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08 April 2008 @ 12:51 pm
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I just joined this community - it seems small and I'm not sure if people check here often or not, but thought I'd give it a shot.

My husband and I have been doing renovations on the house since we bought it in June 2007. The next one we're looking at is the bathroom (right now it has lavender fixtures, blue & purple walls, and the ugliest light I've seen in my entire life). Since the tub surround isn't bad, we had thought of either re-glazing the tub or getting a tubfitter. However, these options don't really seem like the best - just convenient. The re-glazing will cost us just over $300 (the sales person said we might get 5 years out of it), and the tubfitter will be about $1,000.  Seeing as you can get a brand new tub at the store for as little as $200, we're thinking that a better investment would be to rip it all out and start from scratch.  We don't have tons of money for the reno, so the $1,000 for the tub could probably go a really long way.

Does anybody have experience with bathroom renovations?  Any suggestions?  I'm also looking for ideas for the shower area - does anyone know of any online galleries for showers, tub surrounds, tiles etc?

Thanks so much in advance!
 
 
 
Heidimarshmelococoa on April 8th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Welcome!!

We are a small group and not very active but we try. :)

I have no bathroom experience - yet - I have a space in my basement for a bathroom that needs completing but haven't gotten to that yet.

Me, I'd take the cheapest and most efficient route. I'd likely get a new tub too. I don't know of galleries to look at online but might do some looking for you later on. The first thing that came to my mind is magazines though - there are so many out there for decorating for various styles of homes. Though they may focus on the overall picture - you'll be able to see how they did the shower area specifically and get some ideas.

I'll keep thinking and see what I come up with.

Again, welcome!