Install a shower: define your project
Before you roll up your sleeves and throw yourself into the installation of your shower, it is better to prepare to determine its needs and plan everything necessary. To guide you in your project, HandymanDuDimanche invites you to define and plan it to leave nothing to chance!
Step 1: Define the required skills.
Between the installation of the shower tray, the walls, the possible tiling, the evacuation and the faucets, the installation of a shower calls for some notions of plumbing and masonry.
If you are a beginner, it is better to get help from a professional, or an experienced acquaintance.
Step 2: Define the construction time and the necessary manpower.
Count a minimum of one or two working days, depending on the configuration of your bathroom, the type of shower and your skills.
For maximum efficiency, it is best to be at least two.
Step 3: When to begin your project?
It is quite conceivable to start this type of work at any season.
Step 4: Define the necessary tools.
While some tools vary depending on the type of shower, there is a common base that includes: a plumb line, a chalk line, a tape measure, a spirit level, a handsaw, a wood pencil, an electric drill, wicks, and silicone sealant.
Step 5: Define and choose the necessary products and materials.
To choose your shower, you will need to separate the different models of walls, receivers but also faucets, knobs and hoses.
It is according to your needs, your tastes but also the configuration of your room that you determine the type of shower.
Step 6: estimate the budget.
Depending on the materials used, the price of a shower enclosure is extremely variable. Count anyway a minimum investment of 150 euros.
Step 7: where to start?
Before starting to mount your shower, it is best to inquire. You will find on the net DIY cards that will guide you step by step during your construction:
Install a shower tray.
Tile a wall.
Fit a glass brick wall.