The short answer, and one that everyone hates, is it depends. The scope of bathroom projects varies greatly, but if you are not moving any plumbing or electrical systems, the construction time for an average-sized bathroom is two-weeks. Overall, expect the project to take between six weeks and three months, including planning, material ordering and delivery, and construction.
If you do need to move plumbing or electrical wiring, our team will help you do your homework ahead of time to avoid delays. Sometimes you need city permits and board approvals for this work, and getting the right paperwork can take anywhere from two weeks to several months. It’s important to plan ahead and apply early, so your project doesn’t stall while you wait for approval.
Yes! You can convert a bathtub to a shower. Bathtub to shower conversions are a great choice if you are looking to maximize space. Showers take up less room, so you can gain valuable floor space for a larger vanity or have more elbow room to get ready in the morning. Showers also use less water, so they’re ideal if you’re watching your water consumption. Our bathtub remodelers near you can walk you through great tub to shower conversion ideas for your space.
Yes! You can convert your shower to a bathtub. Whether you envision soaking in the tub after a long day at work or you have little ones and need a tub for practical reasons, we can help with a professional shower tub conversion. At Bath Tune-Up, we specialize in helping clients find the perfect tub for their needs, space and style. If you’re ready to indulge in those much-deserved self-care days or need to make bath time more enticing for the kids, a shower tub conversion is for you. Installing a shower and tub combo also adds resale value to your home, because even if you aren’t a tub person, many people are!
Before you contact us, you don’t have to have your style finalized or have specific materials picked out. Enjoy yourself browsing magazines, websites, or our Project Gallery to figure out what styles appeal to you. Make a list of what you like and don’t like about your current space – what is and isn’t working, and your goals for the end result. During our consultation, you and our experts will start turning your ideas into plans for a more beautiful and more functional bathroom.
When it comes to the actual project, our team protects the areas surrounding the work area, but if you’re worried about dust, you may want to cover additional furniture. The bathroom will also be unusable, so be sure to remove all your personal items. You will want to have a place for pets so they will be out of the way. If you will be home when our team is doing construction, you may need to find a temporary quiet space for work or phone calls.
Putting in a new tile shower is one of the most expensive parts of a bathroom remodel. Tiling a shower is a custom project. This process includes measuring the space, creating the design, building the frame, waterproofing and then tiling the shower by hand. If your shower has a lot of angles with ledges, nooks and benches – that will add to the cost and time required.
A tile floor is another one of the larger costs as it can take days to install. The smaller the floor tiles, the longer the installation takes. The tile itself also adds to the cost. There is a wide range of prices all the way from vinyl flooring up to top-range marble tile.
Although tile showers and floors are the most expensive jobs, they can pay off in the long run because they appeal to buyers if you ever sell your house. To bolster resale potential, choose classic designs and tiles to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers, who will realize they don’t need to update the bathrooms.
Yes! Not only will we help you choose everything you need, but we will also help you narrow down what can be an overwhelming number of decisions, using our unique curated concept approach.
When it’s time to remodel your bathroom, set up an in-person or virtual consultation with your local Bath Tune-Up expert. That initial conversation will cover what you like and don’t like in your current space, your goals for the new space and your design style. Our unique approach of providing curated choices for you means that the decision-making part of the process is shortened. Rather than looking at hundreds of faucets, tiles, colors, etc., our team will present a few collections that speak to your style so you only have to make a handful of decisions, not hundreds.
When you choose to work with Bath Tune-Up, you get the best of both worlds. You are partnering with a locally owned company that is proud to serve the community, but you also get the support of a national brand. Each Bath Tune-Up owner is vetted and trained at the Bath Tune-Up Home Office, which has over 30 years of experience in the kitchen and bathroom remodeling industry.
Bath Tune-Up provides carefully curated concepts for every level of bathroom updates. Our experts elevate the experience of remodeling, and you get to enjoy a brand-new space in only a few decisions, not hundreds.
The first step in designing a bathroom is to make sure you have enough space. Not every bathroom can accommodate a separate bathtub and shower or a double vanity, but you will be surprised what can be done with even a modestly-sized bathroom.
Standard bathtubs are usually 60” x 30” but the newer tubs that offer more comfort are usually 72” long. Like we mentioned earlier, showers come in a variety of sizes, but the most common ones are 36” x 36”, 36” x 42” and 36”x 48”.
Some other dimensions to keep in mind are a 30” clearance for a standard swinging shower door and at least 15” of clearance from the centerline of the toilet to any adjacent wall or cabinet. There should be a 30” clearance between all major fixtures, such as the front edge of a vanity and the shower. There is no requirement for the distance between double sinks, but a good rule of thumb is 30” to 36” apart, measured from center to center.
The most common widths for showers (in order) are 36”, 32” and 60”. Lengths will vary. While you may come across showers that are as small as 32” x 32” (think corner showers), most people would feel comfortable in a 48” x 36” shower. If your bathroom has a little more space available, a common recommendation would be to have a shower with minimum dimensions of 60” x 36”.
Opt for a larger shower if you want to include benches or other features.
Your Dream Bathroom Awaits
From powder rooms to custom master bathrooms, you can count on the experts at Bath Tune-Up. As a franchise, each location is locally owned by one of your neighbors but is backed by a national brand with over three decades of remodeling experience. Our team of professionals will walk you through the process and curate the space you’ve been envisioning.