Removing your bathtub for a walk in shower will help to dramatically change the appearance and function of your bathroom. It is possible for you to install a walk in shower design on your own. Though the process is easy it is also time consuming so be patient!
- Remove the existing shower or bathtub. You will also need to remove debris from around the space to make room for the new shower. Clean the floor and walls like you would normally.
- Keep the existing drain and realign it to the proper point in the middle of the shower. You will do this by extending the shower pan to the center of the shower. This is much cheaper and easier then replacing the drain with something new.
- Now it is time to make the walls for the new shower. Remember that the walls will run from the floor and all the way up to the ceiling or will be five to six feet into the air. If you do not have a large amount of natural light you will find it best to go only partially up. Use concrete blocks and seal them in place with cement.
- Put the floor of the shower together that will cover the show pan and the line running back to the drain. You will be able to do this by pouring a concrete slab. Let it set and then cure before moving on to the next step.
- Next you will need to top into the water line and install the new shower head or heads. Make sure that the water is off completely before you do this. Once installed you will test the heads to make sure they are working properly and are no leaks.
- If any damage was done while installing the shower head you need to repair it before moving on.
- Lay down the tile on the floor and the ceiling of the walk in shower design. Grout the tile in order to fill in any spaces between the tiles and allow it to set. When this is done wash down the surface of each tile.