How Much Does it Cost to Remodel My House?

how_much_does_it_cost_to_remodel_my_homeInterested in making some updates to your home? The cost of a whole-home remodel averages around $45,000, but there are a few factors that come into play when determining the final cost of your home remodel. The team at AO Contractors, one of Orange County’s top contractors, wants to simplify what you need to know.

Type of Remodel

The biggest factor in estimating the cost of your home remodel or renovation is the type of remodel you are looking to do. Cosmetic updates such as painting, hardware, or finishing updates are going to be significantly less expensive than more comprehensive remodeling which may involve removing walls, changing plumbing, or rewiring electrical lines. You should communicate with your contractor your wants and needs, and work together to determine how much work is cosmetic versus a total change, and how that plays into the final price. 

Room Type

Some rooms cost more than others to update, so if you are only looking to make updates to one or two rooms, which rooms those are can make a big difference in pricing. Kitchen and bathroom remodels tend to be more expensive than other rooms; due to the nature of these spaces, renovations here typically involve working around plumbing and electrical more so than in other rooms. 

Material Quality

For every vision, there are countless options to choose from about the specific materials used. While we always maintain a heightened level of quality across our remodels, certain material choices can increase the affordability of your home remodel. For example, installing granite countertops can range anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 – making cost-effective choices for design items like this can help you bring down the overall cost of your remodel. Higher quality materials and pieces are going to increase the price of your renovation, but can also elevate your space to a new level. If you have the budget for these pieces, choosing one or two high-quality spotlight items in your renovation can add an extra layer of beauty to your space.

Flow & Layout Needs

Your flow and layout needs can also play a factor in the cost of your home remodel. If you are looking to open up your space by knocking down walls or create privacy by putting new ones up, the remodel may cost more. Changing the flow of your space requires careful planning, and sometimes the vision of the homeowner is completely different from the existing layout. If you are interested in changing the flow and layout of your home, understand this may also increase the price you are willing to pay.


With years of experience in both commercial construction and residential construction, Alpha Omega Contractors is your go-to construction company in Southern California. Our experts take on projects ranging from commercial construction upgrades and improvements to residential kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, and home renovations. A trusted Orange County contractor and Los Angeles County contractor, we help bring your home remodel wish list and home renovation dreams to life. Whether you need help with a residential floor plan or an upgrade to your medical office or retail space, our team of general contractors, designers, and design-build experts will collaborate with you from the initial stages of pre-construction through to putting the finishing touches on your dream remodel project on time and within budget.

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