Half ALL the fun of renovating a house is picking out new stuff. Like bathroom fixtures and my personal favorite, tile.
There are currently two bathrooms upstairs, both of which are getting a complete overhaul. One, a hallway bath not connected to any bedroom, is going to be wider by making the room next to it smaller. The existing second bath will go in the dumpster. In its place, there will be a new bath ensuite to a guest room but with a pocket door on the other side for access by people sitting in the upstairs TV Room.
We’re also creating a new master suite upstairs with a new master bath. It took us forever to get the layout right. I wanted a dressing table area separate from the bathroom vanity. We had designed the shower too big at one point that it made putting a tub in there awkward. Anyway, we finally got it to where we liked it and set about shopping for tile for those three baths.
For now, this is the tile for the master bath. The basket weave is for the bathroom floor. The smaller brick shape tile is for the shower floor, then the walls and backsplash will be simple 3×12 white tiles. Clean. Pretty. Done.
The ensuite guest room bath….floor is hexagon tile. Everything else, that simple easy 3×12 white.
The hallway bath is long and, while going to be wider than it is now, is still not wide nor big. I wanted to make a statement on the floors by putting a fun penny tile there and I found a really pretty blue one, but every time I see photos of penny tiles installed, all my eye catches is the white line where two sections meet. It’s very distracting so I’m not sure what tile I’ll do there.
This is actually royal blue penny tiles but the light in the tile showroom and the bad photo taker I am on my phone makes the penny tiles look black. They are not black.
But the more I look at penny tile photos, the more my eye sees where the penny tile sheets connect. There’s a definite line, at least to my eye, and I’m afraid in a long room, all I’d notice is the line, not the tile itself. I know, because we put some small white fish scale tiles as a backsplash behind the tub surround in the downstairs master bath and honestly, all I see is the where the lines meet, not the tile.
So back to square one for the the long hallway bath and starting the process of picking the tile for the new mudroom. That’s proved much harder than I thought because I first have to decide if I want something in a herringbone pattern or a traditional brick layout. More on the mudroom another post. Of all the new additions to the house, the mudroom and walk-in pantry make me the happiest. Two things I’ve always wanted but never had in a house.
And finally, Cablevision is coming today, the appointment between 11 and 2, but I can log in and see where the truck is. Hmmmmm, not between 11 and 2???