How long does a Bathroom Renovation really take?

Bathroom renovations are most definitely not an overnight project. Achieving your dream home takes a lot of planning and time to ensure everything works smoothly when the renovation has been completed.  For first timers, it can be difficult to understand the timeline of a renovation project and today we have given you a rough guideline to make sure your boxes toward the perfect bathroom have been ticked! 

Pre Construction Phase


It is important to have an understanding of what you are after in terms of your renovation, so that you can find a contractor who aligns well with what you are trying to achieve. Going in with a solid plan on layout + general vibe of materials and products will make the discussion and planning process of your renovation far more efficient. 

 2. Find the Right Renovation Company  ( 1 – 4 weeks ) 

It is incredibly important to look around and find a company that really represents you and your style! A lot of renovation companies specialise in a specific look or atmosphere so find someone who aligns with yours. Are you looking for a Full or Partial Renovation? This is important to note as a few companies don’t actually offer partial renovation services. 

 3. Sign Contracts and Finalise construction Schedules.  ( 1 week ) 
Once you have decided on a contractor that best fits you, they will have a contract put together for you to Sign before construction commences. The contract will comprise of information regarding The work that needs to be done, An estimate timeline for completion and timing of payments throughout project. Make sure to read through this contract thouroughly and look out for any fineprint that you must be aware of. 
 4. Obtain Permits and Approvals (Ranges widely depending on which approvals you need for this project, be prepared and allow for weeks – months) 

Obtaining Permits and Approvals will be the one place where problems can occur. If you are renovating an apartment room or spaces that aren’t stand alone houses, you need to attain board approval. This alone can take a few months! 

 5. Source Materials (Wide range, prepare in advance for weeks) 
If you are responsible for sourcing all the materials, then make sure to place orders as soon as the design plan has been completed! Shopping for features to include in your bathroom can be a very enjoyable and exciting experience. However in saying this, it won’t be fun having to delay construction time because one of your features (eg. Toilet, bath, shower) hasn’t been delivered on time. Here at Lukes Renovations  we supply everything you need in a bathroom, from toilet paper dispensers to Luxurious Hovering Vanities. 

Construction Phase

  1. Demolition ( 1 day ) 
It is demolition time!! Now that all the paperwork is done, it is finally time to start creating the bathroom of your dreams! Depending on the size of your bathroom and the intricacies on what you want to keep and what you want to do, this process shouldn’t take for than 4 hours 🙂 
 2. Reroute plumbing and Electrical ( 1- 3 days ) 
By this stage, your bathroom should be stripped completely and it is time to reroute plumbing and electrical, which can take anywhere between 1-3 days depending on the amount of work that needs to be completed on origional  framework. 
 3. Installation – Floor Tiles (1/2 – 1 day ) 

Depending on the size of your space, laying down the floor tiles should only really take half a day to a full day max. It must be so exciting seeing it all come together! 

4. Installation complete ( 1- 3 days ) 

Now that the foundation and floor have been set up, it is now time to start piecing your oasis together! This stage is where all shower, bath, toilet, accessory, tile, lighting and shelving fittings will be completed. You should expect this process to take 1-3 days give or take. 

 5. Clean Up Day (1 day) 
Contracts state that the space be left in “broom swept” condition, however we highly recommend hiring a cleaner to thoroughly clean the space! This way, when you first use your bathroom it is in immaculate condition and you have nothing to do… but relax!

Post Construction Phase

 1.Final walk through with contractors ( 30 mins ) 
After spending all this time and money on renovating your new bathroom, you want to make sure everything is working perfectly! Walk through the space testing, doors, drawers, taps etc and make sure everything works as it is supposed to. After this process, we recommend leaving a notepad in your bathroom and jotting down anything that your contractor may need to fix! Do this for two weeks while living in your new home without speaking to your contractor, then inform them of everything that needs correction. 


 2. Punch List Items ( 1 Day ) 
If you are unfamiiar with the phrase “punch list” it essentially reffers to items requiring immediate attention. Once your contractor has this list and has rendered any complications then it is time to make payment on that last installment!!


And there you have it!! The ultimate time guideline to your next bathroom renovation! 



Bill Andrews
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Outstanding!I recently came across Luke's Bathrooms from a google search. I was fortunate enough to have Luke come out on the same day, that I enquired about having a quote done.Luke's knowledge, customer service and general approach exceeded my expectations. He provided his insights on potential options for a relatively small bathroom at a great price.Following this, I visited his showroom and he was able to help bring together all aspects of the renovation with fittings that met my needs.The actual renovation itself was so easy and painless. Luke managed every aspect of this. His team did an amazing job and the quality of the finished product was of the highest standard. Everyone who has seen the before and after bathroom cannot believe the transformation. I am extremely pleased and satisfied with the work done by Luke's bathrooms.I would not hesitate to recommend Luke and his team and I will definitely engage with them again in the future.On a personal note, Luke is one of the few genuine tradesmen and people in the market who can be trusted and I have enjoyed doing business with.Thanks for everything Luke. All the best in the new showroom.Bill (Newtown)
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We had Luke Bathroom Renovations to renovate our bathroom at Seven hills. Luke was communicating clearly and proactively with us for each and every step from the start till that we had our first shower in the beautifully completed Bathroom by Luke and his team. Luke and his team were all very professional and more importantly customer- focussed. They all listened to our words carefully and delivered what we expected for best price with a quality which was second to none. Luke coordinated all the trades very well to get our job done smoothly. We have not come across any issues in our bathroom. It is all about the value of Luke’s professional service and works. We highly recommend for stress-free bathroom renovations with high quality workmanship and products for reasonable price on time.