In the homestretch now…
Now that Casita II was parked on our property, it meant I could work every night in addition to weekends. I pulled some all-nighters and hopefully didn’t piss off the neighbors too much.
I built up the shower pan and curb using regular concrete and installed a glass shower door set with sliding track. The width can be adjusted to suit different sized showers, but the height was something I wanted to get perfect to keep water and steam out of the rest of the bathroom. My first attempt was about an inch off, so I built up the concrete curb so the top of the shower door track fit snugly against the ceiling.
I thought using penny round backsplash would be easier and require fewer cuts…WRONG. I thought the grout would fill the gaps near edges and I wouldn’t have to cut these tiny pieces of tile individually, but this was not the case.
I included a cutout for shelves rather than have too many things hanging and cluttering the space.
I fully intended on tiling the ceiling as well, but I could not get the sheets of backsplash to stick. To compromise, I used a trowel and layered on grout which looked fairly decent when dry. I caulked around the shower head and faucet and put in the sliding doors, but didn’t use the handles. Since space is always a concern, we decided to just use the holes where the handles would go to open and shut the doors. Water doesn’t leak and I like the way it turned out.
I finished the outside perimeter with a rectangular backsplash tile that I reclaimed and then moved on to the flooring.
Measure twice…cut once! I tried to rush a few cuts and ended up wasting some product.
Sprint 14 Totals
CURRENT PROJECT COST = $28,969
CURRENT PROJECT HOURS =714.25
See you soon 🙂