It is slow going here this week. The shower tile is taking a LONG time. It does look nice, but I am getting impatient! I am sort of regretting not just doing it ourselves (not that we have the time). I think the large tiles, although a good deal, are not helping because so many of them need to be cut. Also the two different depths of tile is making it more difficult as well. I am also looking forward to them installing the final light, which will be an LED wet rated fixture/cover. The ceiling will also be tiled.
I also forgot to show you our new fan/heater/light. I ended up going with “Whisper Warm” by Panasonic, $251. They had a similar but uglier model at Home Depot but it didn’t have very good reviews. This one had pretty good reviews for being quiet and producing a good amount of heat. I also like that it does not stick down as far as a lot of the models I looked at. We used the heat and fan while we were painting down there this weekend, and so far so good. I guess I won’t really know until I take my first hot shower, but I have my fingers crossed that it will work out well.
I also bought a fancy timer switch by Lutron for the fan. With this swith I can set the time I want it to run and when I leave it will automatically turn off for me. I thought this was a worthwhile $32.50 investment, since I would hate to leave the fan accidentally going all day. Lutron makes lots of lighting and electric controls and I use them quite often on large scale projects, so I feel good about using them. I think my contractor thought it was a little over the top, but oh well. We didn’t have a fan before, so this should be an upgrade!
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