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Building a Walk In Shower

Each year, hundreds of home owners spend thousands of dollars in small bathroom remodeling ideas mainly because not much thought was given during the initial bathroom design. Walk-in shower designs are fast becoming a substitute for bathtubs due to the outlook and functionality that they add to a bathroom. Provided herein are basic steps for installing a walk in shower with ease.

1.  Start by removing the existing bathtub or shower from the space. Ensure that all the debris has been removed from the space where the new walk-in enclosure will be placed. The place should be thoroughly cleaned inclusive of any reaming tiles.

2.    The drain needs to be realigned. To avoid complications that may rise later on, leave the exiting drain in its place but ensure that the show pan is run to the appropriate center point of the walk-in shower and then connected to the existing drain.

3.    Start by constructing the walls of the shower. The walls can be constructed in such a way that they run from the floor to the ceiling or to slightly six feet above the floor. The walls can be constructed using a 2×4 lumber spaced 16’’ on the center to allow for wall studs. To complete the construction of the wall, sheet it with water and mold resistant tile.

4.  Using a concrete slab, complete the floor of the shower by covering the show pan and the drainage line. The slab should be allowed to set and cure before carrying on to the next step.

5.  Before installing the shower heads by tapping into the water lines, ensure that the main water supply has been turned off. The shower heads should be thoroughly tested to make sure that there are no leaks before embarking on the next step.

6.  Ensure that damages made to the walls and ceilings during the installation of the shower heads have been repaired.

7.  Finish by laying the floor, wall and ceiling tiles. Give the grout 30 minutes to settle before wiping with a damp cloth and another 24 hours for it to settle.

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