How to Remodel a Tub Shower Combo Like a Pro is a step-by-step system that helps you remodel a tub shower combo even if you’re a complete beginner.
We help you learn skills to jump start your project and provide customer support when you have questions.
Our goal is to help you remodel your bathroom the right way the first time.
I’m Jeff Patterson, a handyman from Pittsburgh and Co-Founder of Bathroom Repair Tutor.
My buddy Steve White and I built an online course about remodeling a tub shower combo for homeowners and new contractors.
Steve’s been a professional bathroom remodeler for over 18 years and built amazing bathrooms for clients here in the Pittsburgh area.
As a result, he’s 5-Star rated on Houzz and A-Rated on Angie’s List.
We built our course because not everyone can pay a contractor $10,000 for a new bathroom.
We help you get professional results while saving thousands of dollars. Plus, you’ll learn the methods that make this project easier and faster.
And when you have a question we’ll be there to help.
Remove the old bathtub and start fresh.
See exactly how to remove a bathtub and shower without flooding a house. We share our favorite tools for this project and in the end you’ll be able to demo a bathtub or shower in a few hours.
Learn how fix an uneven subfloor.
In this Lesson you’ll see how to repair an out-of-level subfloor. Often old homes have bathrooms that lean to one side. What can you do? We’ll share how to fix this problem and why you should inspect your joists before doing anything in your bathroom.
Learn how to dry fit a tub.
This Lesson shares how to set a tub and prep it for plumbing. This is probably the most straight forward step you can take to ensure a solid installation.
Learn how install a bathtub drain.
Bathtubs have a lot of places where they can leak. In this Lesson we share tips to prevent water leaks and keep your home mold free.
Install a bathtub to the studs.
See step-by-step how to properly secure a bathtub to the studs. No rocking, no movement. Just a solid bathtub ready for the next step.
Learn how to install the mixing valve.
Are you afraid to solder? You won’t be after this Lesson. We share how to piece together and mount the mixing valve without burning down your house.
Frame a stud wall for a custom niche.
Would you like a shower niche for soap and shampoo? See how to remove a stud and frame a wall for either a preformed niche or custom niche…it’s up to you.
Make your bathroom warm and comfortable.
Learn how to add Roxul and keep your bathroom comfortable all year long. We also share how to add a vapor barrier in case your local code requires one.
Create a rock solid foundation for tile.
Cement board is the cheapest way to prep for tile. We show how to install it in a few hours and without breaking your back.
Make cement board 100% waterproof.
If you don’t want mold in your bathroom it’s best to waterproof cement board. This method uses ARDEX 8+9 and allows you to start tiling in the same day.
RedGard is a great way to waterproof tub surrounds.
Learn how to seal cement board with RedGard. This is a second method for waterproofing a bathtub or shower surround. And it’s probably the most cost effective.
See how to install a Kohler acrylic tub.
Acrylic tubs will last forever if installed with mortar. We share how to add a Kohler Archer acrylic tub in a 100 year old bathroom. Plus this Lesson shares how to rebuild the main shower wall, install a knee wall and repair a subfloor.
Set a solid foundation for your remodel’s success.
Every great project begins with a plan. Transforming your outdated shower or tub surround starts with understanding the new tile layout. We walk you through this step-by-step and share the tools that make tiling easier than ever before.
Learn how to start the first rows of tile
Solid tile installation begins with the first two rows. Should you lay tile on the tub or a spacer? What kind of spacers are best? After you learn these tips you’ll feel super excited because now you’re gaining momentum and another step closer to an amazing tiled shower.
Learn how to tile around a niche.
Shower niches are great places for soap and shampoo. But they present a big layout challenge. Learn how to tile around a shower niche and do it so that your work looks like a pro did it (can you say bragging rights!)
Learn how to add glass mosaic tile.
Glass mosaic makes a tiled shower surround pop. Simply put, it’s like icing on the care. There are several tips that’ll make your glass mosaic a breeze to install.
Create a beautiful tiled shower niche.
After you tile the shower wall it’s time to go back and add a mosaic to the niche. But it’s easy to mess this up and kick yourself later. We share valuable tips that make this simple.
Learn how tile a plumbing wall.
What’s the best way to cut holes in tile? How do you make big holes for the mixing valve? Hint, the tools make a big difference. We’ll show you how to use them and get perfect circles for tub spouts, mixing valves, and shower arms.
Finish off the tiling process.
Once you make it to the this last wall you’ll be a pro at tiling. That said, we share an easy method for capping the tile to drywall transition that adds a modern look. It could save you a pretty penny and add some much needed pizzazz to your bathroom.
Take the guesswork out of grouting.
Grout has come a long way and there are many types that make this step super straight forward. We show you how to install a pre-mixed grout that allows you to grout your tile in less than an hour.
Why should I buy How to Remodel a Tub Shower Combo Like a Pro? The internet has free videos.
There are a lot of good tutorials and BAD tutorials on YouTube.
We’ve seen our share of downright bad advice.
This is the reason we decided to make our course. You’ll see how Steve, a professional installer who is A-Rated on Angie’s List and a 5-Star Contractor on Houzz, approaches a bathroom remodel.
Steve’s been a professional for over 18 years, abides by the TCNA (Tile Council of North America) and general contractor by trade.
So instead of searching the internet for multiple tutorials you get all the info you need right here.
Our intention is to save you time, give you great advice, and help you get a amazing tub shower combo.
Are there monthly or annual fees?
No, there are no extra monthly or annual fees.
Pay once and you get access to the course forever.
How do I get the videos?
When you join you’ll get a username and password.
Login to the course from a smartphone, tablet or computer.
Read tutorials and watch videos from any device that has access to the internet.