Remodeling a bathroom can be a big job, and the length of time it can take will depend on how much is being changed, the size of the space and who is doing the work. Knowing how to estimate the timeframe for various remodeling jobs helps you plan your bathroom transformation.
How Long Does It Take to Retile a Bathroom?
Retiling a bathroom can transform the entire space and replace old and cracked tiles that allow water to seep through. Depending on the room and material, a professional can retile a bathroom in a day or two even as unexpected challenges arise. In an ideal situation, a DIYer will likely take only a little longer to complete the project after removing the old tile. But this timeline can lengthen drastically as DIYers run into unforeseen issues.
These windows are only estimates. Retiling involves prepping the area, laying the tile, waiting for drying time, applying the grout and waiting again for everything to dry thoroughly. This process assumes the project succeeds without uncovering complications like water damage under old tiles that require attention.
How Long Does It Take to Remodel a Shower?
Remodeling your shower can be as simple as replacing an old shower or as complex as changing the style and even size of your shower space. The type of remodeling you want to do will affect the time needed for the project. It can take a professional as little as three to five days to replace a shower.
However, that time estimate can be longer if the parts or materials you've chosen are unavailable. Taking on additional work alongside the shower remodel, such as laying new tile, will also extend the project.
For a DIYer, a shower remodel can take 23 to 46 days, in part because getting the materials can take weeks and in part because learning the process can take some time. Experience and resources are part of a professional's speed, and many DIYers do not have the tools or the teams professionals use to install a shower quickly.
How Long Does It Take to Grout a Shower?
Grouting a shower can take a few hours, and the shower will need to dry for 24 to 72 hours before use. A professional can often grout a shower very quickly, thanks to their experience and training. The length of time can vary, depending on the size of the shower and the tiles, whether you need sealing and other factors. If you're tackling the project yourself, be sure to add in extra time for errors and clean-up, too.
How Long Does It Take to Remodel a Bathroom With Colebrook Construction?
At Colebrook Construction, we understand you want to have free use of your bathroom quickly after a remodel. Our team consists of professionals with extensive experience in tiling, grout, plumbing and other parts of your remodel, and this expertise may allow for a timely remodel. In addition, we tackle each remodel as a custom project, so we can discuss timelines with you in detail. If you're interested in a stunning new bathroom, contact Colebrook Construction for a quote.