There are many fairly simple home improvement tasks which could boost the appearance and feel of rooms in the house. The replacement of an old, dingy looking shower room can make any bath room appear far more visually eye-catching. Anybody can simply replace a shower stall without the assistance of an expert using a premade shower stall. There are several hints that can help anybody planning to carry out this home improvement bathroom task.
As with any home remodeling project, you should be prepared. Before you begin the work, ensure that all the necessary equipment are at hand. A one piece, premade shower unit are available at any home improvement store. Shower and tub adhesive, along with caulk and galvanized screws will be needed to guarantee the shower stall in position. A hammer, concrete nails, and shims can be needed for assisting to even out the base of the unit.
Before you decide to remove the old stall, ensure you turn off valve on the water supply line to prevent accidents or any damages upon the unit installation. The existing shower stall can be taken out by simply cutting along the caulking using a utility knife and making use of a flat pry bar to separate the panels out of the wall. A jigsaw can be used to trim the panels easily into smaller sized pieces, which might make for an easier disposal.
Put the preformed shower unit in place and make use of a level to make sure that the bottom is even. When it’s unlevel, shims can be used to level it out. The shims will need to be nailed to the concrete surface utilizing the concrete nails. Just after ensuring that the system is level, take it out of the area to put on the adhesive. A shower and tub adhesive should be used to install the base of the unit and then placed on the concrete base. Before securing the unit in position, make certain that the drain hole is positioned directly into the drain pipe.
Holes should then be drilled to the panel walls of premade shower across the wall studs. Galvanized screws must be installed firmly thru each hole and to the wall studs. Finally, apply caulk on the sides of the shower room to help keep it enclosed tight.
Self-executed home improvement jobs are an excellent way to spruce up any house while continue to saving money. Prefabricated shower stalls help your home improvement bath room jobs a lot more easy. Adhering to a few ideas when installing such shower enclosures could help the ultimate result to appear as professional as is possible.