I would like to redo my shower tiling. Demolition and then tiling may take longer than a day for me. I only have one bathroom so I was wondering what milestones I should reach each day so I can still take a shower or use the bath tub?

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    Budget in a hotel room for a few days.
    – Ecnerwal
    Mar 26, 2014 at 0:16
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    Or... if a hotel room doesn't fit the budget, a fitness center with showers works quite well.
    – Comintern
    Mar 26, 2014 at 0:49
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    It's going to take longer than you think, especially if you are alone. My shower was my first tiling project, so what I did was create a small temporary shower to practice making the shower pan and installing tile. It wasn't a bad idea.
    – Edwin
    Mar 26, 2014 at 0:51
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    Also keep in mind the fact that it will tend to be the least usable when you are most in need of a shower from working on it...
    – Comintern
    Mar 26, 2014 at 1:39

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I understand that you are just replacing the tile and leaving the bathtub. So, you should have no problem taking a bath in the tub at any time during the tiling. As far as a shower, you can be creative with some polyethylene plastic taped or draped around the three walls and take a shower too throughout the project.

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