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Advice on how to proceed with bathroom renovation


Old 07-02-20, 03:20 AM
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Advice on how to proceed with bathroom renovation

Hello all, I live in a condo. Many years ago I decided that I was fed up with my 1958 original bathroom, as an incentive to do something about it I decided to remove the tile to push me to renovate. Regulations on permit changed and years and I'm stuck with the defaced bathroom. I had made several consultations and none go cheaper than $5k.
Thtey all say that the walls need to be removed and replaced.
Are there any options like retitle on top of the wall?
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Old 07-02-20, 03:28 AM
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Areas that are not considered wet areas (above tub or in shower) "could be" skim coated and retiled, but it would be a lot of work and would not likely turn out as good as replacing the wall board. But it could be done. Wet areas need to be tile backer board.
Old 07-02-20, 03:43 AM
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A tub/shower surround built in the 50s would likely have a cement bed under it which is as good or better than cement board. I don't know how feasible it is to repair it [level it off] after demo. I agree gutting the bath rm would turn out nicer along with allowing you to update the electrical and insulation if needed.
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