help: builder says unable to get 8 ft. tall glass for bathroom
We are building with a semi-custom builder. We choose one of their plans and modified it. One of their options was upgrading from 8 ft. ceilings to 10 ft. ceilings, which we did. The master bathroom in their model home has the tub in front of the walk in shower, with one big 60" by 72" pane of glass from the back of the tub to the ceiling, which is 8 ft. over the shower and then vaulted. I attached a picture of the model home bathroom, which looks much better in real life.
With our upgraded taller ceilings, the ceiling over the shower is 10 ft. with the rest vaulted starting at 10 ft. With the taller ceiling, the glass wall must be 60" wide by 96" tall.
We finalized the contract and engineered the plans in October. Now, suddenly five months later during our framing walk through, the super says they can't do glass taller than 72". So we have to choose either build up a tiled wall two more feet on the back of the tub, OR lower the 10 ft. ceiling to 8 ft. over the shower, with the rest of the ceiling vaulted starting at 10 ft. The lowered 8 ft. ceiling would also be only two inches above the top of the shower window, which would look weird, I think.
We do not like either of these choices. Has anyone used tall, 8ft. glass like this before? The builder made it sound like this is not even an option. Thanks for your help.