How Long Does It Take To Remodel A Bathroom?

How Long Does It Take To Remodel A Bathroom?

A bathroom remodel is one thing that a lot of homeowners invest in. Ideally, you’d want to have your bathroom remodeled if something gets broken or too outdated but of course, you can have the job done whenever you want to. When people think of getting a bathroom to remodel, they mostly think about the expenses alone.

A typical bathroom remodel will cost a lot often starting at around $10,000. While expensive, it is easily one of the best investments you can make for your home. A bathroom remodel often includes other services such as changing the tiles, adding a countertop, changing plumbing, and much more. The price will depend on many factors such as the materials used as well as the complexity of the project.

If you are looking to have your bathroom remodeled, it is a must that you prepare to spend a huge budget on it. Since you’re already having it done, you may as well go all out considering that you’ll be spending less by going out on one remodel than having two done separately. Now comes another important aspect of your bathroom remodel.

While the expenses are a big part of getting a bathroom remodel, they are far from the only thing that you need to worry about. Another important factor that will affect your bathroom remodel is the time the contractors spend on remodeling the house. Now, this is an important factor to know simply because your bathroom will remain unusable for the time it is being remodeled.

Planning ahead is the key to making sure that your bathroom gets the treatment it needs. If you want to make sure that your bathroom remodel goes as smoothly as possible, it’s much better to have the bathroom remodel planned well. Of course, this time, let’s first talk about exactly how long it takes to get the bathroom remodeled.

Factors That Affect A Bathroom Remodel

A lot of things happen during a bathroom remodel and we’ve stated those already. This time around, we are going to look at some of the important factors that affect the overall duration of a bathroom remodeling project. Again, it’s important that you know matters like these so you stay prepared ahead of the time.

One of the first things that will affect your bathroom remodel is the type of changes you want to be made. Is it only a cosmetic remodel? If it is, then the project is going to come by very quickly. But if it’s something more than cosmetic changes, the remodel can take as many as many months.

Next, you should also consider the people who are going to the remodel. If you are doing the kitchen remodel on your own, it can take a really long time depending on the complexity of the project. However, if it’s really simple to work, then you can most likely expect to have the work done in just a few days or so.

This is one of the reasons why it’s also important that you hire the right people for the job. Some contractors are going to have large teams working on your bathroom. The more people there are working, the quicker the job will be. However, keep in mind that too much can be bad too. Let the contractor decide how many people will do the job.

If you are indeed hiring people to get the job done, how long should you expect the project to run? Ideally, a project manned by professional contractors can last for 10 to 15 work days – possibly even longer depending on the complexity of the project. It’s good to ask the contractor their estimated time as well.

Last but not the least, you should also consider if all the materials for your home remodeling is already available or do the contractors still have to wait before they can source it out. Some goods to be used on your bathroom remodel can take weeks even a month to deliver so you should ask your contractor about this as well.

What are the items that can take a while to get delivered? If you are hoping to get a natural stone countertop like marble installed in your kitchen, that can take a long time to deliver unless your fabricator already has some in stock. Remember, natural stone countertops are sourced directly from quarries in various parts of the world.

Before starting the project, tell the contractor about your plans so that they can immediately tell you if the materials you want used are readily available or not. This will give you ample time to prepare yourself and your house for the upcoming bathroom remodel which in itself is a really long process when you factor in all these things.

Breakdown Of Time Needed

Now we are going to break down the time needed for the various tasks during a bathroom remodeling process. This breakdown will give you a better understanding of what you need to do to ensure that you are well prepared for the upcoming remodel to your house. Let’s start with the basics of a kitchen remodel.

The first step of a bathroom remodeling process is the demolition process. This can take as long as 2 to 3 days depending on how complex the bathroom is. Of course, the larger the bathroom, the longer it will take. You might be asking why demolition takes such a long time. The truth is that the contractors can’t simply destroy your bathroom. There’s a systematic approach to bathroom remodeling so that you don’t end up having the rest of the house affected.

If the contractors deem it necessary, you’ll also have to do a lot at least two days for rough carpentry. This is usually done when the internal structure of your bathroom is not as strong as it’s supposed to be. Sometimes, this is no longer necessary especially if the bathroom is in good shape even after the demolition process.

Next, the contractors will do the plumbing and electrical wiring of your bathroom if it’s required. It can take for as long as four days. Again, this isn’t necessary all the time. Some homeowners request their contractors to avoid redoing the plumbing and wiring because it can take longer and it can cost more too.

Once all the groundwork has been done, the next step is the first inspection which usually lasts for a day. This is the part of the process where the contractor will check if everything is ready for the remodeling process already. It’s usually a process that takes a very short time to do so it’s not always something to worry about.

The next step is the insulation step. It is typically a part of the process that takes around a day or two to complete. The problem is that in some areas,  the government is required to do an inspection of the insulation for safety purposes which is why it can take longer than usual to do this part of the job. In general, this can take as long as five days to finish.

The next couple of weeks are then going to be dedicated to other important tasks such as the painting of rht wall, the lining of the tiles, as well as the installation of the needed fixtures for your kitchen. This can take as long as two weeks and is generally the longest part of the remodeling process to do.

All in all, you are looking at spending around 25 working days to have your bathroom remodeled. During this time, your bathroom will be unusable for most parts which is why preparation is the key to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Again, this is just a general breakdown of what you can expect for your bathroom remodeling. It all really depends on the contractor, your wishes for the remodel, and many other factors on how long the process will take. At max, you can wait for around 2 months before the job gets done. Stay patient and what you get in return is an amazing bathroom.

A bathroom remodel is an expensive and time-consuming investment for your home but if you’re asking us if it’s worth it, the short answer is that yes it is. Having a new bathroom for your house is one of the best things that you can invest on not just for style, but also for the comfort of your bathroom.

If you are hoping to have your bathroom remodeled in the near future, make sure to pick the right contractors for the job. Some can do the job a lot quicker than others but for a larger price though. It’s always worth investing in the right people for the job so that you get exactly what you need to get.

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Engin Derecik

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