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Old 06-17-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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Bathroom Remodel

Just Purchased an investment property. Has a window in the shower.
Would like to close it up and tile...Cedar shingles on exterior that we cannot match up. Would this work?: Leave outside window trim, take out glass, concreteboard inside, starafoam piece next to conc-board for insulation, then a piece of masonite, apply a stained glass looking film on masonite, then glass. Would I have any moisture problems? Live in KC area/so all seasons.


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Old 06-17-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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Not a great plan.
Post a picture of the siding you think can not be matched up.


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Old 06-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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Many retail stores use faux glass to give the appearance of windows, especially in big box stores. You could find a supplier and see if you can purchase a scrap piece for your window, then build the wall in the cavity of the former window with a vapour barrier on the outside, insulation, plywood, Kerdi board or other vapour barrier and then grout and tile.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:02 AM   #4
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My father did something similar replacing a window. He took some siding pieces from the back of the garage and installed the new stuff back there where it wasn't noticeable.

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Old 06-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #6
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I wish I had a window in my shower! Fwiw, I vote to not close it off! If done properly, it can be quite a plus.


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