Danbury residents can expect to save an average of $1,600 when they build their first bathroom remodeled over the next five years.
The price tag isn’t as steep as it would be if the work were done by an actual professional, though.
Danbury officials have been working to increase the efficiency of their remodeling projects, so residents can save an estimated $1.5 million over the five-year period, according to the city’s latest budget report.
“If we can achieve the efficiency in our business that we’re seeing, I think that we can save $1 million on the construction of the first bathroom,” Danbury Mayor Michael Hines said.
The city has been able to accomplish this through innovative, cost-efficient projects, like the renovation of Danbury’s iconic Danbury Bridge.
The project included a $150 million renovation, a $100 million renovation of the city-owned Danbury Theater and the $40 million Danbury Riverwalk, which included the first installation of the Danbury Park Conservancy’s Danbury Pedestrian Bridge.
A total of $7.2 million in funding was also provided for the renovation and the riverwalk project, according the budget report, which covers the five years of the renovation.
The city has also been able, through its Community Development and Infrastructure Program, to save a total of nearly $3.2 billion, the city report says.
Danham is the sixth most affordable city in the state.
The cost of a standard bathroom remodels are around $1 to $1 1/2 times as expensive as a standard apartment, the report says, and Danbury has a low cost of living, with median home prices of $179,000.
For comparison, the median price of an apartment in the city is $1 588,000, according HomeAffairs.com.