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When remodeling your bathroom, one of the major decisions is what type of shower or bath to install. A bath or shower installation can take up to two days, depending on the size and complexity of the bathroom remodel. This blog post will discuss what goes into a complete bath installation and the timing. Keep reading for more information.

Bath and Shower Installation

Project Depth

Have you decided to do a partial remodel or a complete remodel? For example, if you only replace the shower, it will take less time than replacing the tub and shower. The most critical factor in how long your bath installation will take is the depth of the project. The remodel can take weeks if everything needs to be replaced, including the fixtures, plumbing, electrical, walls, and flooring.

The Steps of Bath Installation

Bath installations take longer than one might expect. The timing can largely depend on the contractors you hire. For instance, there are 24-hour installation services that utilize quick-surround pop-ins to cover up imperfections. Still, if there is the removal of a bathtub or retiling involved, the process will take longer. The steps involved in a complete renovation include the following:

  • Planning – Deciding on the design and layout can take some time, but it’s generally the first step. Choosing selections from a catalog or portfolio can speed up the process. (1-3 days)
  • Demolition – The contractor will remove the old shower or tub to accommodate the new one. This step can be time-consuming, especially if the tub needs to be cut up for removal. (1-2 days)
  • Cleaning and Prepping – The shower or tub area must be cleaned and prepared for the new installation, including installing a shower pan or bathtub liner, if necessary. (<1 day)
  • Plumbing and Electrical – Hooking up new fixtures to existing wiring and plumbing happens quickly, but new wiring and rerouted plumbing can take time. (1-2 days)
  • Ceiling and Walls – Installing plaster and new drywall comes next and doesn’t take long. (1 day)
  • Tiles and Painting – laying tile on the floor and walls takes time and precision. (1 week)
  • Fixtures and Lighting – Replacing all fixtures, including the faucets and lights, shouldn’t take long now that everything is in place. (1-2 days)

This timeline generally applies only if the contractors don’t have any problems while remodeling. They may find issues like leaks, lousy electrical, or have to replace additional components. Because of the complexity of bathroom remodels, it’s not recommended as a DIY project for most homeowners.

Empire Home Remodeling

Bathroom renovations are a significant investment in your home, and the experts at Empire Home Remodeling can help. We have been serving homeowners since 2006, helping them design the perfect bathroom and adding value to their homes. So, give us a call today at 414-600-6333 if you’re interested in learning more about how our team can turn your dream into reality.