Hall & Basement Bathroom Remodels – 5 x 8 Bathrooms

Posted on: June 13, 2019

Basement Bathroom Remodel in Fairfax Station, Virginia

Hall bathrooms are a common room for homeowners to remodel. A typical size for a hall bathroom is 5 by 8 feet – just enough space to fit a single sink, toilet, and shower/bath. Although the room is small, a remodel is a great way to improve the look of your home and impress guests.

For this project, the homeowner’s basement bathroom was dated, had old fixtures, and one too many plumbing issues. Before the renovation, the bathroom had poor lighting and looked very small. One of the main goals for this bathroom remodel was to brighten up the room and make it look bigger. We achieved this by choosing a lighter color tile and adding recessed lights.

In this post, we’ll outline our process for remodeling a bathroom of this size, answer how much a similar project would cost, and how long it usually takes.


Process of Remodeling A Bathroom


Phase 1:  Demolition

For this bathroom, we removed a vanity cabinet, vanity faucet, mirror, medicine cabinet, vanity light, toilet, shower system, shower enclosure, tile on the wall and floor.


Phase 2:  Rough-In Work

This is when we do all the plumbing. We install a new valve, new drainage, new shower system.

We check all the piping for any leaks and replace any pipes that need to be replaced.

For the sink, we install a new p-trap, new valves for the sink. We again check pipes for any leaking.

We then update all the electrical work – gsi outlets, adjust rough-in for vanity lights, adjust rough- in for exhaust and adjust wiring for recessed lights.

We do not do anything with the toilet at this point, we leave that for the finishing stage.


Phase 3: Prep Work

In this phase, we install durock around shower system and where the tub is going to be.

We waterproof the tub area. If the floor is not concrete, we install backer board on the floor.

This is when the tub gets installed.

We skim/prep the wall and then put the first coat of paint on.


Phase 4: Tiling

We put tile on the bathroom floor and on the shower surround. We also install the baseboard during this phase.


Phase 5: Installing the Essentials

This is when we:

Install vanity set – vanity cabinet, faucet, mirror, and vanity lights.

Install the shower system, new exhaust fan, and LED recessed lights.

Put a second coat of paint and install the new toilet.


Phase 6: Finishing Touches

Lastly, we install the shower enclosure and do any touch-up work after.


What is the Cost & Duration of a 5 x 8 Bathroom Remodel?

A 5 by 8 foot or similar-sized hall or basement bathroom remodeling project similar to the one described in this post usually takes up to 2 weeks to complete and costs around $18,000.

While this might seem like an expensive project for a small room, keep in mind that a clean and newly remodeled bathroom can add immensely to the value of your home. On average a newly remodeled bathroom can in some cases boost the value of your home by up to 20%.

Contact WISA Solutions for Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

If you are considering remodeling your bathroom in the Nothern Virginia or DC area, WISA Solutions is the name to know. We have over 25 years of experience making homeowner’s remodeling dreams a reality, and we’d love to help you with your project!

Get in touch with our team to schedule a consultation by filling out our online contact form or calling 703-337-4344!

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