How To Remodel A Bathroom So It’s A Smooth, Easy Process

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This Is Basically How Professional Remodeling Contractors Create Stunning New Bathrooms For Their Clients

It’s always nice to know exactly what’s going to be happening during your home improvement project. It can help lessen the stress that comes from the unknown!

In this post, you can find a basic outline of how to remodel a bathroom. You can also discover what can change the process.

New modern bathroom after remodel

How To Remodel A Bathroom The Best Way

​​1. Design your ideal bathroom

Your contractor can help you create a beautiful design for your new bathroom! It’ll be one you can see yourself getting ready for the day in and unwinding in at night.

2. Setup the space

Your contractor will need to prepare the space for demolition and remodeling. This can include setting up dust barriers, moving in materials, and more.

3. Demolition of the bathroom

Your contractor will need to take apart your current bathroom so they can remodel it. This can include removing the vanities, tearing the flooring out, removing fixtures, and more.

4. Rough work

This involves electrical work and plumbing. It can involve updating them (for older bathrooms) or moving them around if you want lights or fixtures in different places.

5. Inspections

Your contractor should want you to feel comfortable and safe knowing the work they’re doing is up to code! That’s one of the reasons contractors have an inspector come to check their work.

6. Plaster and insulation

Redoing the walls can make your bathroom more comfortable. It’s great for temperature control and noise reduction. This can make your bathroom experience more comfortable.

7. Tile prep and installation

Now we’re getting into the fun design part of how to remodel a bathroom. Your contractor’s going to tile the shower area and wherever else you want tiles.

8. Vanities, trim, and finish the components

Your bathroom is coming together more and more. 

9. Plumbing and electrical

Now your contractor will finish up the plumbing and electrical work.

10. Fixtures, lights, countertops

Your contractor will hook up the fixtures and lights. They’ll also attach the countertops to the vanities.

11. Finishing touches

These are small details your contractor will take care of to make sure your bathroom looks and operates wonderfully.

12. Painting

Now your contractor (or a sub or another contractor) will come in to paint your walls.

13. Final inspections

Your contractor should want to make sure everything is correct for inspectors and for you!

14. Glassdoor installation

Sometimes installing the shower doors is the last step because it can take the longest to arrive. 

What 3 Main Reasons Can Change How To Remodel A Bathroom?

  1. Damages. If we find anything like wood rot or water damage, we need to fix it before moving on. If we don’t fix the damage it’ll only get worse and more costly.
  2. Scope of work. This is for a full bathroom remodel. You may only want to do part of it or do it in sections.
  3. Material choice. If you don’t want tiles, or to paint your walls, or a glassdoor shower, or anything else, your bathroom remodeling steps will change.