Organizing 2013 is all about removing the clutter, streamlining what we have, and cleaning! So, today’s post isn’t really about organizing the shower door, but more about repairing, replacing and cleaning it up! Our shower door was installed with the house in 1999. And over 15 years, it’s gotten a bit dilapidated. The seal on the bottom edge was un-cleanable, and eventually the screws wore out, leaving the seal to drip down on the ledge, freaking me out. I couldn’t look at it.
So, Red and I went off to the store and picked up a new, basic (yet Kohler!) door along with the installation tools we didn’t have. Red was very happy, as you can see! (Honestly, I’m pretty sure it was the song on the radio making him smile!)
Hubs and I teamed up for the installation. I’m not sure how one person can do it alone – there’s a lot of holding, measuring, steadying, and the installation of the door itself is totally a 2 person job. Make sure you read the directions fully before starting. If you have an ajustable door, like this one produced by Sterling (a Kohler company) there will be heavy duty measurements and the hacksawing of metal.
The old door was pulled out and the old silicone scraped away with a glass scraper (the most difficult part of the entire job: if the silicone isn’t fully removed, the new silicone won’t stick). The new door is all installed, and though it has a pebbled glass exterior, is bright and shiny. I fully intend to keep it that way with the shower magic I found on Pinterest. The job took us about 2 days with removal, installation and siliconing. Worth it!
Did you make any home repairs recently? Do tell!