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Thread: attic closet bathroom reno, new shower, etc.

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    attic closet bathroom reno, new shower, etc.

    small house, gotta make the most out of it.
    Im not building extensions on my house for a shower stall upstairs.
    we took out the old plastic/glass enclosed stall in the high corner, and are having the entire space tiled and custom glass shower door/wall.

    We are not upgrading vanity or anything else except to have new floor tiles and the back knee wall tiled to match the shower stall.
    Eventually, I will work on a new vanity, and Ill repaint(there are new holes that the contractor needed to run new electric lines)the remaining walls(in back of sink/toilet and small wall near door) later this year, Im in no rush to give myself more work.

    tile guy finished the shower floor today, in a pic, that's the wall tile we selected.

    All the water lines, electric lines, all were moved, this was work I never could have done myself due to lack of experience, not to mention watching the tile guy, his work was like watching an artist. laying cement, building the dam.

    as you can see, its an akward space, but I fit, and it works. owning a small cape sucks, but its big enough for the wife and me.

    Ill post a couple of pics when the tile guy finishes up tues or weds.

    contractor told me 2 weeks wait after that for custom glass.

    bathroom is so small, I couldn't get a full shot of it all.
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    It's always nice watching others work, specially if they are good at what they do. That's going to be a nice little shower. I like the tile choice.

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    & ditto^ on the tile selection
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    This will be a fun project to follow.

    I really like the noveau-industrial light fixture you've already installed. It makes a strong design statement, with a hint of sass and an aftertaste of man's inhumanity to man.

    But that's just one man's opinion.

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    Allen what you manage to do in your home could make a great home reno book.
    I agree its something else watching a pro.
    I will never forget Dave Hawksford at Larrys place showing us how to deal with a knot in a scrap piece of walnut. Brick laying is another craft i admire when you see a pro bricky.

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    Maybe watching this will put me in the mood to work on my basement,,,,,,ah,, I doubt it.
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    when he left after his first look at the bathroom, he was headed downstairs, saw my built ins in the attic bedroom and said, wow, great built ins, I love built ins, I make them for my home. who did your work, its great.
    I told him I did, but he already made my day. ego boost. (he examined them, liked the drawer fronts)
    he gave me the boost I needed to go out and work on my sons office cabs to get them going. Need to get the backs on so I can tackle frames and doors.
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    tile work getting closer to the finish line
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    the tile work is completed, we haven't cleaned it all up yet.
    Theres still some sheetrock compound needs sanding, door frame needs to finish trim, (I should have done the door refit myself, I would have done it faster than the guy who did it, and the trim would be up and finished, seems different guys do different jobs, and the glass is on order, 2 weeks.
    this is the finished shower stall in the attic closet.
    dormering out the section of house would have run me a small fortune. Id need variances, permits, and then the cost of doing the work, not to mention the inconvenience of construction, I just couldn't do it.
    I was way too uncomfortable with workers in and out of my bedroom trampling back and forth all day long.
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    sharp looking bath room.. allen..
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