You don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on a bathroom remodel? Why not spend $100 or less and replace your bathtub and shower fixtures? If your bathtub/shower has old fixtures that leak, are rusty, peeling, or are discolored, it is time to remove and replace them. A bathtub fixture replacement kit can completely renew your existing bathtub or shower. It is very easy to do, requires the minimum tools, and will cost you under $100. You can replace the shower head, the faucet handles, the bathtub spout, the drain, and the bathtub overflow assembly. You can buy them separately or in one complete kit. You will be surprised at how much better your bathroom will look for such a small chunk of change!
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We will be replacing the tub spout, the faucet handle & knob, and the chrome plate.
We got a universal tub spout and a Mixet trim kit so we did not have to replace the complete valve.
NOTE: A “universal bathtub spout” will fit 99% of bathtubs and showers.
When the parts that are going to be replaced are removed, clean the
existing surfaces with CLR (Calcium – Lime – Rust Remover) and a sponge.
NOTE: Cleaning these areas is recommended as there will be heavy soap scum build up.
Once you have the new bathtub fixtures installed, test to make sure there are no leaks.
If no leaks are present, you can now seal around the spout and faucet plate with silicone.
NOTE: Also test to be sure that when you pull on the diverter on the tub spout, the shower head sprays.
HOW TO: Remove and replace a shower bathtub faucet handle
HOW TO: Remove and replace a tub spout
HOW TO: Replace a bathtub drain
HOW TO: Install a shower head
Do you have ideas or cheaper ways to update and renew a bathtub or shower? Please leave a comment below.