What order are tasks performed for a complete bathroom renovation?

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Posted by: from London
6/11/2015 at 9:34:53 AM

I will be replacing all fixtures, new cabinets, new shower, freestanding tub, additional lighting, new floors, and will need some new drywall.

My questions are what is the process for complete bathroom reno? What order are tasks performed? Who does what and when?

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Date/Time6/11/2015 at 11:38:40 AM

Hi Bonnie,

The first thing would be to make sure you are safe when starting a project. If you're not familiar with any sort of renovation you should contact a contractor to come take a look and see the best way. Usually I would start gutting where I'm going to be working and also make sure to turn off the water or call a plumber or electriian both licensed to come and disconnect any plumbing and cap it as well as the electrical contractor to remove fixture and meret the power line.

After that you. Old start removing drywall flooring and cleaning up so that plumber and electrician could come after and position where you want things. I would leave floor for after drywall and tape so it doesn't get damaged.

So it would be:



Insulation/ vapour barrier



Install floors and cover

Trim carpenter for baseboard


Install fixtures

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Date/Time6/11/2015 at 12:14:12 PM


Pedro gave good advice. Make sure that all the plumbing and electrical are in place then drywall, paint, flooring, trims, etc. Depending on what type of shower, that might be built in or added as an after thought. Everything else should be relatively easy. Having said that, I'd suggest the tub first because you'll need the space to move around. Then sink toiled and whatever else would be part of your new reno.

Have fun with the project, you'll appreciate the results.



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