Goth It Yourself

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After connecting the water supply the panel is simply fitted over the previously installed brackets, and the job is complete with no further installation necessary. Total time should be under half an hour. You will probably need a good pair of pliers or a pipe wrench, a drill and bit, a tape measure and a screwdriver – all tools you likely already have in your tool kit. Teflon plumbers tape is advisable for sealing pipe joints, but most hoses won’t need it.

As far as the cosmetic look of the space, here are two inspiration photos I’m using as we select surfaces and fixtures. Many of the materials I’m using are either second hand or donated to the project, so my level of choice is a bit limited. But we’re building a custom vanity in the style of the photo below. The flooring will be a traditional 1 by 1 inch hexagon pattern and the shower will be white subway tile. Inexpensive and classic.

Glass block comes in 8-in. and 6-in. squares and 4 x 8-in. half-block rectangles. You’ll need to choose between real mortar grout joints and clear silicone-joined blocks. We chose the silicone system because we liked the clean, uninterrupted look. Whichever way you go, buy the panel preassembled and banded together as one unit, ready to set into the opening.

You only need to reseal it once a year with brush & roller. It takes about 2 hours for the sealer to penetrate. All you use to clean it is soap and water. The surface is an extremely durable. If a crack should occur your fabricator would be able to repair it. My favorite is the Aqua Sand, Frost White and Calypso Blue. I love the colors because they remind me of the beach. If I had a beach home or a home by a lake, I would definitely put that in the kitchen or the master bath.

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