Some neighbors had a shower/bath retiled. The folks asked if they wanted to replace the existing fixture (20 y/o Moen bath/shower one handle valve) They said keep it. But when they tiled, they tiled up to the edge of the valve leaving just a couple inch hole. The existing fixture plate is designed to recess into the wall.
Are there extensions, or flat cover plates that would allow a simple recovery, or is the only solution to cut a bigger hole in the tile, or worst, replace the valve with something new (which is possible since there is access from a closet in the other room).
Cutting the tile seems simple enough, but the friends are reluctant.