What to Expect from Your Bathroom Remodel

October 21, 2021

Remodeling a bathroom is a great home improvement project. Updating old fixtures and giving the space a fresh new look can go a long way toward making a relaxing space for a luxurious bath and an inviting area to get ready as part of your morning routine.

But what sort of work goes into remodeling a bathroom? And what do plumbers have to do when they remodel a bathroom?

Read on to find out more about what to expect from your bathroom remodel.

Remodeling work

There are many steps that go into a bathroom remodel. Sometimes a remodel can be light and include only a few touch-ups. Sometimes it is a full reboot, and everything will be different by the end of the process. Here are the steps of a full remodel:

  • Gut the space: For a complete remodel, the process will likely include a complete gutting of the old space. That means removing drywall and old fixtures, including the toilet, bathtub, insulation from the walls and features like cabinets, vanities, floor tiles and anything else that will be replaced.
  • Install new shower or tub: There are many choices for a new shower or tub, and it will likely stay in the same general area as your old tub or shower. This is a good first piece of the installation puzzle, as it will go a long way toward determining the layout of the rest of the space.
  • Install new fixtures: Next you should consider electrical fixtures and lighting. This may include moving some power outlets to accommodate the new features or layout.
  • Lay new tiles: Tiling can be tedious work, but the visual impact is undeniable. Make sure the tile is laid straight the first time, because you don’t want to have to go back and fix it once it’s set.
  • Drywall and paint: This involves cutting the drywall to fit around your existing features, but the whole process will likely be fairly quick. Once the drywall is up, painting can begin.
  • Install new features: Once the drywall is up and painted, the vanity and cabinets, as well as any other new features, can be installed.
  • Hook up the toilet: Finally, you can now install the new toilet and hook it up to the plumbing system. This doesn’t have to be saved for last, but keeping it out of the way can help prevent chipping while the rest of the work is being done.

Plumber’s work

Now that you have the basics of what sort of work goes into remodeling a bathroom, you should also know that there are some specific things that plumbers have to do when they remodel a bathroom. This specialized work can be as simple as hooking up a new toilet or as complex as adding new lengths of piping to reach a new sink or showerhead.

When you are contemplating a bathroom remodel, it’s a good idea to have an experienced plumber on your team. For professional, customer service–focused plumbing work, contact Moody & McClendon Plumbing Inc. today.

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