ok im new at this and my hubby dosnt know im asking this but hear is my problem im moving into a new house with a small bathroom we have to replace the shower with a tub because its to small for my husband to shower in my tub is 60x30 it will be a snug fit but we can do it but there is a window about 26in into my 30 i need for the width of the tub and surround can i move the window over should i take the window out what can i do so i can get this tub to fit in my bathroom is it possible to cut into the surround to make it fit?This message has been edited. Last edited by: tub placement issuse,
You can't cut the surround, especially if it's any kind of molded fiberglass. All you'd get is a poor fit around the window and lots of leaks.
There are several ways of making this work:
1. Easiest - Clean up the window really well and paint the glass white on the inside. Completely seal all around the window sashes with caulk. Insulate. Then install your tub and surround on top of the window. You'll probably have to fill in a drywall patch for the upper part of the window, depending on how tall the window and the surround is. Once finished, there will be no window in the bath and it will look like a window with a curtain drawn from the outside.
2. Similar to above but actually remove the window, frame in the space and match up the siding on the outside.
3. Replace the window with glass block and install a tile or solid surface surround.
Post a picture of this bathroom.
What type siding do you have.
Is this a slab, crawl space or basement?
I personal hate it when I see someone just paint and cover over a window like Jaybee suggested. It leaves a cold spot on the wall in that area, from the outside it looks like poop.
If it's vinyl siding it's really simple to remove the whole window and fix the outside wall and will look a whole lot better.
If the windows tall enough it could be removed and a transome light installed with glass block so there would still be light but no one can see in.
Or a simple to install solor tube can be used to light the whole room with natural light from the ceiling.
Regarding the window, in my hubby's studio, we put small tension rods at the top and bottom and secured them with screws. I Sewed some "curtains with pockets at both the top and the bottom to match the white blinds we have in the rest of the windows. I used blackout drapery material. I made it wide, so there is gathering like a normal curtain. I hing it and then stapled the side edges in a few spots, so it didn't gape. Then he inset a piece of plywood in the window and caulked it and covered the plywood with acoustic foam. You would never know it is a window.
It looks like curtains from the outside and I think this would also work with the shower. You could skip the plywood most likely .
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