Kitchen Remodeler

This post is a bit of a throwback, to the first house we owned. I’ll be doing a series of posts on this house, because we were able to make such big changes on a small budget.

I always felt a little claustrophobic in my old shower. My initial goal was to have two walls of solid glass to really open up the space. Outside walls don’t do well with plumbing in Chicago though, and creating plumbing up in the attic to have the shower come from the ceiling was.. more expensive than I was hoping. I like the compromise though, and the window is pretty cool in my mind – especially the curve that we put in it that goes with the shape of the shower handle below it and with the niche, as well.

I stopped in and found ur site awesome, especially putting in the pictorial. I made it a favorite. I am about to do my entrance foyer and hall, but want to stain the final work. Any comments on closing the angles and the lines where the verticals meet the horizontals (maybe wood filler). If anyone ask, Im doing stain since all the wood in these areas: doors, crown, etc are stained and poly coated.

Most shower panels, however, are designed to be installed during the construction phase of the bathroom and are difficult (though not impossible as we will see) to install years down the road. A retrofit panel, then, is one designed to be easily installed long after the home is occupied. Take a glance over the small selection (there are dozens more available) below from Amazon as well as the photos following them for a better understanding of what the panels can look like, and how they might operate.

Because the layout and storage options are pretty standard, picking interesting materials is key for helping your bathroom renovation stand out. Tile offers a wide variety of colors and styles, which makes it a popular flooring choice, while mosaic tiles are common in showers. The grout can be challenging to clean though, so stone or granite might be better shower alternatives. Just like in a kitchen, implementing a fun tile backsplash or countertop color can help liven up an otherwise dull space. And last but not least, don’t forget the hardware! Cabinet pulls, shower heads and faucets come in a variety of finishes, which allows you to add bits and pieces of personality.

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