Thursday, April 7, 2011

Feeling the Love and ... The Shower Verdict Is In

Hello, friends! I'm back from the "Happiest Place on Earth," and I think I may be the happiest girl on earth this week. I have received so many wonderfully kind comments and e-mails about my bathroom remodel. You all sure know how to make a girl feel good!

I'm so grateful to those of you who have been with me from the beginning, and those of you who have just joined us. You put the "sweet" in Sweet Chaos!

I can't even express how blown away I was by the other bloggers who featured my remodel. Please see the "I Was Featured" section of my sidebar. If you don't follow these fantastic blogs yet, you should stop by and see what you're missing!

Among the feedback I received about the remodel were several questions involving the shower.

Allow me to answer your burning (or should I say freezing) question regarding our open shower. Inquiring minds wanted to know if it was cold in there and if the water splashed outside the half walls.

I hate to admit it, but I couldn't answer those questions until today. You see, I was a bit of a freak about the remodel. I wanted everything done and perfect and blog pictures taken before I would let anyone use the shower. Since we left for vacation as soon as the bathroom was complete, we didn't use the shower until this morning.

I took the first shower, and I used the slidebar showerhead only. The verdict.... No water splashed outside of the shower walls, and I was not cold. Even when I moved out from under the direct spray to shave the old legs, I still did not feel chilled. The shower passed its first test!

P.Daddy took his shower next, and he went all out with the rainshower and the slidebar showerhead. The rainshower would be the true test, as it's closer to the half walls and directly over the drain. If any water was going to escape, this would be the ultimate time for it to happen.  The verdict... still no water splashing over the half walls. Even the marble tops remained dry. The threshold did get a bit wet, but that was it. Success!

If you are considering an open shower, remember that size matters. If you don't want water everywhere, it's best to make the shower area as large as possible. If your room is chilly to begin with, I would not do an open shower. But, if you have a warm room, or you can put in heated floors, I say go for it! I mean, is there anyone out there who actually enjoys cleaning glass??


  1. I am in love with your bathroom. I loved mine..until I saw yours. :P

    We have a walk-in shower without a door but it's more enclosed. The heated floors help fight the cold room problem!

  2. Your bathroom is gorgeous and I am forwarding this post to my best friend who wants to install an open shower ala European style in her new bathroom. Thanks for the advice and visuals! Beautiful!

  3. I just saw your FABULOUS bath remodel the other day! So awesome. My husband and I always talk about redoing a big bathroom in an awesome way, like you guys did, but we just havne't had a house with a big enough bathroom yet! Maybe the next one :)


  4. As I said in your reveal post, your bathroom is perfect! Your before reminds me of my 1989 carpeted bathroom in need of a major makeover. We just renovated our kitchen and our master bath is next. Your bathroom is a major source of inspiration. One quick question: what kind of tile do you have on your floors? Thanks so much.


  5. I hate cleaning glass, hard water spots - yuck. So I'm coming to yours from now on. You did say size matters!


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