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Old 07-03-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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Bathroom Help please


Hello all. I am new here and need some bathroom help. We just bought a house that was built in the 1950's. When I started taking off the wallpaper(3 layers, Uck!!!) I found out that there is plaster behind all the wallpaper. As the wallpaper starting coming off so did the tile that is pink and goes halfway up the walls. It seems as thou the tile will come off very easily.
So here's my question. I am sure this is not the only one I will have. Can I just remove the pink tile as I do not think it is stable and drywall over the plaster on top. I would like to moderize this bathroom with drywall but want to make sure I am doing it correctly. I thought that I could leave the shower in tack but on further looking I think I will have to replace the plumbing as well as we have no water pressure in the shower. I am going to leave the water pressure plumbing issue to the professionals but I would like to do as much of the other myself to keep costs down.
Is there anything else I need to know about before I tackle this job. Thank you all in advance and I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend.
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First question---Is there more than one bathroom in the house?

This is sounding like a gut and re do.

Up date the plumbing --as much as you can---Is the house on a concrete slab or wood floor joists?

Next is electrical---new fan/light and duct--electrical outlet for the vanity--light opening?

Tell us more--pictures if you can--Mike---
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Just reread the post--overlaying drywall over plaster is seldom an option in a small bathroom---causes problems when you run into the tub /shower area with mismatched thickness of materials.
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First question---Is there more than one bathroom in the house?

This is sounding like a gut and re do.

Up date the plumbing --as much as you can---Is the house on a concrete slab or wood floor joists?

Next is electrical---new fan/light and duct--electrical outlet for the vanity--light opening?

Tell us more--pictures if you can--Mike---
Ok sorry I didn't add more info. The house is on wood floor joists. We have a finished basement below this bathroom. Yes there is another bathroom- stall shower.( Would like to keep the bath tub for as long as possible as daughter does not like to take showers yet).
All the light openings and vents look to be in fine places. The only thing I think I would change is that right now the light over the sink is the the soffit (see attached picture-sorry I am in it)and I think I would like it over the medicine cabinet but in order to do that I think I would have to remove the soffit which is probably a ***** to do. Picture is attached. I am fine with in the soffit.

So if I am understanding uou correctly. I can am going to have to remove the plaster on top as well as the tile on bottom? Or do I just have to remove the tile on on bottom? Sorry to be confused on this.
I have attached pictures. Sorry if it is too many. I have never had to do this before and want to make sure I haven't taken off more than I can chew. Am trying to do this all myself in order to save some money. Is there anything I need to know about before getting into this project? Thank you so much in advance.
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