Category Archives: Bathroom

In the Market for a Squeegee

With the shower tile (and niche) done, nothing was stopping us from taking showers except the gaping open side. Some very long time ago, I ordered a frameless shower door (on sale!), and it was finally time to install it. … Continue reading

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Hey, Look! Tile

Just do it do it do it NOW! – Mr. Burns On the FIFTH of JANUARY, I posted this photo on our Facebook page: I then learned that the shower door was taller than the top row of tile, so … Continue reading

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Nice Shower Niche, Part 2

Yes, it has been a while, but I’m back! Part 1 ended with the niche secured flush with the shower wall and (hopefully) waterproofed. Next: tiling! As discussed in Part 1, I installed the niche once I had the tiles up far … Continue reading

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The Course of Tiled Walls Never Did Run Smooth

Marge: I have an idea. Homer: What? What’s your idea? Marge: When my father was first trying to catch my mother’s eye, he sent her a box of candy with his photo in it. After that, she never forgot him. … Continue reading

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Nice Shower Niche, Part 1

Marge: What if something goes wrong? Homer: What if? What if I’m taking a shower and I slip on a bar of soap? Oh my god, I’d be killed! So, this upstairs bathroom. It has plumbing and a floor, but … Continue reading

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Walling and Waterproofing the Shower

Water, water, everywhere, so let’s go have a drink! – Homer Simpson The primary mission of a shower is to get you clean. The associated mission–especially when the shower is on an upper floor–is to contain the water necessary to … Continue reading

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Bathroom Floor Tiling Dos and Don’ts

Ned: Floor feels a little gritty here. Moe: Yeah we ran out of floorboards there, so we painted the dirt. Pretty clever! – The Simpsons DO! 1. Plan the pattern. For larger tiles, the experts say to start from the center. … Continue reading

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My Bad

Things were said, mistakes were made. Let’s end this madness and get on with our lives. – Homer Simpson Best first line of a YouTube instructional video ever: “If you’re lookin’ at this video, that means you made a mistake like … Continue reading

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Escape from the Home Depot

D’oh! The new upstairs bathroom will have a shower. A shower needs a base (unless you are having the situation custom tiled, and we are too cheap for that). We found a base that met our space constraints and didn’t make … Continue reading

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Staying Flexible

I can’t stand it any longer. This whole plant is insane. Insane, I tell you! Daaaaaaaaaaaah! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! – Frank Grimes We were doing really well with the remodel. After stuffing things out of the way, we had almost as much room … Continue reading

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