We have one full washroom on second level. I'm thinking of converting the bathtub to walk in shower with door and new tiles as the floor is sagging and we have water stain on ceiling of main floor. Its a small size washroom. I know without looking its hard to get an estimate but if you could just tell me the estimate cost of removing bathtub and replacing it to walk in shower, it would be great. At least I can prepare myself for the budget to expect before calling contractors at my place.
Typically the cost would be 8k-12k depending on the materials and the designs you are looking for. As for the water damage we will have to assess the damages and conduct a mold remediation if applicable.
Hopefully this information will help guide you in your decisions.
Hi Simran ... generally speaking a regular size 5x7 bathroom upgrade with a Re&Re tub to stand up shower will be in the $8,500 labour range and roughly $1,500-$2,500 construction materials. Your finish fixtures (shower stall, toilet, vanity, light fixtures, countertop, faucets, mixer valve) can go as high as your willing to spend. I would say safely budget $11,000 and expect an additional 15% for any unforeseen issues like crooked framing in tub surround, or replacing subfloor or mold from previous water damage etc
Good luck with your project :)
Octagon Construction Services
Hi thank you for contacting SNF Inprovements. Based on what you explained I would say you are looking at about $7000-$10,000 depending on the finishes that you select. As for your ceiling and water leak, we would have to determine where the leak is coming from. I Have a great evening.
Sivo @ SNF Improvements
Thankyou all for your feedback.
If you have two projects Basement and Washroom (if leaking) then plan for washroom renovation first.
When the contractor remove the bathtub and if it is on exterior wall ask him to check for insulation might be missing in lower area mostly.
Ask the contractor to check for the floor and walls if any water damaged this is the time to replace all rotten subfloor, and any wood, dry wall all to be replaced.
When doing washroom on 2nd floor insist contractors to use Schluter or equivalent waterproof system. May cost you extra compared to OLD school but you will have peace of mind that it will not leak and tiles will NOT crack or no grout will pop up.
Plan every detail before hand - Tiles selection, use Porcelain and NOT Ceramic, use acrylic grout. Use standard shower fixtures check reviews first, you can go with curbless shower with linear drain ,glass partition with pivot hinge door (use Steel less steel hinges) or sliding door depend on layout and available space.
Toilet select water saver with dual flush, with Bidet seat this is current trend to save paper and very its hygienic.
Vanity could be wall hung with european material build in sink so no seams and very elegant. Ikea could be economical depending on budget .
Moisture sensor exhaust fan is a Must Costco sell for 90 $ worth money, very quiet.
We Design and Build designers style wash rooms, very sleek, modern, less maintenance, easy to clean.
We may not be the Cheapest but for sure one of the best. We believe in.
DO IT RIGHT First Time.
Hope that helps.
A Budget Construction LTD.
Thanks you very much for the information. I will keep these things in mind.
Sounds like you need to do everything. If you supplied all finish products yourself it would cost roughly:
$3000 tile install and waterproofing
$800 to paint
$400 drywall touch ups
$1500 glass door
$1200 management of trades
$300 vanity,mirror,towel bar install
$300 electrician miscellaneous
$250 dust control/floor protection
$500 permit usually
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