This morning I finished tiling the shower, which completed all of the tile work on the second floor. Here’s a photo of the completed shower walls.
In the lower right of the photo is the vanity with its top, neither of which is yet installed.
The blue tape on the tub deck between the tub and the shower indicates about where the glass shower surround walls will go. After completing the tile work, I measured the enclosure area and made an online order at eshowerdoors.com. The measurements had to be done to within 1/16 of an inch, so it took a while to do the measuring and ordering. The 1/2″ glass panels are custom manufactured in California, and then shipped. The website said that we could expect delivery within about three weeks. The three panels (the door, the left side, and the front panel to the left of the door) weigh about 420 pounds and will come in at least two crates. The total cost of the custom glass is slightly less than $2200, delivered to our curb. The total cost of this shower (including the tile for the walls, the glass for the surround, and the base) is slightly less than the one we put in on Bodnar Lane, and the amount of work is very comparable. Doing it ourselves like this allowed us to customize the tile work (having the same border start at the tub and carry through the shower), and to use the same materials throughout the bathroom.
Janie painted the cabinet doors while I was working on the shower. In the afternoon, she installed some baseboard in the family room, and some painted kick-plate under the family room bookcases.
In the afternoon I returned the rest of the leftover tile from the bathroom to Home Depot, and I also returned remaining kitchen backsplash tile to Lowe’s. While I was at Lowe’s, I picked up a single-bowl vanity for the OAFMB bathroom, and some drain plumbing supplies.