While a bathroom remodel isn’t rocket science, it does require you to follow a schedule so you can complete tasks in a consecutive order and not forget about anything important. Understanding what goes into the process, how long each of these tasks takes, and what you should be watching for throughout the remodeling process will help you get the best results possible. Before you get started you’ll definitely want to have all your material selections made so that you’re sure everything flows smoothly.
Day 1: Demolition and Preparation for Your Bathroom Remodel
Your entire first day will be spent preparing for the upcoming work. Your checklist today should include:
Covering any floor you’re not resurfacing with either Ramboard or Masonite.
Hanging plastic wherever necessary to contain any dust or debris.
Removing anything from the bathroom that you don’t need, including cabinets, countertops, shower tile, floor tile, backerboard, plumbing fixtures, lighting, mirrors, and portions of drywall.
Capping any water lines or electrical wires.
Demoing the flooring if applicable.
Hauling away all debris then cleaning up and prepping the area to start building your new bathroom.
Day 2: Framing and Making Other Repairs
The entire day will be spent working on framing for your new shower. If you’re not adding a new shower you’ll still need to add support for the tub and repair the framing in the area.
Day 3 and Day 4: Roughing in Your Bathroom and Making any Necessary Relocations
Day 5 – 7: Drywalling and Painting Your Bathroom
Now you can patch and repair your drywall to get ready to paint.
Day 8 – 10: Installing new Tile
Your bathroom remodel won’t be complete without new backerboard, a shower pan, and tiling for your shower and floor – all things you’ll want to complete today.
Day 11: Installing new Cabinets
Today is the day to build and install your vanity.
Day 12 – 16: Installing new Countertops
Take some time to measure for the new countertops while also finalizing your cabinet install. Don’t forget to set your countertops and sinks – drilling holes where the faucet goes. You may need to touch up some paint too.
Day 17 – 18: Installing new Trim
There’s more trimming than you’d imagine including around electrical receptacles (GFCI), switches, lighting, the toilet, sink, shower, and faucets. You’ll also have glass to install for the shower and mirrors, as well as other bath accessories.
Wrapping up Your Project
A bathroom remodel project will typically take you about two to two-and-a-half weeks from beginning to end. It’s critical that you perform each of the aforementioned tasks in the order listed so that your results are a high-quality project you can be proud of. When you stop to consider how much work is involved here, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. In this case, you should contact Hybrid Construction LLC and have them handle the work for you. With many highly satisfied clients over the years, this is a decision you won’t regret making.