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Old 11-24-2014, 10:21 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of remodeling my master bathroom next year and I'm not sure how to budget for it.

Right now the entire thing is 4" white square tile.

I'd like to:

- Retile the whole floor, tub surround and backsplash and shower with 6" tile. Mid-grade price range.

- Replace the shower with a seamless glass enclosure.

- Replace vanity countertop and all fixtures.

Here is a floor plan of my current bathroom.



Hoping to do most of it myself. The house is only 14 years old so I'm not anticipating a lot of issues behind the scenes.
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Savings account or CD at a bank or other financial institution
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Figure out how much you think it's going to cost, then double it
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Sorry maybe I should be more clear - how do I estimate the project with tile? How do I figure how much to buy? The rest I think I'm good with
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Figure out how much you think it's going to cost, then double it
Nailed it on the head right there! We got lucky only a few extra 100 on ours!


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Sorry maybe I should be more clear - how do I estimate the project with tile? How do I figure how much to buy? The rest I think I'm good with

It's pretty easy you have all of the dimensions.

On the tub you have an 11.5' wall a 6.5' wall and a 3' wall. (always round up)

That's 21' now you need height, So if your doing floor to ceiling tile, ( doubt it but for demonstration.) and you have 8' walls, take away the height of the tub so we will say 22" that leaves you with a bit over 6' we will call it 6.5

So now you have a 6.5' area by 21' area multiply the two, that is 136.5 sq ft. Now I see you have windows, multiply your length and width of each we will say they are 3' x4' so 12 sq ft each. Subtract that number from the total area. So you have a basic area around the tub of 112.5 sq feet.

Now do this for every area and go pick out your tile, each box is XX amount of square feet.

Don't forget the backer board, thin set and other related materials.


For the floor break it in to smaller sections to figure out the area. You can always return the extra.
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Sorry but go back to 6th grade math. Length x Height for area of the wall
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