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Shorten half wall?

Posted by randekasp (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 20, 13 at 12:32

Bathroom down to studs. Shower has one half wall that has unfortunately already been set with concrete. I think it is 3-4 inches too high, which doesn't seem like I should worry, but has ramifications for rest of small room. Is it possible to shorten/ shave without demolition? Thank you..

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RE: Shorten half wall?

This is confusing - esp. without pictures. Removing part of a wall is demolition, no? and it depends what is in the wall. Where is the plumbing?

RE: Shorten half wall?

Thank you. I apologize for confusion; posted in haste- always a mistake.
The wall is 45 inches tall as is, without topper/ tile. Intuitively, it just feels too tall for the small space, as well as complicating plan to have shower tile (white subway) continue around room at same height. I realize that this would bring the niche to top of half-wall, thinking this is not a problem. ?
Other options that I can think of would be to tile entire area, tile outside half-wall, or simply drywall outside of shower. Facing side of room is 6ft long double vanity that will have same counter material (quartz) as shower niche as well as quartz backsplash, or white subway tile backsplash. Thank you. If you can follow this i am indebted! Can you tell that I am a bit overwrought? :)

This post was edited by randekasp on Mon, Feb 25, 13 at 16:43

RE: Shorten half wall?

You should ask the person who put it in what is involved in lowering it. I don't understand why it would complicate the tiling situation. If you imagine tile going up all of the bathroom walls with tile to the same height as the pony wall, isn't that good? I think it would look nice.
I think it looks a bit tall too, but it may be necessary to avoid splashing the toilet. It's hard to tell from your photo.

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