Super Shower ONE: demo and framing

This post describes the demo and prep steps for transforming a terrible bathroom space into a groovy vintage-modern spa shower space. It took a lot of work, and so the description is pretty long. If you’d like to skip ahead to the actual tile install and finish steps, then just click this “Super Shower TWO: making the actual shower!” link. But, if you’re interested to … Continue reading Super Shower ONE: demo and framing

Shower “Pan” Sloping

Here’s a detailed description for how to properly install a traditional PVC vinyl or fiberglass “pan” to waterproof the base of a custom tile shower install. It is possible to DIY a shower pan for yourself, but most property owners hire this out. Either way, it’s a real good idea to know how to do this critical step correctly to ensure that your project is done right regardless of who does the actual hands-on work. I frequently get sad calls from folks with leaky showers needing very expensive fixes. This post describes how to make a properly sloped and waterproofed shower base. Continue reading Shower “Pan” Sloping

Let’s Make a Shower!

Because, showers are great. Every home needs a bathtub bath. But, if you’ve got two bathtubs and no walk-in shower, then you’re just not living life to the fullest. Is it easy to convert a tub to a walk in shower? Not necessarily. But is it super difficult? Usually not. Worst case, you may need to get some jackhammering done to widen out drain access … Continue reading Let’s Make a Shower!

Shower Repair Rescue, part deux

Here’s a description for how to repair a large custom walk-in shower that was originally installed without any waterproofing at all. Instead of ripping everything to the studs and starting over, it was possible to replace just the shower base and curb and the first row of wall tile for a fix. Read on to see how this is done and to see some pretty super-custom slower floor sloping! Continue reading Shower Repair Rescue, part deux