Typically, a small bathroom remodel can be completed in 23 days. This, of course, is an estimate given ideal circumstances for the remodel. 23 days translates to four and a half weeks of work, assuming work is done only during normal business days. In the event anything unexpected happens, the timeline could double to a total of 46 days.
Factors Affecting Bathroom Remodel Time
It is rare that a remodeling project goes exactly as planned. A variety of factors can change the bathroom remodeling timeline, which are outlined below.
Type Of Bathroom Remodel
Is your bathroom project just a cosmetic remodel or a complete rebuild? Depending on the exact type of remodel you have in mind, the actual process can take as little as a few days or as long as a couple months.
Homeowners taking care of small parts of the remodel either prior to or after the professionals work can save both time and money.
This factor has been impacting a lot of remodels lately. Are all the materials needed readily available or will you have to wait on delivery? A timeline can be impacted by several weeks in the event you must wait on materials to be available.
If you hire out the work, is your contractor an owner-operator or will subcontracting plumbers, carpenters and electricians be needed? The most cost-effective way to go is working with a single owner-operator for the remodel. Sometimes, though, this is not the fastest way to complete your project.
Small Bathroom Remodel Timeline
Here’s a look at the typical bathroom remodeling timeline:
- Demolition: 2 days
- Rough carpentry: 1-2 days
- Electrical rough-in: 1-2 days
- Initial inspection: 1 day
- Insulation: 1 day
- Hang drywall: 1 day
- Finish drywall: 2 days
- Paint: 1 day
- Final inspection: 1 day
- Tile: 2 days
- Cabinetry and trim: 1 day
- Flooring: 2 days
- Fixtures, etc.: 2 days
- Miscellaneous: 2 days
Under the ideal setting, a complete bathroom remodel should take 23 days.
Preparing For The Unexpected
The timeline detailed above assumes the work is being performed by a professional remodeling service. Slowdowns can happen on homeowner’s side, as well. Homeowners are responsible for issuing payments on time, with late payments slowing down the process. In some cases, the timeline will have gaps and could take up to 46 days to complete.
Ways To Speed Up A Small Bathroom Remodel
By controlling the factors on your end, it is possible for a homeowner to expedite this process. Here are a few ways to speed up the remodel:
- Make all payments on time: Your contractor needs payments on time in order to pay subcontractors and acquire materials.
- Avoid unnecessary updates: Make sure you have a clear vision of what you want the remodel to look like when all work is completed.
- Be available: Try to return every call or email as quickly as possible to ensure the communication is always great for both sides.