From Engineering on January 12, 2011 in Bathroom Remodel
If the first words that you utter when shuffling into your bathroom every morning are “renovate, renovate,” then you’re in good company. In fact, bathroom renovations rank as the projected top most popular renovation for the first half of 2011.
We’ve mentioned how the beginning of the year is the best time to grab the best contractors and to plan a careful and deliberate renovation. Our certified contractors are some of the best the country has to offer, and as you look to secure such professional help, consider the checklist that a bathroom remodel requires.
How Long Should Your Remodel Take?
- Demolition – the nasty work of getting the bad out of the way – 2 days
- Plumbing rough-in – 2 days or more if you’re moving the tub and toilet
- Electrical – A good electrician can move swiftly through one day, maybe two
- Insulation – A fast afternoon job
- Hang drywall – Can begin the minute insulation is up, and take 1 day
- Finish drywall – Two days to apply joint compound, and sometimes repeating
- Tile work – Up to three days for installment and complete drying
- Cabinetry – This should happen within a day in an average-sized bathroom
- Flooring – Tile, engineered wood, and bamboo take around two or three days
- Fixtures – Plan a day for hooking up the toilet, sink, and other appliances
All told, you’re looking at a time line of 16-20 days, if your contractor can schedule himself effectively. And of course, allow buffer room for contingencies or unplanned delays (you never can tell what lurks beneath those floorboards). Get in touch with a contractor today, and be sure to let us know how you love your new bathroom. Photo Credit: Apartment Therapy, Better Homes & Gardens