Looking for bathroom advice


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Old 02-28-14, 01:27 PM
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Looking for bathroom advice

So I purchased this home, hated the tile that was on the wall, and the cast iron tub was rusted out.

I decided i wanted the tub out, and will be replacing it with an all in one shower/tub insert.

To give you an idea of the room, that vanity (which will be taken out) is 57 inches across. Shower is 60 inch.

I dont foresee any issues finding a shower to fit, ive found multiple already.

My biggest issues are the vanity, and the walls.

the walls are plaster and lath, so i want to avoid ripping them out to replace them with dry wall to achieve a nice smooth wall.

Part of me was thinking of just smoothing it out where the tile was as much as i can, and putting a beadboard finish up.

As for the vanity. there are not many options if i want a exact wall to wall vanity, since its 57". I do sort of like that half wall separating the vanity from the toilet though. And the idea of ripping that out, and patching the wall, floor, ceiling dont really sound too appealing either.

So do I just but a 48 inch vanity, and have 4.5 inches on each side free? To i knock the wall out and buy a 60 inch?

Also, Ive never done beadboard, what kind of obstacles can anyone fore

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Old 02-28-14, 01:37 PM
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With a little skill and patience you can float the wall smooth. I'm not fond of beadboard in bath rms because of the moisture, it would be a good idea to prime both sides [and the bottom] prior to installation. Can you dress up the existing vanity? maybe install a new front and top.
 
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Old 03-06-14, 06:41 AM
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Does anyone know the best method to remove that black glue from the wall?
 
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Old 03-06-14, 06:53 AM
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..... with much frustration About all you can do is scrape it off the best you can, seal any exposed gypsum and then skim coat. Sometimes it makes more sense to rip out and replace.
 
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Old 03-06-14, 03:09 PM
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Does anyone know the best method to remove that black glue from the wall?
Warming it up with a heat gun might help. I'm wondering whether that mastic might contain asbestos, just as some adhesives used to set tile floor do.
 
 

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