how to do a bathroom renovation


Here are the typical steps for renovating a bathroom:

  1. Plan the layout and design. Decide what fixtures, finishes, and amenities you want. Create a floorplan to figure out the best layout. Choose paint colors, tile, countertops, etc.
  2. Get permits if needed. Many bathroom renovations require permits from the local building department. Apply for these early in the process.
  3. Protect surfaces. Cover floors, counters, and other surfaces with drop cloths or plastic sheeting to protect from dust and debris.
  4. Demo old bathroom. Remove old fixtures, flooring, walls, etc. This creates a blank slate for the new bathroom. Turn off water supply lines before removing any plumbing.
  5. Repair subfloor. Inspect the subfloor for any water damage or other issues. Make repairs if needed to create a smooth and stable surface.
  6. Install rough plumbing. Add any new drain, supply, or vent lines you may need. Connect to existing plumbing.
  7. Install new drywall. Hang and tape drywall on walls and ceilings.
  8. Tile the floors and walls. Lay tile on the floor, then do the walls. Let tile dry completely.
  9. Install plumbing fixtures. Mount the toilet, sink, shower/tub, etc. Connect the drain and supply lines.
  10. Install lighting and other electrical. Add any new lighting, fans, heaters, etc. and connect them.
  11. Paint. Prime and paint the walls and ceiling with your chosen paint colors.
  12. Install trims, cabinets, and accessories. Add the finishing touches like baseboards, mirrors, cabinets, towel bars, etc.
  13. Inspect and get final approval. Have an inspector check for proper plumbing and electrical work if needed. Get any final sign-off from the building department.
  14. Clean up. Remove any remaining construction debris, dust, and tools. Clean all surfaces well.
  15. Caulk and seal. Apply caulk around sinks, tubs, fixtures, and trim. Add any other waterproofing as needed.

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