Remodeling can consist of simply re-facing a bathroom, adding a small half-bath, or even adding complete, custom bathrooms equipped with saunas, rain showers, custom lavatories, and high-grade toilets. This process can take anywhere from a couple of days up to several weeks depending on the complexity of the plumbing remodel desired, and prices will follow suit from inexpensive to outrageous.
The most common type of bathroom remodeling involves simply replacing the plumbing fixtures in bathroom in order to give it a more modern look while improving function. This is the most cost-effective route if one is simply seeking to update an older design. Some homeowners choose to take it a step further, relocating plumbing fixtures and sometimes enlarging a shower or adding another lavatory. This process usually involves replacements of older plumbing fixtures as well. The there is the addition. Any homeowners want another bathroom installed in the home, usually in the basement. Sometimes only a half-bath is desired, with a toilet and sink. Often times, a complete setup is the goal, with a toilet, sink(s), and a tub or shower (or both). In either situation, waterlines and drainage must be located in the surrounding area, then accessed and tapped in order to supply the new bathroom with each. Often times an ejector pump system is necessary to facilitate drainage in the new bathroom. The area for the new bathroom must be measured, framed, and prepped, none of which a plumber is responsible for. After these steps are completed, the drainage is installed, along with the waterlines. These are stubbed up and capped. It is at this point that flooring, walls, and lighting are installed. The fixture installations are the last step in the process, completing the bathroom.
This is an over-simplified summary, but overall, plumbing remodels are a drawn-out and tedious process. But in the end, the homeowner is left with a beautiful addition to their home, raising its functionality, convenience factor, and even resale value.