What to do about the tile in the master shower?

Jacquela and Steven walked Emerald Hill over the weekend. Jacquela got to the master shower and said “the grout lines do not line up. That’s wrong.”

She sent a note to Ron and Mark at Ranserve to ask whether this is possible to correct?

This, for the record, is the first time Jacquela has objected to anything in this project.

Above, here’s how the grout lines and tile do not align properly at one wall of the master shower.

Here's the opposite wall where it meets the floor, near the linear drain, with the grout lines offset from each other.
Here’s the opposite wall where it meets the floor, near the linear drain, with the grout lines offset from each other.

This morning, Ron and Steve stood in the shower to discuss options. Then we checked the supply of floor and wall tile left over in the garage. There’s enough black floor tile to re-do the floor, if that is what we opt to do.

Ron plans to discuss options with Julian, the tile setter.

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What’s behind door #1, Shane?

Big day. Shane and his dad Peter have set up horses and a chop saw in the family room, next to the lumber rack. Batteries are charging. At least 10 packages of wood shims are lined up. There’s a box filled with cans of wood putty on the floor.

It’s time to begin hanging doors.

Above, Shane shows off the first door to be installed — the closet door in bedroom 4.

Patrick's got the nail gun ready as Shane hoists into place the closet door in what will be the train room.
Peter’s got the nail gun ready as Shane hoists into place the closet door in what will be the train room.
At the back, Patrick tips up and Shane pivots to vertical the door to bedroom 4 from the upstairs hallway.
At the back, Peter tips up and Shane pivots to vertical the door to bedroom 4 from the upstairs hallway.
Patrick guides the door into position as Shane tips it into place.
Peter guides the door into position as Shane tips it into place.
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Kitchen cabinet install, continuing

Above, Randy from Central Texas Custom Cabinets is back again to continue installing kitchen cabinets. After slicing open the drywall behind the kitchen side door, he pulls off the lower panel to begin creating the pocket into which one of the cabinets will be fitted. This was Aaron’s idea — to make the tall pantry cabinet deeper, creating more storage. 

Randy removes the upper panel of drywall after slicing it carefully with a sharp utility knife and a level as a straightedge to guide the knife.
Randy removes the upper panel of drywall after slicing it carefully with a sharp utility knife and a level as a straightedge to guide the knife.
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Fence posting

DSC_5330Jared Hohensee purchased the house next door to remodel and flip it. He proposed a three-neighbor project to replace the fence across the sides and back of that lot, asking Steven and Jacquela to share the cost of the shared side fence. Steven said yes.

Today, the crew ripped out the old rotted cedar slats and posts, and began planting new steel posts into cement.

Good fence projects make good neighbors.

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