Hey all! First time on the forums, love the show, got me into home DIY. I recently bought a new home, and my aim is to redo the master bathroom shortly. I'd have gone to house to measure and sketch out but there's a blizzard here in NY. If you walked a few steps into the bathroom as it stands now, there would be a shower pan/doors at 8:00, toilet at 10:00 double vanity at 4:00 tub at 1:00. What I'd like to do is gut and re-tile. Where the shower is I want to rip the whole setup out, and install a wall perpendicular to the left wall, and incorporate one side of it to be a tiled shower wall. I've never framed before nor re-walled anything to date (just speckled and taped existing drywall) I'm wondering if a) if I should remove floor tile before starting work on new wall, b) how to re-enforce it because the wall will end short of the ceiling that is ~15' would almost be a tall knee wall? don't know the term for this kind of setup, I'd like a 8' wall if I can, and c) what kind of board I need on top of the framing (cement backer board all around?) and if it needs to be on all 3 sides. Thank you guys for the help in advance, I look forward to your .02!
If you need me to draw a rough sketch I could give it a shot if it helps