It’s been a couple years but I still love using our ensuite shower. It’s a bit different but feels luxurious so I love it!
Initially it was a bit tough to figure out how to stick a shower in a corner with an angled wall…I put quite a few angled walls in the house to try to detract from the fact that the house is just a big rectangle.
So we bought the largest Kerdi shower kit you can buy and trimmed it down to the shape needed. We had never tiled or waterproofed a shower before and the Kerdi system was really straightforward. It’s a bit pricey but far cheaper than getting someone to do it for us.
We wanted a bench so built it out of the kerdi foam board, and just “glued” it together with thinset.
Above the bench you can see the niche that we installed, it’s great how it fits in between the studs in the wall!
Then came sooo much water-proofing!
Then we finally started tiling…
Looking back, we didn’t need to go quite as high as we did with the tiles…but it works.
So with all the white tiles I wanted to do something on the floor that really popped…so I found the floor tiles on overstock.com. Since I’m in Canada these were a little bit of a splurge but so worth it!! And I can say that after 2 years they not only look pretty…they have held up so well!
The other splurge was the exposed shower fixture…but I love it sooo much that I am so glad I spent a bit more on it. I just love the look of it! And it matches the tub hardware perfectly.
I think eventually I will build some sort of wooden divider wall to stop the little bit of splash but surprisingly there really isn’t much, I think it’s big enough to contain it. Just to be safe we waterproofed the seams on the Ditra we laid under the travertine tiles just outside the shower curb.
All in all…it was a crazy amount of work but I do have to say I still enjoy looking at and using this shower every day…so I guess it was worth it…lol!
Thanks for reading!