Making the decision to replace your bathtub with a shower can be tricky. In this case removing the tub made room for a larger shower space featuring a frameless glass and a bench with in the shower.
A 2015 survey of 1 000 bathroom remodelers found that ditching the traditional bathtub was one of the biggest bathroom remodel trends of 2015.
I want to take out my bathtub in my remodel. If you are doing a diy bathroom remodel you should check with your city to see what permits are required. But once a toilet has to come out of the floor during the remodel the best option is replace replace replace says mark. Countertops and cabinets for instance.
This master bathroom remodel retained some elements of the original space. Giant tubs once wildly popular have fallen out of favor. To remove a built in tub follow these steps.
Depending upon the project some permits may be issued immediately while others will require an inspection of plans. And if space is at a premium and you choose to remove your soaker tub in favor of a larger shower it s ok the housing market in northern colorado has a history of supporting your decision. Despite these real estate suggestions homeowners continue to opt for large walk in showers over bathtubs.
Because of the size there s no longer a need for a door either. Realize that an old toilet taken out for a remodel should be rebuilt before it is returned to its old home. When the tub is free from the walls use a pry bar to loosen the front of the tub from the floor.
I know the next time i do major remodel on my master bath the whirlpool tub is coming out although it gets used often and a large walk in wheelchair accessible shower is going to be installed getting prepared for my old age and the possibility that my parents may need to move in with me one day. The master bath has undergone some changes in recent years. Use a screwdriver or pry bar to remove the screws or nails that attach the tub flange to the wall studs.
Instead people are choosing custom showers including overhead showerheads wall mounted showerheads hand held showerheads shower tiles rain bars body sprays and steam showers. I say take it out a fix it the way you want. In re decorating mode a toilet in good repair is something that can stay says deborah.
Place the end of the bar between the floor and the tub and pry up to raise the tub off the floor. If you are using a licensed contractor for your bathroom remodel they will know what permits the job will require. For homeowners who want to keep a tub in their remodeled master bathroom a smart choice for resale would be opting for more energy and space efficient one person soaking varieties.