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jessicag 10-11-2007 07:20 PM

Reversing Handicap Bathroom
 
Hello.

I am interested in buying a house. There are 2 showers in the master bathroom. The owners converted the garden tub into an oversized handicap shower.

I am not handicap and have no need for 2 showers in the master bath. I would like to convert the extra shower back into a tub, preferably a whirlpool tub.

Would that be a very difficult job to do, and would it be costly?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you and regards,
Jessica

glennjanie 10-11-2007 08:25 PM

Welcome Jessica:
Yes, the change would involve some difficulty. Do you have a route to take the old shower out and even more important, will the route accomodate the whirlpool tub? If you get it done for less than $5,000 I will be surprised. Best wishes and please let us know how you came out.
Glenn

Daryl in Nanoose 10-12-2007 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jessicag (Post 11896)
Hello.

I am interested in buying a house. There are 2 showers in the master bathroom. The owners converted the garden tub into an oversized handicap shower.

I am not handicap and have no need for 2 showers in the master bath. I would like to convert the extra shower back into a tub, preferably a whirlpool tub.

Would that be a very difficult job to do, and would it be costly?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you and regards,
Jessica

It is hard to say without a picture, there are a lot of conciderations like is the area big enough to fit a tub and how much is envolved in ceating a area big enough , is there access to the plubing and below the shower, can you get power there and so on. As Glenn mentioned I would allow at least $5000

bathroomsolution 11-01-2007 12:26 PM

jessica:

you may be able to call upon the services of a specialty remodeler. Depending upon the area, a dealer for Re-Bath or similar one day bathroom remodelers may be able to help you out without tieing up your house for weeks to come.

I would budget anywhere between $5K and $10K.


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