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Old 06-26-2018, 08:28 PM   #1
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Bathtub to shower conversion?


I live in the small condo with 1 1/5 bath where my main bathroom has a bathtub with shower in it. I'm thinking about converting that to a full tub length shower with tile and Glass door but I'm not sure if that would be a good idea when trying to sell the condo? Would home without bathtub be harder to sell? Chicago suburbs. Please advise. Thanks

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Old 06-26-2018, 09:04 PM   #2
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That would depend on the people wanting to buy it.
A shower would also need an upgrade on the size of the drain pipe.
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:11 AM   #3
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If your concerns are "selling" the condo, then don't do it. If you are looking to enjoy the condo, do what you want to do. Is there only one bath in it? No other bath with a tub? As Neal says, you will need a 2" drain for the shower whereas tubs normally only have 1 1/2".
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If your concerns are "selling" the condo, then don't do it. If you are looking to enjoy the condo, do what you want to do. Is there only one bath in it? No other bath with a tub? As Neal says, you will need a 2" drain for the shower whereas tubs normally only have 1 1/2".
I have what's called 1 and a half bath. The half bath is on the first floor and the bath with bathtub/shower combo on the second floor. I may be selling or renting this unit in the next two years. Me and my wife love the standing shower idea but we are afraid that this may eliminate anyone with baby or a pet. It's that a true concern on our part?

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I would check with local real estate pros and see if one takes longer to sell than the other. That would give you an idea of where the market is.
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Any idea how much would cost an update similar to this on the picture? Simply take all the shower plastic walls out, and tile the whole thing up leaving the bathtub alone.

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So you have a shower unit in the tub area. Yes, very doable. Remove the panels, make changes to the water supply valves if needed, remove any sheetrock that is behind the walls, install a 6 mil vapor barrier, 1/2" Durock or equivalent allowing it to sit on the tub flange, then tile away.

Cost will depend on the tile you choose, but overall you could probably DIY for about $500 or less if you didn't change the faucet assembly.
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Thanks man. It sound so easy when you explain like that 🤣🤣🤣 I'm not sure my wife would allow me to be without shower for a month if I did it myself. I can fix my cars but this is another level. I think I would wanna hire a professional to do this in one or two days max. That's why I'm asking for the cost. Anyway, any suggestion on easy to clean tiles? I actually like these from the second picture just not sure what kind of tiles are those?

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Oh, poo. It's a 4 day job, IMO, even for a DIYer. Now that's 4 full hard days, not after work stuff. Demo on TV is 30 seconds. It will take you longer Get all the demo done so you have bare walls to work with, then put it all together.

Your tub is 5' long so, if you are using 12" tiles, their spacing should be good across the back. You can offset the tiles or make a running bond. You'll need a tile saw which you can rent fairly reasonably. On the sides, you can use either bullnose ($$) or metal tile finish strips, then install your tile from these vertical strips to the back, cutting as necessary.
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