How can I update an old 90s whirlpool bathtub with the tiled step?

I want to update it but I have to do so on a tight budget. Mostly looking to update the tile and surround and maybe get rid of the step.
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  • Lisa Lee Bernier Lisa Lee Bernier on Jul 03, 2017

    i would rip it out and put in an open shower

  • William William on Jul 03, 2017

    You can paint the tile with Rustoleum Tub and Tile Paint Kit or remove the tile, patch the walls, and replace the tiles. Removing the step would require some demo. A hammer, chisel, prybar to remove the tile and the base. Wear gloves and eye protection. First break up the tile with a hammer and chisel, then remove the base with a prybar and hammer. Clean up as you go along. Hopefully the step was installed after the flooring and on top of the flooring. Good luck. Please post you project here.

  • Ayesha Ayesha on Jul 03, 2017

    remove the step and lip in front of the bath build a new wall leave recess 20cm for the new tile to fit it will look more or less like attached photo.

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  • Cindy Darsey Chadwell Cindy Darsey Chadwell on Jul 03, 2017

    Awesome idea! Thanks

  • William William on Jul 03, 2017

    That's great! It's on top of the flooring and against the tub. TEAR IT OUT!

  • Barb Barb on Jul 03, 2017

    Here a tight buget make over. Add bead board trim and paint the walls add accent pieces, towels and rug and candles here's sum pictures to help with the visual 😌

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  • Diana Lewis Diana Lewis on Jul 03, 2017

    This is what i did to mine, the "tiles" are by roomates,,, peel and stick. my handyman did the floor tiling, its vinyl. The whole bathroom looked shades of yellow when i bought my home.

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  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 04, 2017

    I would take the step out and reface like Barb suggested.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 06, 2022

    Use stick on tiles( they come in mny colours and styles)

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 07, 2022

    Take it out and replace with a simple free standing tub. That would remove the tile stairs also.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 02, 2023

    Hi Cindy, you can paint the tiles to freshen them up, use a kit designed for this purpose, hope this video helps you out,

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 23, 2023

    You could clean the grout and renew it, Re-tile or cover tiles with Tile Stickers. remove the Step! You could do as much or as little as you want too.