- Aug 25, 2011
I'm strongly considering remodeling my bathroom myself and looking for a little advice. I have a 5ishx7ish bathroom plus tub cutout. I'm looking to remove the tub, tile (cement slab floor), toilet, vanity and mirror/vanity fixture. Tub would be converted to a standup shower that would likely have a fully tiled stall and an installed base. I have done a handful of projects that include some electrical (replacing fixtures), plumbing (garbage disposals and a new sink with pipe extensions) and tiling(backsplash and partial bathroom floor repair) but nothing to this extent. I have a friend who owns a countertop store so I'll likely get a remnant vanity top at cost. I would imagine that I will need to move my tub drain to line up with the base, and have a family member plumber who can help with that. I'm going to go ahead and buy a tile wet saw as if this goes well I'm going to retile my entire lower level. I am working on costs right now. Regardless of the total cost, one of my issues is that I would likely not be able to find someone reputable in my area willing to do a small bathroom job. I brought a contractor (from my town) in for a remodel estimate on my other bathroom a couple of years ago and he did not even bother responding with a quote - these are small money and not worth their effort. I plan on stripping the bath area down to the studs. There is no reason we can't go without this bath for several weeks if not a couple of months. I am a little concerned with how I'll dispose of the vanity/toilet/tub. Any advice/tips from the DIY crew who have taken on a similar project?