How do i build platform for shower stall and make it look nice?
I hope i don't confuse everyone.. We have a somewhat small bathroom with a concrete slab that currently has a 30" wide tub, 5' long tub, the drain against the wall as you enter, the tub is the full length of the bathroom on the left as you walk in and a toilet then vanity on the right. I would like to remove the tub and install a shower stall 5' from the current drain, against the far wall. I have 7' 9" from floor to the ceiling. I am looking to build a small pedestal, possibly 6" high, for the shower stall to sit on and extend the drain pipe inside this pedestal to the drain on the shower stall. I will run the water lines in it as well. This will leave me about 2 1/2 feet of space between the shower and the other wall to build a thin support wall for the shower in which i plan to use to run the water lines for the shower controls. In the remaining space, i plan to insert a shelf/ cabinet for linen that can be removed if i have to work on the pipes. I don't know any reason this cannot be done but if i want to make it look nice, also. I am a decent carpenter and plumber. Any ideas that would help me in this project would be appreciated. I plan to build a sturdy pedestal yet accessible as pipes do need worked on sometimes.