Every bathroom remodel is unique. Experienced contractors understand the importance of personalizing the remodel to meet the client’s precise needs and design preferences. Subsequently, it is hard to give a precise time or price estimate until hearing the specifics of the project.
Homeowners should be cautious of contractors who provide specific timelines and costs without first examining the project details. Nevertheless, having a general sense of the bathroom remodel process and timeline can help homeowners considering a bathroom remodel make an informed decision.
The Timeline For Different Types of Bathroom Remodeling Projects
The length of the project depends on whether the bathroom remodel is a partial or complete remodel. The following breakdown highlights how long you can expect a partial and complete bathroom remodel to take.
Partial Bathroom Remodel
A partial bathroom remodel, sometimes referred to as a “bathroom makeover,” is more for making cosmetic improvements rather than addressing more functional concerns such as plumbing or electric issues. Common remodeling tasks for this type of project include:
- Painting the bathroom walls
- Replacing the bathroom tile
- Installing light fixtures
- Upgrading the bathroom vanity
Assuming you hire a contractor that works diligently and does not take large gaps of time off from the job, then a partial remodel should take between three to five weeks. Some may only take two weeks, whereas some may take slightly longer than five weeks.
Complete Bathroom Remodel
A complete bathroom remodel can take anywhere from six to ten weeks depending on the size of the bathroom. For example, a small hallway bathroom may only take six or seven weeks to remodel.
A larger master bath may require more than two months to complete. The reason this project takes longer is that it requires more contractors and there are more steps in the remodeling project. Some of the lengthier processes include:
- Electrical work
- Flooring installation
- Installing insulation
- Painting the walls
- Installing shower doors
- Installing vanities
Experienced contractors provide detailed plans ahead of time, so you know what to expect throughout every step of the bathroom remodel and can plan and prepare accordingly. While projects may be shorter or longer than expected, a contractor should be able to provide a tentative timeline and cost for the project as well.
The Typical Process For A Bathroom Remodel
As mentioned, the process for a bathroom remodel can take between three weeks and ten weeks, depending on the extent of the remodel and the size of the bathroom. Below is a more in-depth breakdown of the bathroom remodeling process to help you understand what you can expect during your bathroom renovation project.
Step One: Planning And Inspections
The first week is a lot of planning. This includes discussing the project plans with the client and ensuring that the plans meet their remodeling preferences and goals. After this, the process can get relatively boring for the homeowner as many technical aspects are completed.
This includes an assessment of the plumbing and electrical work that is needed. If demolition is necessary, then it takes place during the first week in most cases as well. At the end of the first week, window replacement and new window installation may take place, if applicable.
Step Two: Technical Work (i.e. plumbing and electrical work)
The second week is typically when the plumber(s) and electrician(s) do most of the work, which can take up to a week in some instances. It is not uncommon for the plumber and electrician to come on the same day, but the contractor may schedule them on different days, if necessary. Once the plumbing and electrical work are complete, then the contractor can schedule the building inspection.
Step Three: The Installation Processes
For bathroom makeovers, the process may not begin until this step in the process, which can reduce the time it takes to complete the bathroom remodel by two or more weeks.
For complete bathroom remodels, however, the third and fourth week is when much of the installation occurs. This includes the installation of drywall, tile, vanities and more. This process may extend into the fifth and sixth weeks in some instances.
Step Four: The Cosmetic Finishes And Touch-Ups
The last step in the process is often to paint the walls, install smart technology, and add additional aesthetic value to the bathroom. This process can take a week or two, depending on the types of cosmetic finishes you desire.
Contact Monumental Contractors To Begin Your Bathroom Remodel
We encourage you to contact our team at Monumental Contractors if you would like to learn more about the bathroom remodeling process and timeline or are ready to begin your bathroom remodel project.
Here at Monumental Contractors, we set the quality of the work and the satisfaction of our customers as our top priorities, and we take pride in helping those within our community transform their home bathrooms.