:Smile We are renovating a 40 year old condo with 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths to be a rental investment property.There is a tub with shower in the hall bath but master has none.There is enough room in the master bath to add a small shower in the corner if we cut in slightly into the back of the walk-in closet in the master. We are capable of doing all the construction part of the job framing,drywall etc.. but have absolutely no idea of the price range to have a plumber come do his part to install a shower where there is none. We would probably use an inexpensive fiberglass shower stall like we did in a basement bath we did with a friends help with no problems.
Because of some issues, all plumbing must be done by a licensed plumber but we do have other things for plumber to do while there since new cabinets and fixtures are going into the condo kitchen etc...
Would love input and estimates from Anyone who has done this, or any professional plumbers out there about estimates of on cost range of putting shower where there is none JUST THE PLUMBING COST. We a have been leaning on not doing this and just adding more storage instead.
A low price would give us reason to reconsider. In an older rental I am not sure it would bring in much more money. The full bath is right outside the master door.It is near a university and if roommates shared they would want full baths but not sure we want students anyway.
I know no one can give us the exact cost- but would like the range to expect a plumber to charge for this. It would help if I do ask for plumbing estimates. It is a wall that has no plumbing in our unit but not sure about 2 units below us. PLEASE advise! rolleyes:
I know you'd like to just inquire here and get an answer but there really is no way that anybody here could give you an accurate number - there are too many variables in not only the project but also by where you live.
The closest estimate I could give you would be to tell you that the least expensive shower addition I can recall doing was around $1,500. The most expensive was just over $43,000. Yours would likely be somewhere in-between that.
Really - You are going to have to use a local plumber anyway. Get two to three plumbers to give you estimates and you will have accurate numbers to work with. Talk to friends, neighbors or co-workers to get recommendations on plumbers or contractors.
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