What Is the Average Time for A Bathroom Remodel? Phases and Time Frame

What Is the Average Time for A Bathroom Remodel

Remodelling a bathroom can give a stylish and sophisticated look that leaves everyone stunned and mesmerized. But estimating the time period for the remodeling process is not an easy task and a frustrating one. Calculating the time is not only a maddening process but also vulnerable to errors. As an essential part of the house, most busy families would like to finish the remodeling process as soon as possible. Having more than 1 bathroom in the house, make it easy for the family.

So how long will it take to complete the bathroom remodeling?

Excluding the time for project planning and selection of features for remodeling, on average it will take 2 to 3 weeks to get complete. Adding up these features (from planning to final payments) expect the remodeling to get complete between 6 weeks to 3 months. Generally, be prepared for 1 month for your bathroom to get functional. Depending upon remodel size time may vary.

Read this article to get a broader view of how long each step would take and the most time-devouring aspects of the remodeling process so that you can avoid all these hurdles by better planning.

Phases and Time Frame of Bathroom Remodel

Complete bathroom remodels, from planning to final payments, can be broken down into three parts. Let’s have a look over the basic remodeling components.

Pre-Construction Period

Before plunging into remodeling it’s better to have a plan, hire a contractor, and gather all the materials required for remodeling. All things mentioned below should be done before beginning construction.

Finalizing a Contractor

Hiring a contractor is the essential step all the remodeling process depends on it. Unprofessional contractors may damage your property also wasting your time and money. So it’s very crucial to hire the best contractor. Ask them to pay a visit, and show them inspirational photos of the design and related information to let them have a basic idea of your dream bathroom. Also, ask them for any suggestions. After selecting the contractor, sign the contract which includes the project’s description, cost, and payment time.

Time Frame

The time required for all these things to be done varies from 1 to 3 weeks.

Permits approval

The contractor you have hired will help you to acquire essential permits and their approval to start their work. Approval of permits is very necessary as these inform the city about your intentions. Without the approval of these permits, no construction project can be initiated.

Time Frame

Typically, it can fall anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks or can be as small as 2 weeks.

Materials Purchasing

While your permits get approval and the design is finalized, you can go and source the material if you are responsible for some or all material. Make sure to have all materials in hand before the beginning of the project. This material list includes wood, nails, sinks, bathtubs, etc.

Time Frame

The time varies widely from a few days to weeks and months depending on the project’s requirements.

Informing Neighbors

It’s very inconvenient for the neighbors to hear loud voices during construction. So being a good neighbor it’s your responsibility to inform them beforehand so that they manage accordingly. Project complications can increase if your neighbor gets upset.

Time Frame

It would take hardly 15 minutes.

Constructional Period

After gathering materials and getting permits approved, the construction phase starts, which can be broken down into the following steps.

Demolishing Old Bathroom

The first step in construction is demolishing the old bathroom. Demolishing includes the removal of all structural aspects, such as wall sheets and components such as bathtubs, sinks, showers, and the list goes on. After removal of all the old stuff clean the area for new material to get installed. Make sure to protect the items you want to reuse

Time Frame

1 to 2 days for complete removal.

Plumbing and Electrical Fit Off

After demolishing and cleaning up the mess, it’s time to establish your electrical connections and sort out your plumbing. This may also include relocating the plumbing and wiring connections (which will run in your bathroom) where they need to be according to the design.

Time Frame

It may require 1 to 2 days to complete.

Inspection by City and Signing Off

Prior to closing the walls, the city requires an inspection to confirm that your work is according to the signed permits and safe and sound. You cannot move to the next step or close the walls before this final inspection. After confirming, they will do the final sign-off, and you can resume your work.

Time Frame

The inspection would take 1 hour on-site but scheduling the appointment for inspection may require days and weeks.

Flooring and Sheeting

If you are planning to reconfigure your space in the near future, ensure consistent flooring to avoid redoing it next time. Of all things, the floor should be strong enough to endure the weight. Vinyl flooring takes less time than synthetic wood, tile, or other flooring. After flooring, the bathroom is ready for sheeting the walls and ceiling.

Time Frame

Flooring and sheeting time ranges from 2 to 4 days

Installation of Toilet, Sink Vanity, and Bath

After fully reinforcing the frame and floor, you can now proceed with the installation of other additions (like sinks, bathtubs, and toilets). Make sure that all these items are properly fixed and anchored to the floor, leaving no elements to lose, to avoid any complications in the future.

Time Frame

The average time required for its completion is 1 to 3 days.

Decoration and Storage Addition

After installing new components give the final touch to your bathroom. Decoration items such as lights, rugs, mats, shower curtains, mirrors, toilet paper holders, robe hooks, rails for hand towels, and other exquisite items can now be applied to enhance the bathroom’s look. Besides these storage items such as cabinets, racks and cubbies can also be installed.

Time Frame

On average 1 to 2 days are needed for this.

Final Clean Up

After installing your components and adding all the accessories, the time has come for the final clean-up to remove any debris from the construction. This involves polishing irregular surfaces, cleaning wood, and adding the final desired touches.

Time Frame

A maximum of 1 day is required for cleanup.

Post-Construction Period

After completion of work, analyze the work with your contractor. The last important steps include:

Walkthrough with Contractor and Changes

To check the quality of work, analyze the materials and changes reinforced in the bathroom with your contractor. While evaluating the work, use all the doors and drawers, look for any fault in the equipment installed, and verify that everything works in proper order. If you encounter any problems, ask the contractor to fix them.

Time Frame

On average 30 minutes are required for this.

Finalize Payments

After inspecting all the features of your bathroom and finalizing the payments. Pay all the parties for their work.

Contact Valet Works For Renovation Projects

Have you made up your mind about bathroom remodeling and don’t know how to initiate the remodeling process. Valet Works has all your necessities covered. With our skillful team having a lot of experience and complete grip over remodeling and renovation, within the shortest possible time we provide the best service and satisfactory results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you remodel a bathroom in 2 days?

If you are the only client to deal with, expect the work to get completed within 2 days.

How long does it take to redo a shower?

Replacing a shower will take 3 to 5 days, but if re-tiling is included, it will take more time.

How long does it take to change a bathtub?

On average it will take 28 hours to change the bathtub

How long should it take to do a small bathroom remodel?

Under ideal circumstances, the project will be completed within 23 days to months.

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