Re: Bathroom remodel - how to start?
if your looking for something easier to clean. look into a all in one fibreglass tub and shower unit. cheaper overall, less work involved.
as for if the tub is too long, check with a plumbing wholesaler to see if they may have smaller units available as compared to a big box store
as for getting started, you should get in contact with a genereal contractor who does bathrooms if your skill set isnt up to doing this project, from there you will need a plumber and electrician to take care of moving any pipes and replacing any pipes that are in rough shape.
fire up the saw and make some dust