Going the DIY route for a bathroom remodel is a big job, but we want to make it as easy as possible! While you don’t always have to complete tasks in a certain order, prioritizing specific projects will make it easier in the long run. Find out what you should tackle first during a bathroom remodel.
First 5 Steps
Replacing the bathtub or shower? Buy your bathtub or shower pans. These need to be specific sizes, so it’s easier to get these before doing anything. This way you know what size your framing and subfloor will need to be.
Make sure the framing fits your new bathtub or shower. If it doesn’t, reframe.
Complete sub-flooring for bathtub or shower to give a waterproof base.
Complete any exit plumbing that is needed for the bathtub or shower.
Install your new bathtub or shower.
Next 5 Steps
Once you’ve wrapped up the first five tasks, you can complete those smaller tasks. So what should you do next? We outline what we would tackle to complete the project.
Complete rough in for plumbing and electric. Make sure your measurements are correct and your tub, sink, and toilet are exactly where you want them.
Finish the rest of the sub-flooring for the bathroom. This layer ensures even tile placement down the line.
Lay tile for the floors. Double check your pattern, make sure the tile is sealed and grouted properly, and clean up any scuff marks.
Hang drywall, including the backboard for your shower, to lay a solid base for all your aesthetic updates.
Tile the shower. As with the floor tile, make sure your pattern is correct and everything is sealed properly.
Final 5 Steps
Now you can work on the rest of the aesthetics like your vanity, paint, and lighting. These finishing touches tie every aspect of your bathroom together.
Install your sink, toilet, and vanity. The rough in you completed earlier should make this an easy step.
Update fixtures and handles if necessary. If you didn’t get a new sink or vanity during your remodel, you can easily refresh your space with new handles for your cabinets and fixtures for your sink.
Paint your walls. You’ve probably been waiting for this step since the beginning of your remodel!
Install lighting fixtures. LED bulbs save energy and emit even-colored and neutral light, so they’re a great fit for above your vanity.
Hang wall art and shelving. Use open shelving to display your bathroom essentials, such as cotton balls and cotton swabs, in glass jars for a functional and simple look.
Following this guide will help get you started on your DIY bathroom remodel. But if you need more we have extensive information on everything DIY, remodeling, and design in our blog and gallery!
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