October 17, 2020

Do you need to freshen up your bathroom with new fixtures and tile? It seems during this time of Covid, pretty much everyone feels this way. Well, here are a few things that you should know.

 

  1. Start with Planning! ALWAYS! Most especially during Covid, planning comes first. Don’t even think about starting a project without a full plan, a contractor with start date secured and deposit cashed with all materials ordered and on-site. Listen to me here, you will thank us later.
  2. PLANNING: Determine if any of the plumbing fixtures are going to move. If so, make sure your plumber has reviewed your plan and approves that the new locations. Toilets, specifically are difficult and expensive to relocate and include a great deal of code related to the fixture so make sure this is possible.
    1. Select all materials. The typical list includes:
      1. Sink faucet
      2. Shower faucet – and controls
  • Tub faucet
  1. Toilet
  2. Sink
  3. Tub
  • Tile for: bath floor, shower floor, shower walls, and back of the niche
  • Stone: countertop, shower threshold, entry surround, niche surround
  1. Cabinetry
  2. Wall color or treatment
  3. Mirror or medicine cabinet
  • Light fixtures
  • Accessories – TP holder, towel bars, towel ring, and robe ring.
  1. PURCHASE: Order all your materials and hold them on your property somewhere so that when they start construction everything is on-site and they can refer to actual dimensions.
  2. DEMOLITION: Make sure you have a small dumpster on site for demolition and waste while under construction.
  3. FRAMING: The plan will light the way so make sure everything is in writing for all subs to collaborate on prior to starting.
  4. ROUGH-INS: Plumbing and Electrical rough-ins set the inside or all the important parts of the finished work. This is why everything needs to be ordered and delivered prior to rough-ins.
  5. DRYWALL
  6. TILE INSTALL
  7. CABINETRY INSTALL
  8. STONE TEMPLATE / INSTALL
  9. PAINTING
  10. FINALS: Cabinetry, Plumbing, and Electrical – this is the installation of all the “pretty” pieces of lighting and plumbing that work with the

 

For a single bathroom, I would plan on it taking roughly three months or more depending on size and complexity. It’s a lot of moving parts but well worth it.