How long to remodel your bathroom?

This is a common question that many people have. Depending on the size of the bathroom, how many workers you have doing it, and if this is your first time or not, it can take anywhere from 7 days to 3 months. Here are some things you should know about bathroom renovations:

  • A traditional bathroom renovation can be completed in seven days for a small bathroom, ten days for a medium sized one, and fourteen days for larger bathrooms. This timeframe does not include the drying time needed between tiling or laying down new flooring or cabinets.
  • A big part of the overall time it takes to renovate a bathroom is drying time after tiles are laid on the wall, countertops installed, etc. Large projects can take anywhere from 18 to 24 days before you can use your renovation & new room fully.
  • Plan your renovations during summer months if possible because this will reduce construction downtime due to issues with weather related work stoppages (rain).
    If you’re doing additional work outside of just redoing the bathroom itself (adding built in cabinets), then expect to spend more time on the renovation.

Keep it Simple Bathroom Remodel Time

Simple bathroom remodeling projects don’t take as long as more extensive ones. If you’re adding storage or changing your shower head , these tasks should only take a few days. If you want to change the flooring in your bathroom, this might take closer to 1 week since there’s no demolition involved . Tiling the walls is another quick fix that won’t bog down your timeline too much either.

When you’re thinking about ways to improve your bathroom, keep these tips in mind. By planning ahead and avoiding extensive changes, you’ll find the whole process much easier! And who knows? You might even be able to do it yourself since most projects won’t take more than a few weeks . If not, don’t worry- Total Home Renovations will let you know what’s realistic.

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What is involved in remodeling a bathroom?

Determine if you really need to renovate your bathroom. This might mean just repainting it, giving its contents a good tidy up or even just changing some of its accessories. Things you could check are: the condition of the paintwork; whether there are any cracks in the walls or tiles; if there is mold – especially behind the bath, shower and around the sink which you should attend to as soon as possible.

The next step is to clean up, including vacuuming all surfaces, washing all visible surfaces with bathroom cleaner, cleaning the grout between tiled areas or removing stains from worktops then disinfecting. You should also fix any loose taps now.

If you are intending to install a new floor in your bathroom this would be done now. The rest of the renovation can take place once it has dried out. You will need to make sure that no one uses the room during this time.

When to call a professional?

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your house and should be a comfortable space for everyone. If you decide that it is time to call a professional, we suggest that you keep these things in mind:

  • The floor and walls should already be waterproofed and well insulated before work begins.
  • If structural changes are needed, such as adding or removing support posts or beams, this may add some extra days onto the renovation process.
  • It’s good to know if plumbing lines need to be relocated (if you want an updated design).

Total Home Renovations has been helping residents plan and create quality remodels for years. Let us build you the bathroom of your dreams. Call now!