Can you give me a Easy uncomplicated way to do this bathroom?

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I want the tub inside done to stay and not peel, it been done twice already. I use dishwashing liquid to clean it. Shower inside wall or covered with shelves and tile, tile around the wall and window area. Remove the circular shower altogether put a wall behind the tub so I can use a straight shower rod and closet with shelves at top room for laundry basket at bottom behind tub. All this from a lady who can not cut a straight line and highly unskilled but highly willing. In reality I like to move the tub with built in shower to back wall long ways behind my now tub. Move the toilet where tub is and put a door to open covering toilet view, remove sink and closet behind the door. Put roomy double sink with more top and bottom cabinets and put better heat, fan and light system. Please advise?

q can you give me a easy uncomplicated way to do this bathroom
q can you give me a easy uncomplicated way to do this bathroom
q can you give me a easy uncomplicated way to do this bathroom
q can you give me a easy uncomplicated way to do this bathroom
q can you give me a easy uncomplicated way to do this bathroom
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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 17, 2018

    Hi Faye,

    With all that you want to do I think you need the help of a professional. There is a lot of plumbing that you want to change and you'll need to check your local regulations about that part, especially. Your town may require a plumber and inspection. The same is most likely true if you need to run new electrical lines for your light fixtures. With this type of job you want to be sure everything is up to code for safety reasons and so that you won't have to have it done before you can sell your house in the future. Once the major work is done, you can focus on the painting and other decorating ideas that you would like. I hope this helps you. Wishing you the best!

  • Joye R. Foster Joye R. Foster on Jul 17, 2018

    I have learned the very hard way to know when I am too ambitious. What you want to do needs a professional. Good luck, and best wishes.

  • Oh dear, I admire your willingness but moving all that plumbing is far from uncomplicated. You need a contractor and a plumber. All this work needs to be performed to local building code and pass inspections. If you can find the right match, you can shadow both the contractor and plumber to help out and learn. Then tackle the tasks that do not require professional services.

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Jul 18, 2018

    Agreed with all above comments, uncomplicated would be to hire a contractor, they can get it done in a few days exactly as you would like it, then you can step in and decorate. Good luck.

  • Cwh6899259 Cwh6899259 on Jul 18, 2018

    I would use white vinegar, cloth and elbow grease to clean that tub. If your going to be moving everything about, why don't you send the tub out to be professionally re-enameled. They will sand blast it to get the old finish off, then recoat and bake it to its original finish. Please do not tackle plumbing and electrical on your own. You need to hire someone professional.

  • Steve Woodward Steve Woodward on Jul 19, 2018
    I am only going to address the tub part,. "" I want the tub inside done to stay and not peel, it been done twice already. ""

    here is an example of how it is supposed to be "painted" or refinished. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/refinish-your-cast-iron-tub


    As I have tackled several tubs over the last few years that were done, (one professionally. and found nothing really doesn't peel. The last two I was really aggressive in removing all the layers of paint and found both to be remarkably good condition. The rust they painted over was more a layer on the porcelain's glass-like surface then actual wear on 95% of the surface.

    last comment... I made with a bit of an explanation of what i did to clean the tubs up.


    I found the small chips and the small area by the drain was rough enough that the paint and concoctions did hold but did not match the original color. I removed ALL the paint, and caulk, as well as the drain.

    after I cleaned them I decided to take a shot at it and make them look just a bit better in the small rusted areas. I mixed up some gel coat, a drop of blue added to ultra white. and filled in the chips, and around the drain. ( I did heat it and use a few trade tricks to get it to set and completely cure. ) but for the most part it can be done by anyone following the directions.

    Re-sanded and after a second coat, of the small rusted drain areas. I decided to wait and see.. so far both are holding up really well. (one is in a rental, and the other in a single college kids only bathroom.)

    I did go back and polish the entire tubs, and waxed around the drain area.





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