We’ve been debating custom showers/tubs vs. kits.
I did the math yesterday with Michelle, budget czar at Ranserve.
Using round numbers and bath 2, shower only, as the example:
|Custom pan, including mudding||$800|
|Labor, floor pan, estimated at $7 psf||$150|
|Labor, tile the walls, estimated at $12 psf||$983|
|Tile for floor, estimated at $6.50 psf||$800|
|Tile for walls, estimated at $6.50 psf||$700|
Requires backerboard and Redguard waterproofing, included, because this is something Ranserve has done before.
|Kohler Groove pan, 60×32, left hand drain, mudding not needed||$414|
|Kohler Choreograph wall kit, 60x32x96, corners included||$734|
|Kohler 9-inch shower locker, aka soap/shampoo shelves||$206|
|Estimated labor to install||$700|
Still requires backerboard and waterproofing, included in “estimated labor to install.” Ranserve has not built a solid-surface shower kit before, which means there is a learning curve.
Today, at Emerald Hill, Ron and I rolled out a plan set on the back of his truck and talked through all the product options.
He’s opting to research construction methods and product specs with Ferguson, the supply house. And we will circle back.