EASE OF ENTRY was the goal with this bathroom remodel.  The old fiberglass tub was difficult to step over, not to mention very slick when wet (as old tubs are).  The homeowner wanted ease of entry along with a bright, easy-to-clean surround with built-in shelf storage.  The solution was a Lyons Elite 32″ x 60″ acrylic/fiberglass walk-in shower base with nail-to-stud surround (10 Year Residential Warranty).  This unit fits perfectly into an existing tub alcove and requires no caulk (the surround has hidden seals at the connection points to prevent water penetration). The shelves are inset 2″ into the back wall, which gives maximum room for movement – winning!  After all rough plumbing was installed, the new base was securely set in a mortar bed for years of sturdiness.  The three-piece surround was fastened securely to the studs using screws as well as heavy duty construction adhesive.  The fixture is a brushed nickel Delta Porter, and the door is a matching heavy duty semi-frameless sliding unit by Sterling (Finesse).  After a good caulk seal, this shower is ready for use!  In addition to the new shower, the homeowner wanted a new vanity top, sinks, faucets, and natural stone backsplash.  Give me a call if I can update your bathroom.  Estimates are always FREE!  419-212-3200