Bathroom Remodel Checklist: A Step By Step Guide (2022)

Remodeling your bathroom is one of the biggest tasks you’re going to face as a homeowner.

Not only do you have aesthetics to keep in mind to maintain your property value and coincide with the rest of your renovation plans, but you’re restructuring one of the most-used rooms in your entire house, with the most plumbing.

It needs to be done right. It’s not something you can just do on a whim and stick a perfect landing after two days of work: it takes planning, preparation, and material sourcing with budgeting in mind.

The average cost of a bathroom remodel in the United States is between $9,600 and $11,000, according to Angie’s List, and anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000 according to Home Depot, depending on how lavish you want the end result to be.

We have to plan out every seemingly insignificant detail to ensure this goes off without a hitch.

The first rule of DIY anything is that it will never go 100% according to plan, so we plan ahead to mitigate as many oversights as possible. Let’s get started.

Walk Around Your Bathroom

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Before you actually decide on what you want, I recommend that you walk around your bathroom for just a minute.

Take a look at the texture on the walls: does it bother you? Peer at your lighting fixtures: do they need to be replaced?

You’re going to have a much more critical eye at this point, because everything will stand out to you.

Go into that bathroom like you’re buying your home, and you want to make changes right off the bat before you move in.

Make notes on a piece of paper or in your phone about everything that you want to change.

This is going to come in handy later during budgeting when we start analyzing what’s doable versus what’s a fantasy.

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Seven Steps to Your Bathroom Remodel

Step #1: Visualize and Find Visuals (Six Months to Remodel)

Before you do anything, you need to conceptualize what you want out of a bathroom.

This is your time to look out for ideas while you feel no pressure to hit a deadline or find a contractor just yet.

You have nothing but freedom, so this part of the process is still going to be fun.

Take to Pinterest

To get some stellar ideas, go to Pinterest and look for bathroom remodels.

Not every result is going to be an ideal match or even include the things you’ll have in your bathroom, but it’s a good place to start.

Find out what you want your bathroom remodel to look like, and be sure to search for elements you already have throughout your home to make a cohesive design.

Sketch

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Do you want the sink moved over eight inches? Perhaps a bathtub fitted right over your current one?

Draw a concept of what you want the bathroom to look like in the end.

Keep in mind that not all plumbing can be moved without a huge additional charge and hiring a separate plumber (which will also delay the project completion time), but instead, try to make the plumbing work for you.

The toilet stays in the same spot, sink in the same spot, and so on.

Measure

Measure your space and get ready to pick out materials that you’re happy with.

Here, you can use the measurements to get total floor/wall space, and then use the prices of those materials in our next step: budgeting.

Step #2: Prepare a Budget (Five Months to Remodel)

Budgeting is important for any project, but it’s a little difficult with bathrooms.

We talked about the major price points earlier, and those still stand, so you need to see how much you can spend here.

A bit of advice: a bathroom remodel is not worth a second mortgage or a high interest loan.

Plan to have the money around the time your project starts, and if you’re on-track to have everything before it comes time to call the contractor and order materials, then you’re good to go.

Just don’t take out a loan if you can avoid it unless you really need this remodel.

Plan With Finances

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When are you going to have the full budget, plus a buffer?

You don’t want to come up short. Plan to have all the funding available or at least on its way by the time you call a contractor.

If you have to postpone your bathroom remodel, it’s better to know a month in advance than wait until the end of the grace period and then inform your contractor days before they’re supposed to arrive.

Don’t Go Overboard

You did an entire sketch and gathered visions of what you wanted. That’s great.

Now the tricky part is to separate that window shopping mindset from what you’re actually able to afford and what is doable.

Don’t over plan this by adding insanely high-priced fixtures and materials. One small change can impact your budget on a large scale.

Be Realistic

As you look at the list of things you want to change about your bathroom, you’re going to stop and say “But can I live with that?”, and that’s exactly what you should be doing.

Whether it’s lighting fixtures that you could just clean up and put back, or the popcorn ceilings that you don’t really care about either way, now is time to make some compromise to scale back on that budget.

Step #3: Carve Out Time for the Remodel (Four Months to Remodel)

It’s not going to be a simple, one-and-done type of project, but it can be done quickly with the proper planning.

You don’t want this dragging on for an entire week, so take the time to map out exactly when you’ll be doing this, or when your contractor will be doing this.

Pick a Date, and Stick to it

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Don’t be jumpy with dates. You’re still in the planning phase, and you haven’t made any deals with contractors yet.

Heck, you haven’t even ordered materials.

Pick a date range that can coincide favorably with work, family life, personal life, and ensure that you’re able to oversee the progress so that the end result is to your liking.

Plan for Delays

There’s very few times when a construction project on any scale goes completely according to plan.

Your contractor will be the one calling the shots to their laborers, and once you agree on a time frame with them, they’re going to make it their duty to get the job done in that time frame.

By this point, you will have already agreed on a bid, and they don’t want to be there for extra time (outside of your contract) to finish up agreed-upon work.

However, delays do happen. Plan ahead an extra day in case something goes wrong.

Waylay Obligations

Plan to have the three to five days, or however long your bathroom remodel is going to take, with no major obligations surrounding it.

No doctors appointments, no quick visit to the in-laws: this is important.

You’re spending hard-earned money on this remodel, so be on top of it with nothing to distract you.

Step #4: Hire Your Contractor (Three Months to Remodel)

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Hiring a good contractor isn’t easy. Thankfully, the online world has made it easier to find someone competent in your area.

There’s an art to reading good online reviews versus angry people who just wanted to vent their unjust frustrations, so finding out how to tell the two apart is key.

Call Multiple Contractors

A contractor has to make a bid for the job.

They can’t do all of it over the phone, but if you have the necessary information nearby (square footage, level of removal, etc.), it becomes far easier to iron our details and give a solid quote.

Do this with as many contractors as possible to find the best price.

Cheap Isn’t best

Understand that the cheapest contractor isn’t necessarily going to be the better one.

While it could just be a knowledgeable contractor that’s trying to beat their competition’s prices, the more likely scenario is that they’re going to do a half-job instead of taking care of things the right way.

Keep prices in mind, but don’t let it 100% dictate your decision.

Find a Time Frame

You mapped out time earlier, so now you have to find out if your contractor can have it done in the allotted amount of time.

For a single bathroom remodel, it should be easy to make a concrete timeline so long as you don’t encounter any hidden surprises in the walls or flooring.

If you’re remodeling more than one bathroom, then it’s time to consider a longer timeline and that you might run into more issues with one contractor coordinating two separate jobs.

Outline the Project

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Give a hard date. If you give a wild date range for the starting period, even if it’s in a three-day gap, any contractor is not going to take you seriously.

You need to be concrete with what you want so that they know this is serious, because they can’t afford to pay people for an entire day’s work when there is in fact no work to do.

Don’t be afraid to ask around and use word of mouth to find a contractor from friends and family, but take it with a grain of salt.

Everyone has their own experiences, so whatever worked for your brother in-law might not work for you the same way.

Step #5: Purchase Materials and Place Orders (Two Months to Remodel)

We always underestimate just how long it can take to get something to you.

In a world of Prime shipping in two hours, it’s easy to forget that these heavy products take more manpower and time to move properly.

Take this information into account.

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Place Orders

After getting your materials list, you should have a pretty good idea of what you’re going to need.

Sketches, visuals and everything else are all in check, so now it’s time to take those measurements and order the appropriate amount of materials.

Lowes has an excellent construction calculator that you can use to determine exactly what you’re going to need, based on the category of the materials in question.

On average, it takes about six to eight weeks to actually have materials at your doorstep once you’ve placed the order.

Don’t take this time for granted, otherwise you’re going to have a contractor team ready to go with no materials in sight.

Purchase What You Can Now

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Inspect the material list. If you can get the exact faucet fixings that you want right now, then get your shoes on, go out, and get them.

Don’t take a chance on a cancelled order to ruin one of the most basic parts of your bathroom remodel.

While it might not be convenient to go out and get a hundred pounds of tiles right now, if you’re getting stock model pieces for your bathroom, now is the time to move.

Custom cabinetry, sinks and other bathroom pieces could take that six to eight weeks that we mentioned earlier if you’re getting them created just for your bathroom.

Shop Around

Lowes and Home Depot are the first place that homeowners go to for materials, but they’re not the only providers out there.

Because there’s overhead in these businesses, you can actually save money by buying directly from wholesalers.

Look up showrooms and areas in your city that sell discount flooring, fixtures, and anything else you can get your hands on.

Don’t be afraid to call smaller businesses and ask them what their prices are; not everything is going to be perfectly updated online when dealing with smaller businesses.

You’re going to need materials to cover your backsplash, your lighting, cabinetry, a vanity mirror, flooring, fixtures (toilet, toilet seat, tub, sink), countertops, waterproofing and caulking, and so much more.

Step #6: Clean, Clear, and Contact (One Month to Remodel)

We’re about to make the final preparations for your bathroom renovation.

You’ve sourced materials, picked your contractor, and now all that’s left to do is solidify everything.

Clean Your Bathroom

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You don’t have to Lysol all the tiles, especially since they’re being ripped out, but you should clear out your medicine cabinet.

Take any cleaning materials out of your bathroom from your pantry, remove towels, and anything that isn’t nailed down.

You should also aim for general cleanliness so that your contractors and their labor aren’t walking into a mess.

It’s going to take more time, and they may have to charge an extra hour’s worth of time to haul things out.

Clear Out

If you’re one of those lucky folks that have to put their washer and dryer in the bathroom, it’s time to move them.

You’re not going to have a good time doing it, but if you’re getting a full floor remodel (which you should be doing if you’re going to the lengths of hiring contractors and laborers), everything needs to be cleared out of the way.

Contact

At all points throughout this, you need to ensure that your contractors are still set to go.

Contact them a month before the set date and make sure that nothing has changed.

If they need to change the date or move something around, they might have calling you on the bottom of their list of priorities as they deal with everything else.

Contact them and touch base.

Step #7: Mental Preparations (Three Days to Remodel)

You’ve got three days to go until the remodel.

These are critical last-minute checklist items, and you should take your time going through all of them, checking them thoroughly, to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.

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Contact Contractor

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You contacted them previously, but now it’s good to just call ahead and touch base.

It’s easy for plans in the contracting business to get shifted around last-minute, and nobody understands this better than contractors themselves.

Give them a call, check in; it can’t hurt.

Time Off

Did you need to take some time off of work to ensure everything is being done to your liking?

Check your calendar, make sure your boss is aware of your time off, and be prepared.

If you’re leaving work early, make your supervisor aware.

If you’ve been given the opportunity to work from home for a short while, get your space ready. It’s almost showtime.

Any renovation that you go under can be stressful, so just remember that it’s been planned out to the best of your ability, and you’ve done everything you can to reduce the stress.

There will be some there, especially since you’re spending your own money on this, but it’s important to be level-headed going into this.

Can I DIY This Project?

If you have sufficient knowledge of bathroom remodels, you can definitely DIY it.

The most difficult parts of all this are knowing your home and ensuring you don’t hit pipes, water lines, or create additional damages during demo that are going to cost you more in the long run.

Keep in mind that taking the DIY approach means that you’re going to greatly extend the total work time of this entire project.

You simply can’t do what a team of three could do in the same time.

DIYing a project also means that it’s more work on top of your nine-to-five, so you’re going to be exhausted by the end of the project when it’s time for quality assurance.

Do I Need a Contractor for a Bathroom Remodel?

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If you aren’t going to DIY it, you can’t just hire a few laborers to save money.

Contractors are usually the ones making actual contracts and promises to you, their client, and then they source their own laborers or use workers in their own company.

It cuts down on the time it takes to source labor, but it also means you have less to worry about.

You contact a contractor, and they take care of a lot of the small details.

A contractor is going to go over your end goal with you when they make a bid on the job.

Their goal is to get your idea, or as close to your idea as possible, to come to life.

Hiring a contractor isn’t going to be cheap, but it is going to ensure a smoother time, less for you to do, and that someone competent with more on the line is manning the job (because you can’t be there every single second of it).

How Long Should My Bathroom Remodel Take?

If you’re planning on remodeling one average-sized bathroom, you can expect anywhere from two full days up to five.

This is why it’s best to start one of these projects on a Monday, when available, to account for those potential delays we discussed earlier.

Depending on the depth of the renovation (structural versus cosmetic, or both), compounds may need time to dry, paint will need time to set, and so on.

The more intricate your bathroom remodel is, the longer it will take.

This is why it’s important to iron out these details in the bid agreement from your contractor prior to allowing them to rip up your old bathroom.

Time to Put Your Plan Into Action

You have a six-month plan, ideas regarding your specific costs (even though it’s impossible to get it down to the penny), your bathroom remodel checklist ready, and you’re mentally prepared to undergo this remodel.

Whether you’re going to DIY it or go the route of professional, insured labor, it’s time to get started.

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Either polish off your tools or hit Yelp to find suitable contractors in your area, and get a plan rolling.

From concept to quality check at the end of the line, it’s all up to you. Make it worth it.

FAQs

What do you install first in a bathroom remodel? ›

Tile the shower walls or bathtub enclosure first. Install the wall tile and then work on the floor tile. Use grout for both. Choose a grout that matches or complements the tile.

Can I redo my bathroom myself? ›

The answer is yes! Despite how complex and elaborate bathroom remodels can get (and a few projects you'll need to hire a licensed pro for) nearly half of bathroom renovators chose to DIY their project in 2019, according to the National Association of Realtors.

What should you not forget when remodeling a bathroom? ›

Here are eight things NOT to do during a bathroom renovation.
  • Don't Fail to Plan.
  • Don't Forget to Vent.
  • Don't Use Improper Materials.
  • Don't Skip Underlayment.
  • Don't Cover Your Tub With a Plastic Liner.
  • Don't Put Your Toilet in the Wrong Place.
  • Don't Overlook Storage.
  • Don't Prioritize Looks Over Durability.
21 Jan 2021

What should you not do when remodeling a bathroom? ›

Read on to find out the 7 most common mistakes made during a bathroom renovation and how you can avoid them in your own home.
  1. Ignoring the Bathroom Fan. 1/8. ...
  2. Lacking a Clear Plan. ...
  3. Improper Spacing. ...
  4. Choosing the Wrong Materials. ...
  5. Being Unrealistic About a Budget. ...
  6. Overlooking Small Mistakes. ...
  7. Losing Focus Toward the End. ...
  8. Reno Rules.

What order do you renovate in? ›

Generally, most renovations will follow this order of work:
  1. Strip out and removal.
  2. Structural work – floors, ceilings, walls.
  3. First fix work – plumbing, heating wiring.
  4. Plastering, flooring.
  5. Second fix work – plumbing, heating, wiring.
  6. Bathroom, kitchen fit-out.
  7. Decoration.
19 Aug 2021

What goes first vanity or floor? ›

Generally, flooring contractors prefer that the cabinets go in first so that there is less possibility of the floor getting scratched. Cabinet installers like the floor to be in place so that the cutting and dust from the floor installation will not damage the vanity.

Do I tile the floor or walls first in a bathroom? ›

Whilst you can tile either one first, popular opinion based on experience is that is is easier to tile the walls first and then the floor, if you are tiling both in a room. This ensures that you keep the floor tiles cleaner as you won't be doing so much work around them once they are installed.

What is the most expensive part of a bathroom remodel? ›

Usually, the most expensive part of a bathroom remodel is labor, tile work, and plumbing. While these areas are superior, there are other aspects like layout changes, shower, etc., that can raise the budget according to your preferences.

What is a realistic budget for a bathroom remodel? ›

Average Bathroom Remodel Cost

The average cost of a bathroom remodel is around $5,500, according to our research. Prices can range from $2,000 to $18,000 depending on the type and scope of the project.

What is the difference between a bathroom remodel and renovation? ›

While a remodel changes the form of something (like adding a new shower to an existing bathroom), a renovation focuses more on restoring something old into good repair (fixing up a creaky floor, for example).

How long does it take to completely redo a bathroom? ›

The Answer:

A bathroom remodel can take anywhere from 3-4 weeks, but this answer largely depends on the size of the remodel. Larger remodels will take anywhere from 4-6 weeks, but generally, you should prepare for most remodels to take at least a month to complete.

What is the cheapest way to redo a shower? ›

Ceramic tiles are the best choice as they're not as expensive as porcelain. Both materials are sturdy and reliable and if installed correctly, should last you decades. If you decide that you want to re-tile your shower, this is when your costs can increase. Once again, if you choose to DIY, you'll save money.

Does tub and toilet have to match? ›

Having a bathtub that matches the other elements in your bathroom, such as the toilet and sink, depends entirely on your preferences. Although it's common for the bathtub to match the toilet and sink in most bathrooms, this is not a firm rule.

What should I know before bathroom remodel? ›

Budget Considerations for Your Bathroom Remodel Checklist
  • 1- Evaluate Your Finances. ...
  • 2- Consider The Essentials. ...
  • 3- Add A Little More Than You Think You'll Need. ...
  • 4-Payment Options. ...
  • 5- Stay On Track. ...
  • 6- Slip-Resistant Floor. ...
  • 7- Cabinetry. ...
  • 8- Countertops.
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Can a bathroom be remodeled in a day? ›

If you've been putting off your bathroom remodel because you can't bear the thought of closing this high-traffic room for weeks, then a one-day bath remodel might be perfect for you. These projects can completely update the look of your space without interrupting your life for long periods of time.

What is trending in bathroom 2022? ›

Natural And Spa-like Surfaces, Combined

Perhaps the biggest bathroom trend you can expect to see in 2022 is an emphasis on serene, smooth surfaces and understated, organic materials. Think: large slabs of monochromatic stone, matte black fixtures and light oak-wood surfaces that are naturally elegant.

When remodeling a bathroom when do you paint? ›

Step 7 – Begin Painting

We recommend finishing the paint job before you get the tile, vanity, sink, bathtub, and toilet installed. By doing that, you can decrease the risk of paint splattering on your brand new flooring or fixtures.

Should I redo kitchen or bathroom first? ›

“Kitchens and baths that are properly renovated and designed are good for living short-term and for long-term goals,” she said. While updating both rooms can offer a return on investment, start with the kitchen. If you have the time and budget, make the bathroom your next project.

When renovating do you do floors or walls first? ›

Start with your floors because it's much easier to cover your floors with protective coverings than to try to attach plastic sheeting or painter's cloths to the walls in the entire room. Sheeting or painter's cloths might rub up against freshly painted walls, resulting in small blemishes.

What rooms should you renovate first? ›

This is why experts agree that choosing to remodel your kitchen or bathroom first is traditionally the smartest move. And while kitchens typically cost more to remodel than bathrooms, they tend to yield a better return on investment, so they end up paying for themselves over the long run.

Do you put flooring under toilet? ›

If you're installing a new floor, pedestal sink, and toilet, you should install the laminate flooring first so it's under the sink and toilet. Because laminate flooring floats above the sub-floor on top of underlayment, it will expand and contract slightly with the temperature and humidity of the room.

What is best flooring for bathroom? ›

Porcelain or Ceramic Tile

Porcelain tile is the best of all worlds for bathroom flooring, as it is waterproof, stylish, and cost-effective. Like stone, porcelain tile can achieve a rich, textured, solid feeling. Like vinyl, it is waterproof and is fairly inexpensive.

Should I tile under or around the toilet? ›

The bathroom fitters are unanimous—if you're looking for a high quality finish, with a better seal against water damage, then always tile the floor first.

Do you tile behind vanity or around it? ›

The Extent of the Tiling

For example, if you're planning on tiling the whole of the washroom, we would recommend tiling behind the vanity unit and before installing it, as this means your washroom will be set for any changes you want to make to the design in the future.

What comes first drywall or tile? ›

Sheetrock should be up, second coat taped, sanded, and preferrably atleast primed, if not painted, prior to installing the floor tile. Let all the paint and primer splatters, and globs of taping compound fall on the subfloor, where they just have to be scraped up and call it good!

How do you tile a bathroom for beginners? ›

How to Tile a Bathroom Wall with Wickes - YouTube

What adds the most value to a bathroom? ›

11 Ways to Add Value to Bathrooms
  • Create Twin Sinks. For shared bathrooms, installing an extra sink can be a brilliant move. ...
  • Update Lighting. ...
  • Integrate Custom Storage. ...
  • Add a Neutral Palette. ...
  • Option No. ...
  • Option No. ...
  • Install New Tile. ...
  • Update Shower Fixtures.
18 Dec 2017

How can I save money in a bathroom renovation? ›

12 Ways to Save Money on Your Bathroom Remodel
  1. Keep Plumbing Where It Is. ...
  2. Mirror Frame-Up. ...
  3. Don't Toss Money Down the Toilet — Update It. ...
  4. Hit the Salvage Hard. ...
  5. Alternatives to Tile. ...
  6. Consider Open Shelves. ...
  7. Let There Be Lighting. ...
  8. Count on Countertops.
14 Jul 2015

How much does it cost to change a bathtub to a shower? ›

$2,190, Installed

The estimated cost to replace a bathtub and shower is around $975 for a 60″ fiberglass or acrylic resin kit with shower walls, new tub, and DIY installation. The same tub replacement kit will cost approximately $2,190 for pro installation from a contractor near you.

How much does a bathroom remodel increase home value 2022? ›

In 2022, the study reports, the average full bathroom remodel costs $26,574, for which homeowners can expect a return on investment upon resale of roughly 60 percent — about $15,944. In all 50 states, an average bathroom makeover increased a home's resale value by more than enough to pay for the renovation.

How much does a bathroom remodel increase home value 2021? ›

Zillow data shows that bathroom remodels yield the biggest returns in terms of boosting your home's resale value. For minor cosmetic changes, you'll see a $1.71 increase in home value for every $1 you spend. This includes things like painting and refinishing cabinets, swapping out the mirror or upgrading hardware.

Why is bathroom remodeling so expensive? ›

Per square foot, no room in the house takes more work or costs more money to remodel than the bathroom. The combination of plumbing, moisture content, electrical wiring, and decorating schemes packed into the smallest residential spaces create unique demands on remodeling a bathroom.

Do you need a designer to remodel a bathroom? ›

So yes! You do need a designer for a bathroom to remodel at least most of the time. A bathroom remodel may be a small project but it can at times be a complex project that usually needs the assistance of a skilled designer.

Does remodeling a bathroom Increase home value? ›

On average, a bathroom remodel might increase home values by some 66% of what's spent on the renovation. Upscale remodels might recoup some 57% of your costs in terms of increased home values. In simpler terms, a bathroom renovation costing $100,000 might increase your home's value by about $66,000.

How often should a bathroom be renovated? ›

Experts at LT Plumbing say you should update your bathroom every 7 -10 years. This is based on the general lifespan of bathroom products as they can become damaged through wear and tear.

How long does a bathroom gut and remodel take? ›

How long does a bathroom renovation take? Sweeten general contractors say the construction period will average two to three weeks. Overall, expect the renovation to take between six weeks to three months from planning to wrapping up loose ends.

How long does it take to drywall a bathroom? ›

If you're just doing a facelift you can remove the drywall subtask and you will be at 15 working days which is the equivalent of 3 weeks (5 working days per week). Again, all of this is dependent on how complicated your project is and how many subtasks are involved.

How long should it take to tile a shower? ›

A professional tiler will spend between 6 to 8 hours laying tile floors in a bathroom. A DIY project will take anywhere from 10 to 16 hours.

What is the best material to use on shower walls? ›

Acrylic is the best system to use for shower walls because it is the safest, least high maintenance, and easy to install, meaning your shower could be done in as little as one day. Acrylic is one of the most durable materials used in the shower construction industry, and for good reason.

What does a walk-in shower cost? ›

Walk-in showers can cost between $8,500 (for a smaller walk-in shower without glass panels) and $20,000, depending on the materials chosen, number of shower heads, and design. This is higher than the cost of a normal shower, which ranges between $2,622 and $9,326.

How much does it cost to install a tiled walk-in shower? ›

How much does a walk-in tiled shower cost? Walk-in shower installation costs start just at $4,200. Because walk-in showers are generally bigger and have more components, they can cost a little more; expect to pay between $4,200 and $8,500 for the cost to tile a walk-in shower (a standard 32-inch-square model).

Are colored toilets out of style? ›

Although they're not as common anymore, colored toilets are still out there. If you see a colored toilet, then it's probably going to be in a vintage home.

Do your toilet and shower use same drain? ›

The general answer is that the showers and toilets can use the same drain, but they should not be sharing the same waste trap arm. There are other factors to consider as well, such as whether your drains lead to the main sewer line, or if there are septic tanks that are used in your city or town.

What should match in a bathroom? ›

The cabinet fixtures and hardware in a bathroom do not have to match the faucets. Matching all the hardware to each other is the safest way to make sure the fixtures look cohesive. But since it's your home, go with whatever you like!

What order do you renovate in? ›

Generally, most renovations will follow this order of work:
  1. Strip out and removal.
  2. Structural work – floors, ceilings, walls.
  3. First fix work – plumbing, heating wiring.
  4. Plastering, flooring.
  5. Second fix work – plumbing, heating, wiring.
  6. Bathroom, kitchen fit-out.
  7. Decoration.
19 Aug 2021

What goes first vanity or floor? ›

Generally, flooring contractors prefer that the cabinets go in first so that there is less possibility of the floor getting scratched. Cabinet installers like the floor to be in place so that the cutting and dust from the floor installation will not damage the vanity.

Do you renovate walls or floor first? ›

Most people think that painting should be done first to prevent any spills from marring brand-new flooring. However, experts agree that new flooring should always be installed before you have any interior painting done.

What comes first tiling or plumbing? ›

The bathroom fitters are unanimous—if you're looking for a high quality finish, with a better seal against water damage, then always tile the floor first.

What rooms should you renovate first? ›

This is why experts agree that choosing to remodel your kitchen or bathroom first is traditionally the smartest move. And while kitchens typically cost more to remodel than bathrooms, they tend to yield a better return on investment, so they end up paying for themselves over the long run.

What are the stages of renovation? ›

Whether it's a full home addition or remodeling a room in your home, there are five distinct stages you can expect to go through: planning, budgeting, demolition, construction and cleanup.

What is the most expensive part of a bathroom remodel? ›

Usually, the most expensive part of a bathroom remodel is labor, tile work, and plumbing. While these areas are superior, there are other aspects like layout changes, shower, etc., that can raise the budget according to your preferences.

Do you put flooring under toilet? ›

If you're installing a new floor, pedestal sink, and toilet, you should install the laminate flooring first so it's under the sink and toilet. Because laminate flooring floats above the sub-floor on top of underlayment, it will expand and contract slightly with the temperature and humidity of the room.

What is best flooring for bathroom? ›

Porcelain or Ceramic Tile

Porcelain tile is the best of all worlds for bathroom flooring, as it is waterproof, stylish, and cost-effective. Like stone, porcelain tile can achieve a rich, textured, solid feeling. Like vinyl, it is waterproof and is fairly inexpensive.

Which comes first drywall or tile? ›

Sheetrock should be up, second coat taped, sanded, and preferrably atleast primed, if not painted, prior to installing the floor tile. Let all the paint and primer splatters, and globs of taping compound fall on the subfloor, where they just have to be scraped up and call it good!

Should baseboards be installed before flooring? ›

Baseboards are often installed before flooring, although it depends on the type of flooring being used. It is necessary for carpeting to have the trim in place, allowing the edges to be tucked under and out of sight. However, for hardwood or laminate, it is easier to install the trim after.

When remodeling When do you paint? ›

We recommend painting once all major structural and functional work is done, but before new flooring or carpet is installed. Essentially, floors come last so you can avoid the heavier wear and tear multiple contractors, tools and dust the full renovation brings.

Do I tile the floor or walls first in a bathroom? ›

Whilst you can tile either one first, popular opinion based on experience is that is is easier to tile the walls first and then the floor, if you are tiling both in a room. This ensures that you keep the floor tiles cleaner as you won't be doing so much work around them once they are installed.

Do you put toilet first or tile? ›

Always install tile before the toilet - the toilet is the last thing to be installed along with your faucet, and shower nozzle.

Do you have to remove toilet to install vinyl flooring? ›

Remove any carpeting or old vinyl flooring and temporarily remove the baseboard. If you are installing vinyl planks in a bathroom, you may need to temporarily remove the toilet or you can install around it. If the subfloor is unlevel, you can fix low spots with a self-leveling product and sand or grind down high spots.

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