Undoubtedly, bathroom renovations are rewarding projects that can significantly improve your family home’s value and design. However, it is undeniable that these are lengthy processes that can be effort-consuming if not adequately planned. Generally, a medium bathroom renovation should last no longer than 23-27 days. However, this can depend on many factors – and you should always allow for hiccups and inconveniences along the way!
Bathroom Renovations – a Timeline
Here is what to expect from your bathroom renovation.
Assessment and Demolition
This is the first step to remodelling a bathroom, and it creates the foundations of the new bathroom. Demolition can be particularly tedious and time-consuming if your apartment is on the second floor or hard to access.
Carpentry, Plumbing, and Electrical Rough-ins
4 to 6 days
There is nothing as crucial as creating a durable, reliable structure for the bathroom. This is what carpentry, plumbing, and electrical rough-ins are for. These steps allow tradespeople to run the electrical lines and plumbing before any fixture is installed. A first inspection should happen after this step.
Insulation and Drywall Installation
1.5 to 2 days
These are quick processes that can be completed in less than a day each. As soon as the insulation system is up, the drywall can be hung – if you need it.
Inspections and Painting
Up to 4 days
Once the bathroom’s drywall is up, it is time for tradespeople to apply the joint compound and sand it once it is dry. This process will require drying, so it can take longer than expected. And sometimes, it might need to be repeated twice. Then, it is time for painting!
Cabinetry and Hookups
While there are not many cabinets and closets in a bathroom, you might need to allow at least a day for tradespeople or carpenters to fix all of your design details safely. They will then install fixtures such as toilets and sinks and connect them to the plumbing and electrical system.
Tile Work and Flooring
Up to 4 days
Whether you are redoing your bathroom floor or not, you will need to allow for extra time to complete the process. However, if you are tiling your bathroom, you should keep in mind that drying times can extend the process’s length.
Total Bathroom Remodelling Time
23 to 27 days
The total time needed for remodelling a bathroom can be as much as one month. However, you should always consider that hiccups can happen, and planning ahead allows you to build realistic expectations. This is particularly critical if you are remodelling before selling the house or working around tight deadlines!
How to Speed up Your Bathroom Renovation
The time needed to remodel a bathroom can depend on many different aspects. The most important ones are:
- The number of tradespeople you have hired for the job
- How you have organised their schedule
- The types of remodelling you are going through. A structural renovation will take much longer than a cosmetic or superficial fix!
- Are all the materials picked readily available? Shipping times can significantly slow down the work of tradespeople and contractors.