For a relatively small room, bathroom remodeling requires a lot of intricate work that takes longer than typical remodeling, often taking weeks. In this blog, bathroom remodeling services Empire State Builders & Contractors shares an overview of a typical bathroom remodeling timeline.
Week 1: Demolition and Rough-Ins
Bathroom demolition can take about two days, as the walls and floor are not as easily removed as typical drywall. Plumbing and may also need to be preserved. Another one or two days may be needed for rough carpentry if the underlying structure requires repair. Plumbing rough-ins are done if a new tub or toilet will be installed, and may take another day. If there are new lighting fixtures, an electrician will need about half a day to run electrical lines, which will be connected to switches and fixtures later. These will undergo an inspection before proceeding to the next stage.
Week 2: Insulation and Drywall
Insulation for an average-sized bathroom takes about half a day to install, as only one or two walls need it. Hanging the drywall can begin immediately after insulation, and may take up to two days. A home remodeling contractor will then finish the drywall by applying joint compound, then fully drying and sanding it. The second week should end with painting, followed by a second inspection.
Week 3: From Tilework to Completion
If all goes well in the first two weeks, tilework should promptly begin by the third week. Tile installation requires precision, while the grout will need time to completely cure, and therefore may take as much as two days. Once the tiles are set, cabinetry and flooring are then installed. Depending on the complexity of the project, this may require two days, followed by another two for completing hookups for the toilet, sink and electrical components. Accounting for one or two days, you can expect about three weeks for bathroom remodeling. Note that the bigger and more complex the project will be. Large bathrooms sometimes take much longer to complete remodeling, with some taking as long as 9 weeks.
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