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Old 07-29-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
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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!


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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!


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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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