Here's a reminder of what I started with:
First step, a friend of the family who's a plumber came in and demo'd the wall on the right into a half-wall, removing the shower plumbing and running it into the left wall. He also had to deal with a vent that ran through the end of the wall out in the room. Done!
He placed the shower basin and prepped with Durock. Now it's my turn.
Tile shopping is so much fun. There are so many great tiles to choose from and I love putting it all together and coming up with a design. We shopped only box stores (we took a look at a high end tile shop but wowzer, gorgeous stuff but really expensive!)
The mosaic tile is a "knock-off" of an expensive tile that we really loved, but half the price. This one will look great. After our day of shopping I got a call that they'd like to incorporate the expensive in the shower only and still use this one everywhere else we had planned. Not a problem, they should blend together nicely since they won't be right next to one another.
First step is to mud and tape the seams as well as the screw holes in the durock. I've also got a board at the bottom, one tile up, as a support. The bottom row will go on later.
Feel like I got nothing done, lots of prepwork.
I only worked about 4 hours today.
We are now ready Superior Home Products to come in, measure and get working on the glass door and surround (as well as a countertop). I was short one mosaic tile to finish up on the right edge and a have a TON of clean-up work to do but at least we can keep the ball rolling.
If you could tile your dream shower what would it look like?