The Cost of Typical Home Renovations in Orange County, CA

The cost of home renovation is skyrocketing throughout the US. According to HomeAdvisor, the cost of renovating every single aspect of the home has increased by at least 6% in the US. However, as much as the cost of home renovation is skyrocketing, you can still add effective changes to your house without spending much. The cost of home renovation in Orange County stands out among the highest in the US. The home values in Orange County and the greater Los Angeles Metropolitan area are also among the highest too. This explains why the cost of renovation has to be high. Let’s have a look at the three key areas of the home and how much it will cost you to renovate them in Orange County. 

1. Kitchen Remodeling

According to research done by HomeAdvisor, the kitchen is one of the most expensive areas when it comes to home remodeling. The average cost of kitchen remodeling in the US stands at $21,649 while that for Orange Country stands at a staggering $33,088. However, the high cost should not scare you off and the majority of the time, you don’t need to spend that kind of money.  You can still attain a unique new look for your kitchen without breaking the bank. Actually, you can renovate your kitchen to a totally new look without using half the projected amount. The secret with kitchen renovation is to recycle and repurpose. Instead of purchasing new kitchen cabinets, repurpose and paint the old cabinets and add some new hardware. A few minor touchups will give you a brand-new kitchen, without breaking the bank.   

2. Bathroom Remodeling 

The cost of bathroom remodeling in Orange County is also among the highest in the US. While the average cost of Bathroom Remodeling stands at $6,642, the cost for the same in Orange County is $16,639. This is not surprising owing to the fact that a majority of Orange County residents are looking to add luxury accessories to their bathrooms. In reality, if your aim is to attain a simple theme change for your bathroom; such as colors, lighting, tile and water supply, you may not need more than $6000 on your renovation. The secret is to keep it simple and to the point.  Do not add costly accessories unless they are very necessary to the final look of your bathroom. 

3. Multiple Room Remodeling 

Besides the bathroom and the kitchen, the other rooms of the house have similar needs when it comes to renovation. Although there may be minor differences between the needs of the living room and the bedroom, the idea is the same. Remodeling multiple rooms gives you the chance to purchase materials in bulk hence reducing the cost. The average cost of renovating the living room, corridors and at least two bedrooms in Orange County stands at $71,796. According to HomeAdvisor, this cost caters for the entire process including purchasing materials, transport, and paying the experts. However, if you can reduce the number of experts on the ground or cut down on some unnecessary accessories, you can cut the cost by a half. Instead of paying an interior designer thousands for the renovation, you can use consultant designers to cut the cost. You can also try to reuse some of the old decor or repurpose furniture to reduce the cost. 


If you focus on the three key areas of home renovation mentioned above, you should not spend much more than $100,000. Even with the high cost of renovation, houses in Orange County are selling at the best market price. If you have a house that you want to sell and cannot afford the high remodeling cost, talk to us. JAM Properties is Orange County’s premier home solutions and rehabilitation company. Often, we buy houses that are in a poor state and do the renovations later.  We sometimes also work with homeowners in helping them fix up their home to prepare for sale. Contact us via our phone number 949-438-4343 or email,, for more information. We will be glad to help you sell your house at the best market price. We may even purchase it!

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