Turning my garden tub into a shower

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by texasmom, May 10, 2011.

  1. texasmom

    texasmom New Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    Hello everyone,

    I live in a double-wide mobil home, and have a big corner garden tub and a seperate very small shower.

    I am disabled and on a fixed income, so I need to know the best but cheapest way to turn my garden tub into a place where I can take a shower. There are 2 mirrors that go from the top of the tub to about 48 inches from the celing.

    I think there is some kind of black material that you use as a moisture barier but I dont know what it is called. Is that necessary, or is it already in place behind the mirrors?

    I just want to find the easiest way to do this without messing anything up.:confused:

    I would appreciate any ideas from anyone here. As for the shower curtian rods, do they make rods that are curved seeing that this tub is in the corner and it would have to connect to one wall and curve to connect to the other wall.

    Thanks for your help
  2. texasmom

    texasmom New Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    come'on guys and gals..... a little help here.....Please
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    There may NOT be a "cheapest" way. You will probably have to use a "two curb" base, and then prepare and finish the walls properly, which will mean removing the mirrors. You will also need to install a glass "corner shower enclosure" because a curtain will be hard to fit to it.
  5. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

    Jan 5, 2008
    Test, Don't Guess!
    Land of Cheese
    You could find a fabricator to make a shower rod to go around the entire tub perimeter. That's about as cheap as it will get.

    The only sure way to make it right would be to tear it all out and start over.
  6. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple BATHROOM DESIGN & BUILD for both Canada & the US

    Jul 20, 2009
    Design Work World Wide: Bathrooms Vancouver Area
    North Vancouver, BC
    Your pickle is one shared by many in North America.

    Could you send us some pictures so we can work on a solution? info@byanydesign.com

    Some line drawings and room dimensions will help.
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