SWMBO decided that the basement bathroom needs to be redone. There is currently a 30 year old bath tub and other fixtures that will likely all be replaced. The current issue is that we want to take out the bath tub and replace it with a shower in the 32x60 space. My research has me questioning whether I should by the Schluter kit and tile the space or go with base and wall kit. The price of what appears to be a quality kit come in at about $1500 and is said to be idiot proof and even I could install it. Using the Schluter kit about $800 plus tile at a still unknown price may rival the price of the kit. They tell me that the base and wall kit in acrylic is better than fibreglass.
The only tile work I have ever done is some floor tile and they are staying in place but to do the Schluter kit and tile it myself may not be the job a do it yourself should take on.
So my questions are as follows;
I realize the higher end Acrylic base and wall kit may be more that I really need for a quest bathroom that is used for a few weeks a year but I would like to believe that the advice is sound.
The second question would be, can I do the Schluter kit and tile or should I hire someone. Hiring someone would cost about $1000 and would put the cost of a tile job well over the kit costs.
Somehow deep inside me I think I want the tile shower but logic says go for the kit and be done with it. I suppose I could get a cheap kit for a few hundred but it it turns out ugly I will hear about it for the rest of my life.
If it is reasonable to think that I could do the tile job I can see significant delays in getting the job done because the ball will go to SWMBO court to pick out tile and I can go fishing for a few months.
Looking for advice on this one