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The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Medwed

    Medwed Distinguished Member

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    And this is practical application.

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I would imagine those lighted, recessed display shelves in a shower are very practical. Probably can put your soap and such in there too?
     

  3. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I will never have a master shower again without a solid, built-in bench made from the surface materials. Not only for sitting but shampoo, etc.
     

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Our master bath shower and the one in our guest house have exactly that.
     

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    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    If you like a wife/so with shaved legs it helps :laugh:
     

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    I had to compromise and just dropped Kartell stool there.

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    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I hate stools in showers, they always seem to get in the way, require moving to clean, etc. Sure, they are a compromise and they do work, but a built-in is the only way to go if you are remodeling, IMO.
     

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    Bench is not so practical in a smaller shower. We have a chunk of granite for the leg shaving and tiled recesses for the stuff.
     

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Our master shower is a walk in affair with lots of room. It's a corner bench, and as I said up thread, I plan to modify the rear shower head to have a handheld attachment in preparation for old age. :(
     

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    I cannot understand north Amurikans sometimes.
     

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    I let design trump utility in my remodel unfortunately. A bench would have been great although I’m not sure where it would have gone in my curbless walk-in.
     

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    How well the water drains in the walk in? I found it the hard way that very few contractors know how to built self draining floor.
     

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    The work isn’t finished yet but I did need to research and explain to the contractor what I wanted done with lowering the subfloor to accommodate the slope. I’m using a linear drain that runs the length of the shower so drainage shouldn’t be an issue.
     

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    Do you have a picture? Do you use tiles on the floor? If you have deep grout lines between tiles water will be there and if draining is not fast enough the water will find the lowest spot via grout lines and will run to the door. But I guess you should be ok if you had lowered the whole area of the shower cabin and made it lower relative to the rest of the bathroom floor.
     

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    Yep, that's what I did. There are a lot of publications by handicapped organizations detailing how to construct curbless showers. Tiles are 12x24'' with 1/4'' grout that's flush with the tile surface. No pictures yet, sorry.
     

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