Along with the question of cost, the amount of time it takes to remodel a bathroom is a regular ask. Obviously there are dozens, if not hundreds, of variables. Almost any Contractor, Interior Designer, or Trade Contractor will give the universal answer: “well it depends…”. We want to shed some light on this topic today. Just how long does a bathroom remodel take?

Size and Scope Affect How Long a Bathroom Remodel Takes

The first thing to consider when trying to determine timeframe is the size of your bathroom. Clearly a larger space will take more time than a smaller one. There are tradeoffs to this rule: a small bathroom means only one person is really able to be effective at a time. While in a larger bathroom you could have two, three, or even four people working at once. But do you really need that many people working all at the same time?

The answer to that question depends on the second factor: scope of work. If you are just giving your hall bathroom a little polish and shine with a new countertop, updated plumbing fixtures, and maybe a tile floor, you can expect things to go pretty quickly. One or two carpenters will knock that job out in a hurry.

Now if you are planning on remodeling your entire bathroom down to the studs, obviously things are going to take longer. You are adding multiple phases and trades to the project. This would add time whether it is a tiny bathroom or a huge master suite. A good Contractor will recommend taking most of the sheetrock off in a full-gut-remodel. There are a few reasons for this: