About to embark upon a much needed update to a 1978 Master Bathroom shower/tub. The style is known as a Roman tub. Basically it means precarious when wet step down to a ‘tub/shower’ area. This blog will follow the steps of the project from start to finish.
The basic white 4″ x 4″ tile is scraped and missing grout in several areas, the shower head is lower than would like, the ceiling is not tiled and therefore has a tendency to become a bit moldy if not watched, the tub drain is disintegrating….
The steps are dangerous to navigate, especially when wet as it tends to be in a shower!
Step 1: Get cost estimates together
Had general contractor out to home to tell us about filling in the sunken tub, replacing all plumbing fixtures and do a preliminary measure for tile needs.
Began researching options for field tiles and accent tiles
Step 2: Select plumbing fixtures
Chose a modern single handle faucet. No tub spout needed as ‘tub’ feature will be going away.
Step 3: Begin the search for the perfect field tile which will go on shower walls as well as the adjoining bathroom floor
The issue is cost (isn’t it always).
The style and type of tile we like averages $10 SQF. We need about 180 SQF.
The hunt will continue with a goal of no more than
$5.50 SQF for the field tile, and no more than $10.00 SQF for the glass mosaic accent tile (45 SQF).
More to come as the project progresses!!