Can I replace a bidet with a shower stall?


I have a bidet in a small bathroom that has floor to ceiling tiles. Is it possible to remove the bidet and turn it into a curbless shower stall area?

  10 answers
  • You would have to change/add some plumbing, but it is possible.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 16, 2021

    Yes, just about any remodel of a bathroom is possible depending on how much money you want to spend.

    One of the biggest hurdles will be to ensure that the floor slopes down towards the (new) drain. This will likely require removal of some of the floor tiles and building of a shower pan with new tiles the right height.

    Another dilemna will be to determine whether you want shower walls to be built from tiles or to consist of glass panels. If the latter, they will have to be anchored to existing walls and to the floor.

  • William William on May 16, 2021

    Ann and Flipturn are correct. Plumbing would need to be changed/replaced/added/modified. Bidet is basically a toilet with a spray attachment. The drain is 3" to 4". Shower drain is 1 1/2" with a P trap.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 16, 2021

    Hello that would be an exciting change. Almost anything to be accomplished with a a good contractor and budget.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on May 16, 2021

    you couldn't use the same plumbing you would have to change it out - get free estimates to see what is involved on doing this project before you decide

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on May 17, 2021

    The drain on a bidet is likely not large enough to accommodate the required drain for a shower. You will need the floor to be sloped down to the new drain in the new shower, also.

  • Dee Dee on May 18, 2021

    You would have to put a shower pan in the area and change the plumbint. Also is the area large enough to make a shower? You would need to ask a contractor to see if that is possible.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on May 20, 2021

    Yes, but this is a lot of work.

    Code says the minimum shower pan size is 30" square. So you'll have to determine how to get a toilet drain to work with a shower drain flange, in a very small vertical space.

    You may have to build a platform for the shower pan to get the necessary plumbing in there.

    The waterproof wall finish must be 72" AFF min.

    The shower head should be 60" AFF min.

    Your existing hot & cold water supplies at 12" AFF are not going to mix the water on their own, let alone provide the mandated anti-scald mechanism inside shower faucet sets.

    So you'll not only be moving the plumbing to about 42" AFF, but also you should be moving the shut-OFF valves, so their access panel is from the back side of that wall.

  • Annie Annie on May 21, 2021

    Im sure you can since you have most of the plumbing in place. You will need to add a hot water line and do some additional tile work...

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