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led0826 07-29-2007 10:39 PM

Bathroom remodel - what to do first?
We are planning to remodel a small (5' x 8') bathroom - new vanity, sink, fixtures, lights, flooring, paint, possibly a tub surround and new toilet. Does anyone have suggestions on what order to do the work? We are not changing the layout or anything, just replacing what's currently there. Thanks!

zel 07-29-2007 11:22 PM

Gut it, repair any drywall that needs it, paint what you can, starting with ceiling, do tub surround/floor (your preference), install new fixtures, clean!

slakker 07-30-2007 02:02 AM

Here's what I did in order...

1) Gut and clean
2) Electrical for lights if moving boxes, etc.
3) Plumbing - new shower/tub fixtures, drains, etc.
4) Drywall/repair
5) Paint
6) Tub and surround
7) Flooring
8) Vanity
9) Fixtures (lighting and plumbing)/Toilet
10) Clean and touch up paint

I think some folks leave painting to the end, but I like having a coat of paint on first, I think it's a cleaner look at the edges of vanity, tub suround, etc.

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