You love the huge old clawfoot tub shower in your master bath; it is almost as big as swimming in it and you cannot be without giving a bath occasionally. Recently, however, you’ve been longing to have a shower installed. No need to get rid of the tub to get what you want; do a little planning, find some good help, and you can get the best of both: your old tub and shower your rain head.
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- Read everything clawfoot tub shower you find on bathroom remodeling. Decide if you want hidden behind the wall or the like exposed pipes. (If your bath is separated from the wall, you probably have to accept the exposed pipe). You need to know the scope of this work to start it do not be surprised when people start making holes in your drywall.
- Find an excellent plumbing contractor to work with him; Ask friends and neighbors for referrals. You need to extend the plumbing from the bath taps to a high enough point to make a shower. Make sure your contractor understands exactly what you want for this project .
- If you do the work yourself, buy a pre-built kit. You can find examples on the net looking for “clawfoot tub shower kit.” A kit can be cheaper than hiring a contractor, if you do not mind seeing the pipe. If you do it yourself, follow all instructions to the letter to avoid losses.
- Choose a railing for the curtain. Most kits include a railing curtain around the tub. If you are hiding the pipes in the wall, you will need to get a railing to give all round the bath separately.
5. Do It Yourself: Choose the shade and perfect accessories to create exactly the right atmosphere.