Remodeling your home is like a marathon — it pays to finish strong. Putting together the right punch list can help you do just that.
Creating a comprehensive punch list at the end of your renovation means considering even the most granular details. That process can be overwhelming, especially if you’re finishing out your first-ever bathroom remodel.
Don’t sweat it. Find our sample bathroom punch list below – and don’t shy away from writing in your own additions.
☐ inspect and repair any damage done to sheetrock during renovation
☐ inspect and repair paint job
☐ inspect and repair grouting on any tile
☐ check that doors and windows open and close easily
☐ check that doors and windows lock and unlock easily
☐ sand or trim warped or uneven caulking
☐ inspect flooring: has it been damaged? Does it need touching up?
☐ clean and remove any paint or dust residue
☐ tile flooring only: check that grout has been evenly applied and sealed
FURNITURE, PLUMBING and FIXTURES:
☐ check toilet flushes properly
☐ check toilet tank refills properly
☐ check water pressure in shower and bathtub
☐ check drainage in shower, bathtub and sinks
☐ check water from shower, bath, sinks: does hot water remain hot? does cold water remain cold?
☐ check cabinet door alignment: do doors hang at a crooked angle?
☐ check cabinet doors and drawers: do they open and shut easily?
☐ check decorative lighting: has it been installed properly and securely?
☐ check functionality of decorative hardware: this means drawer knobs, light switches, etc.
☐ install shower curtain rod
☐ install towel racks, hooks
☐ remove paint or dust from countertops and cabinets