COMMUNITY FORUM

cwu8six

11:26AM | 03/09/07
Member Since: 03/08/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
My fiance and I recently purchased a brand new home. It is yet to be built, but we have seen the master bath and both feel the basic tub doesn't do the home justice. The question we have is, how much money and effort would it take to have the builder make this bathroom more desirable with a walk-in shower? I am actually willing to purchase the tile and install the tile....would it take that much out of the builder to have the shower prepped? What kind of cost difference would I be encountering?

Thanks for your time!

Billhart

04:06PM | 03/09/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
first of all it depends on the builder and how they have structured things.

For tract housing they often have relatively high cost on the upgrades.

If it is a HIGH volumne tract builder they might not want to do this at all. Like a Chinese restruant; one from column A, one from column B, and one from column C. No substitures, no special orders. They don't have any way in there system to do anything other than what they offer.

Other builders might not want anything to do with the liability of any future leaks. Is it work that they did or work that you did?

But in some parts of the country home sales are slow enough that they will bend over backwards to do whatever is needed to satisfy you.

BTW, tubs only need 1 1/2" drain, while shower need 2". So make sure that is available.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2