Saturday, December 4, 2010

Our New Doorless Shower!

Yes, you read that right...a doorless shower and it's fabulous too! My husband and I were able to enjoy our first shower in it on Thanksgiving day, we absolutely love it!

After Christmas last year, we had some strange flooding in the flooring of our kitchen, we thought maybe there was a crack in the foundation, we called my dad who is in property management, and he sent one of his guys over to check it out. They had to pull up our wood laminate flooring (it was warped anyway) to check for the leak and luckily it was not a crack in the foundation, but the water was coming from the corner of the kitchen window, which upon further inspection was also warped and cracking. Our shower is directly above the kitchen window, so we logically concluded a pipe must be leaking from our shower. We were told to call our insurance company and report the damage, they sent a plumber out who thought he had found the problem and supposedly fixed it, they also sent contractors who proceeded to tear the kitchen apart and take pictures for their report. The insurance said they would not pay for the repairs and left our kitchen worse off then it originally was. After we recovered from the outrageousness of it all, we got on with our lives...with a torn up house. A couple of months ago we were able to start repairing the damage, we had planned to fix the most noticeable problem first, the flooring in our kitchen. We decided we wanted to go with porcelain tile for the whole downstairs floor, patch up the walls and paint the main areas of the house (our children had done quite a bit of damage to our walls).

As soon as the floors were done and the paint dry, our shower gave out again leaking water from the kitchen window...again! We caught it right away this time and dried up the water, no more damage was done thankfully, but we realized we had to take care of our shower now instead of later. So operation doorless shower took place a year sooner than we had wanted but we are happy with the results!

We will have to hold off on painting the walls until later, but we were able to put matching tile down on the floor of the bathroom that once had carpet...yes, carpet in our bathroom (put there by previous owners), not very practical at all!

Thank you Lord for this wonderful luxury!


  1. hi...i was wondering if you like the doorless shower? do you find that it is chilly when you stop the water stream since there is no shower curtain or door? i would love to do one...but some people have said it is chilly...any help would be great. thanks.

    1. Hi, yes it does get chilly in the winter time since you do not have anything holding in the warmth from the shower. What I do is turn the heat on in the house to warm it up while I take my shower, then turn the heat back down. Also, I would recommend that if you have a doorless shower made, have the bottom lip made a little taller than mine. Hope this helps :)