensure we stick to budget with no change orders.

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We'll make your dream come true and do it on-time and on budget!  Then it's party time!  Perhaps leave out your friends who get jealous easily.

Call (888) 747-2013 or click here for a free consultation now!