Do on very small bathroom. Has no shower.


Hello. I have a very small bathroom with no shower. The tub is an original and heavily stained inside. Tried everything to rid the tub of some stain. Nothing works . No storage in bathroom. Any idea’s? Thx

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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Mar 02, 2021

    Hi Gilda, this video will help get rid of those stains - WRT the storage ideas for a small bathroom, here are a few beautiful ideas that you could use -

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 02, 2021

    Hi Gilda,

    It isn't clear from your question what your goal is with the bathroom. Are you asking for ideas on how you can add a shower feature to the bathtub, or are you wanting to remove the tub completely and replace it with a shower stall?

  • You say you've tried everything on the tub, so it may need to be resurfaced. For storage, think about the walls - hang a cabinet or shelves.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Mar 02, 2021

    you can buy paint for your tub to cover those stains

    also you would need to add shelves for storage or under the cabinets or buy rolling carts to use for storage

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Mar 02, 2021

    This post might help with your bathtub

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Mar 02, 2021

    You could paint the tub with a kit like RustOleum Tub & Tile. Another option is to have a cover put over it. Of course, replacing it also an option but probably the last thing on your list of what to do. You can usually add a shower to a tub if you want to. That's not a terribly difficult thing but you might have to hire a plumber if you haven't done any plumbing work.

    As for storage, go to the walls. You can put shelves above the door with baskets for things like toilet paper. Add storage under the sink with a shelf system that adjusts around the pipes. If there's no cabinet underneath, add a curtain and store in the area. Shelves above the toilet or a cabinet and any other wall space.

  • Have you tried something like Bar Keeper's Friend or Cerama Bryte? I have an old porcelain kitchen sink that was so stained and it took it right out.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 02, 2021

    You could have the tub removed and add a shower, taking up approximately half of the tub space and would give you an area for a closet to store things. If you want to keep the tub, you could stow items under the sink, over the toilet, maybe even over the door. The tub can also be painted, Rustoleum offers a Tub and tile kit which works well.

    For a small storage space, you could put in shelves between the studs.

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 02, 2021

    Next spring I plan on removing my garden tub and putting a large walk in shower in it's place.

    How to Clean Bathtub Stains

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Mar 02, 2021

    Hi! If the finish is too worn, refinishing is probably the best option. I have used the Rustoleum tile and tub product, but, it is smelly and the tub won't be available for awhile. You can remove the tub and get a new tub/shower put in. For storage, hooks, shelves, and on the back of the door will give you more storage. Good luck!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 03, 2021


    Look to buy new or Re-conditioned to replace the items. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!

  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 03, 2021

    I myself have a very tiny bathroom with an old cast iron tub,,,,, you can buy kits to add a shower to tubs, and they also make a 360 degree shower curtain for clawfoot tubs....

    For more storage I added an old kitchen cabinet over the toliet, for clients I have added those over the toliet shelving units.

    I have also found a shelf above the bathroom door added storage for towels, toliet paper etc.

    Adding stackable plastic bins under the sink expands storage.

    I added smaller towel racks but stacked two, one over the other to save space.

    I also changed out my medicine cabinet for a large one, set into the wall.

    As to stains, Bar Keepers Friend is great, and I have also used Dollar Tree Awesome Orange to get years of soap scum off. If its iron deposits, use CLR and/or Iron Out if heavily stained.

  • I’d do a search here on Hometalk (use the search bar at the top left) and online looking at images of small bathrooms to get ideas that will fit your needs and what you’re looking to store then replicate them. You can get a kit to resurface the tub but having a pro do it will last longer.

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