How long does it take to complete a bathroom renovation project?

One of the many questions we get asked when looking at potential new bathroom renovation projects is “how long will it take?”.  Fair question – especially if you only have one bathroom in your home.  Some people like to plan to move out while the renovation work is underway whereas others have additional bathrooms at home and don’t mind living with the work that is happening.  Whilst we do our best to contain the dust, at the end of the day, it usually escapes into other nearby areas of the home. 

Every bathroom renovation is different so although there is no hard and fast answer to this question, a standard bathroom reno can take anywhere between 2 and 3 weeks.  If you simply want to freshen up your bathroom and replace the tiles, freshen up the shower screen and tap wear, then you will be looking on the quicker side of a project.  When plumbing is staying in the same place and items are simply being replaced there is a lot less work involved for the plumber and will of course help speed up the renovation process.  On the other hand, if you want to move your toilet or convert the shower to a shower and bath combo, there is of course more work involved for the plumber to move pipe and water locations.  It also comes down to how easy it is to access these pipes in order to move them.  For example, if you have a wooden floor and we have easy access below the house to get under and move things around, it will again make it somewhat easier and quicker for the plumber to get the job done.

Other factors that can cause a bathroom project to extend out is having all items going into the new bathroom, all ready to go before we kick off the renovation.  If we have your job booked in to begin on Monday but you have only just ordered your tiles on Sunday and they have a 2 week lead time, the job could potentially be delayed while other works are complete and we’re stuck waiting for the tiles before we can move on with the job.