The Basic Steps of Bathroom Remodeling

Have you thought about renovating your bathroom? An endeavor like this will inevitably involve many details, from planning to the actual work. Let’s dig a little deeper into the process you are about to undergo;

Having a clear understanding of what type of bathroom you are trying to create is essential before even considering hiring a contractor. It is of course the contractor who will be able to tell you if your vision is even feasible.

The question is, where does one begin?

Step 1

When it comes to finding pictures of bathrooms of all types, the Internet is a very helpful resource. Perhaps you have seen a beautiful bathroom in someone’s home or even in a hotel that you have visited as a guest. If you use these as a guideline, then you will be able to narrow down your design ideas for a modern bathroom, a traditional bathroom, or something in between. It is imperative to do your research so that you are more prepared when the process begins even though there are a lot of choices available.

Step 2

The next step would be to meet with the contractor at your residence to discuss the project with all of the parties involved.   Choosing who will handle this project is an important decision to make.   This is one of the first and most critical considerations. You should meet with a licensed contractor and learn about the contractor’s ideas and experience. You might want to ask the company for photos of previous bathrooms they have completed.

Step 3

Once you have chosen your contractor, ensure you get the project measurements. After that, you can begin to purchase the materials you will require. The category includes wall tiles and floors, as well as vanities, sinks, toilets, tubs, and lighting.   As a free service, We Build It will assist homeowners in selecting these materials. Make sure you purchase quality items that will last for many years to come.

Step 4

Following these purchases, the contractor will cover the floors to keep dust out of openings like air ducts and heating vents (unless floors are also being removed).

Step 5

The next step is to demolish the current bathroom. Empty all cabinets, drawers, and products in the bathroom. We will remove nails, glass, and other demolition debris that can harm adults, children, and pets.

Step 6

Following demolition, The contractor will work on the framing and rough plumbing.  He will also now install copper pipes and drains. It does not take long after that to run updated electrical wiring for outlets, switches, plugs, fans, and recessed lights, which are all done quickly. The shower floor will be hot mopped and the tub laid. Inspection may take a few days once the process is complete.

Step 7

The next step is to prepare the walls for tile, cement or “wonder boards”, green boards, or floating cement are all options. You might want to build a shampoo nook or a bench in the shower.

Step 8

Next, the contractor will apply two coats of semi-gloss or satin finish paint to the walls after patching and
Plastering.  As soon as we install all plumbing, electrical, and exhaust fans, your project is almost complete.

Step 9

The contractor will now install new doors for showers, tubs, and sliding glass doors. Currently, frameless sunglasses are the most popular because they provide an extremely clean look. Wood, vinyl, and aluminum double-pane windows are also available. Toilets sinks, and vanities follow.

Ideally, a bathroom remodeling should take between two and four weeks to complete. Permits are usually required from the city. An inspection will be conducted after the permit is pulled if one is required. When the inspector signs off, we are done. It’s time for you to enjoy your luxurious, beautifully designed bathroom.

This was an overview of the basic bathroom remodeling steps involved in the process of remodeling a bathroom. If you have any questions or would like to discuss renovating your bathroom or doing other renovations at your home, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Contact We Build It for a free estimate (702) 720.8888.