Bathroom Drywall Demo


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Old 11-27-08, 12:05 PM
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Question Bathroom Drywall Demo

When remodeling a bathroom (relocating plumbing and light fixtures, tub, etc.) is it common practice to simply demo all the drywall in the room or save what you can and patch? Seems to me that in order to have a profesional looking finished product, the smart thing to remove it all and start fresh. Just wondering if this is the correct line of thinking. Thanks.
 
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It will be easier to take it all down and put up new. Not too difficult.
 
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And you will not be making too much difference in the $$$$ department
 
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It is most effective to remove the drywall
 
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That's really a decision that should be made on a job to job basis. There is no need to rip out a wall/ceiling that otherwise needs no work. Basically the decision should be based on what makes for the best looking job with the least amount of work/expense.

That said, I do agree with the others that drywall and it's finishing is a minor part of the cost of the remodel.
 
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Old 11-28-08, 06:09 AM
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I don't think that it's necessary to rip out all the drywall during demo. I would only rip out the drywall on the walls where access is needed. I would rip out the entire wall though rather than just a portion. It's easier to put up a whole sheet of srywall rather than patch a part of a wall.
 
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Thanks for all your input.
 
 

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