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Old 06-21-2010, 10:44 PM   #1
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I've been getting estimates to replace a one piece baththub/shower unit and toilet for my 77 yr old father with a low threshold shower with glass door, seat and a grab bar. Also, to replace the toilet with a 'comfort height' model. The house was built in 2001 with basic materials on a concrete slab. We want to keep cost low. My current estimates range from $3800 for a fake marble solution, and $6000 for basic tile, and $11,700 basic tile. Also, a $1200 estimate for just the laber for a non tile solution from handiman connection where we provide the materials. The current bathtub/shower is 60" x 30".

How much should this job cost if done properly with basic materials? How many days and hours should this take?

Also, looking for suggestions on what materials to use, tile, or something else. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!

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So you are asking one of us for a Quotation?

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If the 3800 is from a reputable pro with good references, that seems reasonable. How important is tile or real marble to you or father. True, those things will likely have some influence on a future resale but they will cost more. As far as the handiman goes, buyer beware. Some are handier than others.
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Your question is a pretty tough one .... it's kinda like asking "hey, i'm buying a new car - how much should i expect to pay".

I suggest an AngiesList membership - I think it's $5 or $6 a month. That will let you look up contractors in your area and read what people say about them.
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Marble tile in an ADA compliant bathroom for the elderly???
Where does that idea come from. Marble may be the worst thing to use.

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