We discovered moisture damage in our bathroom and it had to be fixed. Even we will have plumbing in our apartment complex within 5 years, we decided to take it apart and make renovation with small budget about 1000EUR.
I have many tiling tools from old renovation so I also saved some money in them. Try to borrow from your friends, relatives or job as much as you can if you don't want to buy trowels, tile cutter etc. and save money also that way. Shower cabin, which is in the pictures is not included in the budget.
Here in Finland you can renovate by yourself only if apartment complex manager agrees with it. Also certain things as water isolation and pipe modification require certificated person, so if you decide to make renovation clarify and follow your country's and apartment complex regulations/instructions.
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Step 1: Tear it down!
You will need
- Protective gloves and goggles
- Dumpster or big bags
- Regular saw, jigsaw optional
- Hammer & chisel to remove tiles (best way to do it)
- Utility knife
- Whetstone for removing old mortar (use for thick layers wide chisel)
- Other tools & equipment for example warm air fan for drying moisture damage
Remove tiles from floor and sand it with whetstone. After demolition clean everything up and vacuum dust.
Be careful that you don't hit any pipes or electrical wires!