On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Master Shower Tile Set!

We worked almost every evening this week, but we finally finished setting the tile in the shower.  On Saturday, I went training, and Delia caught up on errands and shopping. This evening she finally got around to sealing the tile. It feels so good to be done with tile work.  I thought we would never get done. Whew!

This week we plan to grout the shower, and seal it all (shower walls, shower floor, bathroom floor) with two more coats.

Our biggest challenge so far, however, has been to find a toilet for the small space. Our criteria were:

1. WaterSense
2. Chair Height
3. Dual Flush
4. Antimicrobial gloss
5. Single Unit
6. Sleek modern lines
7. Good flushing power

However, we learned quickly that the limiting factor was the toilet depth/length! Anything greater than 27" was too long. Do you know how many toilets fit all those 7 criteria that are affordable?! Well, after all the research we have done - none. So we had to make some sacrifices like the chair height, antimicrobial gloss and possibly the dual flush options.

At this point the Toto Eco UltraMax is the front runner. It fits 3 out of our 7 criteria, but we are still on the hunt for the right toilet.  However, if you have any suggestions please let us know of a nice toilet that is less than 27" long.

So our next steps after grouting and sealing are:
1. Paint
2. Purchase and install toilet
3. Purchase and install shower glass panel
4. Install baseboards, shelf, towel racks
5. Install faucets
6. Paint window trim

You know I thought the list was smaller than that!!!

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