Bathroom remodeling help needed


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Old 07-04-16, 08:51 PM
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Bathroom remodeling help needed

Wanting to maybe knock out some walls???
Shower tub must go vanity is trashed and I dunno why they put carpet in the bathroom.

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Old 07-04-16, 08:59 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Are you just looking for ideas ?
Are you planning to do all the work yourself ?

Pictures are good but some more input from you is required. Removing a wall or walls is possible but you need to know if there are pipes in that wall and if that wall is load bearing.
 
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Rip up the carpet and show us what's underneath.

Do you have any ideas of what you want at the moment?
 
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@PJmax

Thank you.

Yes, ideas would be wonderful.
I am a first time DIYer, I just replaced the trim in my room.
Never done it before and it turned out really good also painted the brown walls in the room.

I think the walls where the pipes are would be located in the wall in where the tub is. I think the opening behind it was meant for a shower.

Would like to just eliminate that shower tub and just do a nice walk in shower.


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Will be ripping out the carpet tomorrow there is some molding in some areas so it looks like this could be nasty.
Not certain what I wanna do yet, but I want to start from scratch just showing a perspective of it's current state.




This is a pic of first time ever doing trim work and painting the room flat white and high gloss on trim.


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Additionally, when you say the shower tub must go, what does that entail - just replacing it with another or something more complex?
 
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Wanting to do away with it and put in a walkin shower.
 
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Is there another tub in the house? It's not usually good for resale to remove the only tub in the house.
 
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Will the shower stay in the same place? or will you need to relocate the drain and supply lines?
 
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Old 07-05-16, 06:31 AM
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@Stickshift
Yes, It is a 2.5 bath.

@Marksr

Yes, same place not wanting to relocate.
Just wanting to make it fancy.
 
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Old 07-05-16, 07:01 AM
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Keep in mind that a shower takes a 2" drain and a tub takes an 1 1/2" drain so upgrading your drain lines will be needed.

Can you upload a floor layout with measurements? Looks to be a lot of wasted space.
 
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Hmm I have this thing...

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Z was talking about the pipe taking water away, not just the entrance of the drain.
 
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How do I do that? Is it hard?
 
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First thing you have to do is determine what size waste line you have.
 
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Old 07-10-16, 09:12 PM
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Hey guys wanting to postr some progress pics, but it is not letting me load pics on here for some reason..
 
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You might have to resize the pics as the forum won't allow you to post them if they are too big.
 
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Some progress pics.
 
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Old 07-11-16, 09:37 AM
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Carpet,nails,tac strips and staples are now out of there.Name:  25q42hk.jpg
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Old 07-25-16, 01:02 PM
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Bathtub finally out.

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Do you have access to the plumbing below the bath rm?
 
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Below that is the first floor.. I would have to rip out the ceiling.
 
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Old 07-25-16, 07:20 PM
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Then you will have to rip out the subfloor to access the plumbing. I mentioned this before you even started that the plumbing was going to have to be upgraded to 2" to accommodate a shower.
 
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Old 07-25-16, 08:14 PM
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Can I build the floor up instead of rip out? Not enough clearance.
 
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Old 07-25-16, 09:27 PM
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Can I build the floor up instead of rip out? Not enough clearance.
All do respect, that statement doesn't make any sense. You take up the subfloor to gain access to the plumbing that is under the floor and in the walls and make your upgrades.

While you are at it, make sure you put a cap on that tub spout stub out lest you have an opps that spills a ton of water into the work area. Don't rely on a turned off valve as it can easily get bumped during construction and turned on.
 
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How does that not make sense...I up the height with concrete, get a adapter plug so its 1 1/2 inch one side 2" on the other connect them run the drain at a angle up to the middle.
 
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You need new drain pipes and you either have to rip up the ceiling below or the floor in this room to run them.
 
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Okay done.. and upgraded.. Whats next?Name:  iwoeb7.jpg
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Update!!!

New update, new vanity, New sinks, new flooring, New toilet walk in shower still under construction.
 
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