Bathroom Redesign 101: How to Design a Bathroom Remodel
Remodeling your bathroom is an exciting project! From planning to demolition to installation—it can be a lengthy process, and quite displacing if not thoroughly planned. Understanding the process of a bathroom remodel can help you plan out your timeline, making the entire process less stressful for everyone involved. Here are some tips on how to design a bathroom remodel for a stress-free experience!
Remodel Timeline Considerations
A full bathroom remodel can be costly, and how much you’re able to invest at once will greatly impact your remodel timeline. Knowing ahead of time exactly how much you are able to invest will shape your remodeling plan. Before planning any specific projects, determine your budget and timeline for spending the allotted amount. This will help determine whether multiple updates will happen concurrently or if they need to be spaced out to accommodate your budget.
Be prepared to invest the time and money into the remodel, and have realistic expectations about the project. It is extremely important that you hire a contractor that you trust and who shares your vision for your bathroom redesign. Once you have found a reliable contractor, communicate with them frequently to stay up to date and ensure you are all on the same page. Do not rush the project! While you can be prepared for an approximate timeline, it is important to remain flexible and to allot time for potential setbacks so that the project can be done thoroughly.
While budget and specific design needs will affect your timeline, here is an approximate outline of how much time a bathroom redesign will take.
Bathroom Remodel Timeline
Plan to spend about 2-4 weeks researching, contacting, and hiring a contractor.
Plan about 6-16 weeks for the approval process. This is when your hired professionals will ensure that the project is up to code.
Select materials for your bathroom redesign with your designer while awaiting approval. Take into account how long it will take to receive the materials you choose as this may extend your timeline.
Plan for about 2-6 months for the actual renovation. Of course, your contractor should give you a more exact timeline of how long the renovation will take based on size of the project, budget, available materials, etc.
Plan for inspections to take 1-6 weeks after the construction is complete. Once everything is inspected and up to code, your remodel will officially be complete!
Keep your estimated timeline in mind when planning upcoming work commitments, vacations, and holidays. Always give yourself some wiggle room just in case there are any setbacks—which can and do happen. For example, don’t plan to have construction finished right in time to host a holiday or other get-together at your home. It is also imperative that you make a plan for what to do during construction. Is there another bathroom accessible in your home? Will you have access to the bathroom at all? You may need to secure accommodations during construction to continue living comfortably.
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