The short answer is that, on average, a bathroom remodel takes somewhere between 3 and 8 weeks. We finish every bathroom remodeling project as quickly as possible for our customers, but there are a lot of things to manage, and a lot of considerations to make. Sometimes materials don’t show up when they are supposed to. Sometimes the bones of the bathroom contain surprises that must be fixed before the project can continue. There are hundreds of variables that must be taken into account.

How extensively are you planning to remodel your bathroom? If you are completely gutting it down to the studs and joists and moving plumbing and electrical connections, the project will take much longer.

Are there structural issues that have to be fixed? Such as replacing joists, or fixing a sinking or cracked foundation? That’s going to take much longer.

We go over many of these variables so that you can account for every detail of your own project, save time, and answer the question of “How Long Does a Bathroom Remodel Take?” for your own unique project.

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Why Should I Remodel My Bathroom?

The main bathroom is used as much or more than any other room in a home. The only other space in a house that can compete is the kitchen. Because of all this traffic, and because our bathrooms are often places for us to relax, we remodel our bathrooms frequently. Homeowners who have a plain, utilitarian bathroom often want to transform that space into a relaxing oasis. Another great reason to remodel the bathroom is to boost a home’s value before selling it. Updating an outdated bathroom can provide a great return on investment. No matter what the reason is for remodeling your bathroom, the team here at Flooring Masters is happy to help you get the most out of your budget. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an estimate, you can call us anytime at 812-944-6383.

What Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

If you’re remodeling a small bathroom, or powder room, the cost ranges from about $3,000-$10,000, depending on how extensive the renovation is. Larger bathrooms have more fixtures, and require more materials, and costs increase from there. A complete renovation to a large master bath with top of the line fixtures and materials can cost $30,000 or much much more.

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What Do I Need To Do Before My Bathroom Remodel?

The first thing to do before any project is to set the budget. Know what you can spend, and leave 10% extra for the unexpected. Once you have the budget, it’s time to evaluate what bathroom renovations that you can’t live without.

Is the whole reason for the project to install a large, whirlpool tub? That goes at the top of the list. You can find ways to save on other materials and fixtures and labor, but no matter what, the tub stays. List all of the things that you would like to get out of the project, and look at the costs. And don’t forget the labor. If you’re over budget, it’s time to see how to save. Some features may need to be scratched, or lower cost fixtures may need to be purchased, but there are many ways to save on renovations. All of our customers can acquire their own materials, and we forward the discount that we receive from our suppliers to them. Lastly, having your budget, and your project needs before you call a contractor is a great way to save time on your project.

When Do I Call a Contractor For My Bathroom Remodel?

With the budget and the plan set, it’s time to call a trusted contractor. When we come to evaluate your project, we also see what your budget is, and design the bathroom according to each individual customer’s needs.

Once the design is set, we create a schedule, and stick to it. However, the most common time setbacks for bathroom renovations are materials not arriving on time, waiting for plumbing or electrical contractors, or hidden surprises within the bathroom. We control every aspect that we can, and plan far in advance to keep everything on schedule. But if we remove the flooring, and the subfloor is rotted from water damage, and the joists are water damaged as well, this will take more time to fix before we continue.

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Average Timeframe For Bathroom Renovation

The typical timeframe for bathroom renovation is 3-8 weeks, but the schedule depends entirely on the details of the project. The sooner that a homeowner gets their budget and plan on paper, the sooner we can order materials and get started. Also, if you’re only looking to change the vanity, the vanity lighting, and the sink fixture, this bathroom renovation will not take long at all. As always, it depends on the details.

How Can I Save Time On My Bathroom Project?

Homeowners who already have their budget and their project needs identified can save some more time by not changing the footprint of their bathroom design. Changing the footprint means moving the sink, toilet, bathtub, shower, or electrical connections. Moving any plumbing or electrical adds a lot of time to the project. If your project keeps all of the fixtures in the same place, and there aren’t any surprises, then we don’t have to coordinate or wait for plumbers or electricians and the homeowner only has to deal with one contractor.



What Does a Bathroom Remodel Timeline Look Like?

The most important part of a bathroom remodel is the planning. Proper planning prevents poor performance. Homeowners who plan, and communicate effectively with contractors have shorter project timelines. In addition, the more you know about your renovation before calling a contractor, and before construction starts, the faster it moves.

    1. Demolition – 2 days
    2. Rough Carpentry – 2 days
    3. Rough Plumbing – 2 days
    4. Rough Electrical – 2 days
    5. Inspection – 1 day
    6. Insulation – 1 day
    7. Hang Drywall – 1 day
    8. Finish Drywall – 1-2 days
    9. Paint – 1 day
    10. Tile – 2-3 days
    11. Flooring – 2 days
    12. Cabinets and Trim – 1 day
    13. Fixtures – 1-2 days
    14. Final Inspection – 1 day

If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom as quickly as possible in New Albany, Lanesville, Sellersburg, Jeffersonville, Clarksville, Floyds Knobs, or Georgetown, Indiana, or East Louisville, Kentucky, call the team at Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers. We provide our customers with lifetime relationships, and take great care in our work. Call 812-944-6383 to schedule a free estimate today!

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