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how much did your DIY shower stall cost to renovate?

Old 11-08-10, 05:00 PM
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how much did your DIY shower stall cost to renovate?

i know this varies by region, material etc but i just need a guesstimate - or at least a 'minimum' amount - as to what it may cost to do my shower. It's now down to the studs and i'm keeping the floor for sure since it's in decent shape and i'm going to try to keep the lower 1 ft of remaining tiles that are still in place. but of course i need a new glass door and even if i have to remove the lower tiles, so be it.

due to the weird measurements, it's 42x43 (a check of the big box stores wasnt even close for a 'surround' plus of course it would have to be in pieces to get in there), i'm assuming my only real option is to tile and while i've never done it, i need to diy to save $. I'm not putting in $20 SQ ft tile or anything fancy. i just need something that is highly resistant to mold and it can be plain white even My only 'musts' for the shower are just 2 small corner shelves on the back of the shower. I'm using the existing plumbing since i really dont do plumbing work.

any suggestions or other info is appreciated.
Old 11-09-10, 12:51 PM
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You don't have to use tile. E L Mustee sells all kinds of shower walls that you can adhere directly to the cement board. You would have to place an order through a local plumbing supply but you can call them to see if the have something for you. Search Google for them. If you decide to tile, you can find decent tile for $5,00 per sq ft. You'll need cement borad between the studs & the tile.

As long as the walls are to the studs, it makes sense to change the shower body. I installed a Hans Grohe shower body that rememebers the temperature of your last shower. As long as no one changes the setting, you'll have the same shower every time. It costs $600 but it's worth every dime.
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It should not cost much. Tile can be $1 a square foot..any porcelein tile will be fine..bigger the better so you have few grout lines. And seal them when you are done. More expensive but worh it if you dont want mildew is solid surface you cut to size. silestone and others make good material you cut to the size you need and glue on. MOre cost than tile but no mildew and a lot faster to install. The glass door a a few hundred to a few thousand..i have seen some really nice ones on amazon and other online stores for a few hundred with free shipping! if you ever need a bathroom remodel cost to remodel or add a full bathroom i use the online calculator at Bathroom Remodeling, Redesign & Renovation | www.remodelormove.com | remodelmove It give a decent estimate for the entire job - but also has another button you can click that shows a breakdown of the estimate by 10 or so categories so you can get that in excel and adjust it to your project. It is a good start

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