Our Basment Part 29: Shower Tile

March 8, 2012 — 1 Comment

In Progress Shower Tile

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.

Beadboard Ceiling with our New Fan/Heater/Light

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.

Lutron Timer Switch

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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One response to Our Basment Part 29: Shower Tile

  1. When you go into the shower you want to come out feeling clean. But you are not going to feel very clean when the shower tiles are all dirty or full of soap scum and the like so you have to clean them.

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