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Installation Process Guide for a Complete Bathroom Remodel

At Big Easy Renovations, we understand that installing a new bathroom can be an intimidating process; however, with the right guidance and preparation, it doesn’t have to be! This comprehensive guide will teach you all the necessary steps for installing your ideal bathroom.

From selecting the right fixtures to hiring a professional contractor, we’ve got it all covered. If you’re prepared to tackle your bathroom renovation, read on to discover how to do it easily!

Demolition and Removal of Old Fixtures

Demolition and removal of old fixtures is typically the first step in a complete bathroom remodel. To complete this process, all fixtures and finishes such as bathtub or shower, toilet, sink, flooring, and wall tiles need to be removed.

The demolition process can be quite messy and time-consuming, as it involves breaking down and hauling away large and heavy items. To minimize damage to the surrounding areas, it is essential to take safety precautions, such as wearing protective gear and using appropriate tools during this stage. Additionally, it’s important to properly dispose of any debris, either by renting a dumpster or hiring a professional hauling service.

bathroom installation materialsElectrical and Plumbing Preparation

After the demolition and removal of old fixtures in a complete bathroom remodel, the next step is typically electrical and plumbing preparation. This involves assessing and updating the existing systems to ensure that they are up to code and can support the new bathroom fixtures. For example, electrical preparation may involve adding additional outlets, upgrading the wiring or breaker box, and installing new lighting fixtures.

Plumbing preparation may involve moving or replacing pipes, installing a new water heater, and ensuring proper drainage and ventilation. To ensure the safety and quality of the work, it is crucial to hire an electrician and plumber who are licensed and experienced. Proper electrical and plumbing preparation will ensure that the new bathroom fixtures function properly and meet all building codes and regulations.

Installation of New Bathroom Fixtures

Once the electrical and plumbing preparation is complete in a complete bathroom remodel, the next step is to install new bathroom fixtures. This includes installing a new bathtub or shower, sink, toilet, and any other desired fixtures, such as a bidet or vanity.

To ensure proper fit and installation of plumbing and electrical connections, it’s crucial to accurately measure and plan the layout of the new fixtures within the given space. It is vital to carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use the correct tools and materials during the installation process to ensure that the fixtures are installed securely.

After the installation of the new fixtures, it is crucial to carry out a comprehensive testing process to confirm they’re proper functionality and to identify any leaks or other potential issues.

Tiling and Flooring Installation

Tiling and flooring installation is another important aspect of a complete bathroom remodel. This step involves selecting and installing the appropriate materials to create a durable and attractive surface for the bathroom floor and walls.

The bathroom flooring options are tile, vinyl, hardwood, and laminate, and each has its pros and cons. Wall tiles come in numerous types such as ceramic, porcelain, glass, and natural stone. It’s important to select materials that are waterproof and can withstand the high moisture levels and frequent cleaning that is common in a bathroom environment.

Proper installation of the flooring and wall tiles involves carefully preparing the surface, laying out the tiles in a pattern, and using the appropriate tools and materials to ensure that the tiles are properly secured and grouted.

Painting and Wallpapering

Choosing the right paint color or wallpaper pattern can help tie the room together and create a cohesive design scheme. It is important to choose a paint designed for high-moisture environments when painting a bathroom to prevent mold and mildew growth, as regular paint is not suitable for this purpose. It is important to prepare the walls properly by filling any cracks or holes and sanding the surface. This will ensure a smooth finish.

Wallpapering a bathroom can be a bit more challenging than painting, as the high humidity levels can cause the wallpaper to peel or bubble. It’s important to select a wallpaper that is specifically designed for bathrooms and to use a high-quality wallpaper adhesive to ensure a secure and long-lasting installation. Proper painting and wallpapering techniques can help transform a bathroom into a beautiful and inviting space that you can enjoy for years to come.

Installation of Lighting and Ventilation

Installation of lighting and ventilation is a critical aspect of a complete bathroom remodel. Proper lighting is essential for creating a functional and inviting space, while ventilation helps prevent mold and mildew growth and improves air quality. To plan the lighting for a bathroom, it’s crucial to think about the various activities that happen in the room, like putting on makeup or shaving. The lighting fixtures you select should give off enough light without causing unflattering shadows.

Additionally, it’s important to select fixtures that are rated for use in wet locations and to properly wire and ground the electrical connections to ensure safety. Bathroom ventilation is typically accomplished through the use of an exhaust fan, which helps remove excess moisture from the air and prevent mold and mildew growth.

Final Touches and Clean Up

The final steps of a complete bathroom remodel are the finishing touches and clean-up. These steps are crucial for ensuring that the bathroom is safe, functional, and visually appealing. Final touches may include installing accessories such as towel bars, soap dishes, and toilet paper holders, as well as adding decorative elements such as artwork or plants. These finishing touches can help tie the room together and create a cohesive design scheme.

After the remodeling process is finished, it is vital to extensively clean the area and get rid of any existing debris or dust for a complete finish. The cleaning process involves cleaning the fixtures, floors, and walls. Additionally, it involves checking that all electrical and plumbing connections are tightly sealed and secure.

Hiring a Professional Contractor

Completing a full bathroom remodel can be an overwhelming and time-consuming process. From selecting materials to the installation of lighting and ventilation, there are many steps involved in the process that requires specialized knowledge and experience.

Hiring a professional contractor who is knowledgeable about all aspects of bathroom remodeling can help ensure that your project is completed correctly and efficiently, saving you time and money in the long run. With their extensive experience with various types of projects, they can provide valuable insights into what works best for your specific needs.

Big Easy Renovations is a full-service bathroom remodeling company, offering a complete range of services to transform your existing space. Our experienced professionals are equipped to handle any renovation project, from selecting materials and fixtures to installing lighting and ventilation.

We take pride in customer satisfaction and guarantee that your remodel will be completed with the utmost care and precision. Contact us today to get started on transforming your bathroom into a beautiful, inviting space that you can enjoy for years to come.

What Our clients Say

We were so happy with our bathroom remodel! The installer was courteous and answered any questions we had. He worked hard throughout the day to complete this installation of a new tub/shower surround which included plumbing fixtures as well for an overall satisfying experience from start-to-finish. You won’t regret using these guys if you’re thinking about renovating your bathrooms. They’re top notch!

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It has been a month since we used Big Easy Renovations to replace the tub in our front bathroom. My wife loves the new tub! It matches everything, from the quality to the design to the color. During the removal and installation of the new tub, the installer was very nice and professional. You did a great job, thank you.

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