Basement Ceiling Leak and Shower Re-Tiling Series

En Suite Shower Corner

Have you faced one of those home renovation projects which seem to go on for absolutely ever? What about a water leak in the ceiling of your basement? Have you ever had to deal with one of those? Well, for us, the answer was yes. Only a few months after we moved into and renovated our new home we came upon a brown stain in a few of the ceiling tiles in our basement. Finding that brown stain lead us on an adventure to locate the water leak. Because of its location there were several … [Read more...]

Basement Ceiling Leak – Part 23 – The Shower Caddy

Shower Caddy 13

In Part 22 we discussed the choice of having complementary or contrasting colour for your shower floor tile. Today, we would like to introduce to you our new caddy. But, you should know I have not golfed in about 6 years. :-) During our home renovations and bathroom remodeling activities, we could not find anything to hold our soaps, shampoo bottles, etc. in the shower. We knew that we did not want something plastic or that would look either out of place, or bulky or both. In our … [Read more...]

Basement Ceiling Leak – Part 22 – Tile Color Coordination

Complementary Shower Stall Floor Tile

In Part 21 we saw the approach used by Bennett to repair the gaps between the shower floor tile and the shower taps from our initial home renovation / remodeling activities. Today, I'd like to write about colour / color coordination between the shower tiles and the shower's color / colour theme. So, here is a picture of the shower stall after the initial remodeling effort. Sure, our en suite shower has a brown color / colour theme. Notice that the shower floor tile matches closely to … [Read more...]

Basement Ceiling Leak – Part 19 – Wall Tile and Grout

Grouted Shower Tile

We showed in Part 18 how the 4 inch by 4 inch floor tiles were layed on the floor of the en suite shower as part of our home renovation repair. Below is a picture of the new shower floor before the grout. So, the next step is to put the grout amongst the floor tile the day after the tile was layed.  Notice how the grout (per the picture below) is a darker shade than the grout on the existing wall tiles yet is a nice complement to both the floor and wall … [Read more...]

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