Anyone out there?
I know I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks but I do have a good reason:
THIS DAMNED RENOVATION IS KILLING ME!!!!!!
(OK, maybe I’m a little dramatic… but just a little)
I’ll start by saying that the crew we’ve hired is working hard all day, every day and they’re doing a great job, but we’ve had some unexpected set backs and delays on inspections that have put us behind schedule by a couple of weeks. This might not sound like a big deal but considering the fact that we’re almost four months into this renovation and we’ve been living without a kitchen for seven weeks now, set backs are JUST A LITTLE FRUSTRATING!!!
Tired of hearing me whine yet? OK, I’ll stop….and show you a few pics of how things are looking in the new master bathroom.
Here’s the shower:
It’s BIG (Yay!!!) at over 4′x6′ and the framing you see there in the back is a bench (obviously). We’re keeping it pretty simple in terms of hardware and plan to do a regular, wall-mounted shower head as well as a rain shower head.
This is the tile scheme we finally went with:
The fluid marble is for the main floor of the bathroom. I was originally planning to lay it in a herringbone pattern but, since the space is 4 feet wide, I’m thinking it might make it feel bigger if it were to lay it side to side across the room (like a hard wood floor). We shall see…. The side walls of the shower will be done in a beveled white subway tile and the back wall (above the bench) will feature this pretty mosaic bordered by a carrara pencil edge.
The shower floor is still TBD but I really like this fun mosaic.
Oh….and these are the sconces we’re going with. I’ve used them before and really like them. The price is also right considering we need to buy four of them.
Don’t have pics of the vanity yet but it will be just over 8 feet long, painted in a medium gray and will be topped with carrara marble. I wasn’t planning to do marble at first but have changed my mind. It’s beautiful, timeless and, most importantly, about half the price of quartzite (the other option we were considering).
Speaking of bathrooms, I’ve also been working on the first floor powder room. This is the wallpaper I’ve fallen in love with (at least online). It’s Union Square by Phillip Jeffries. Haven’t seen it in person yet but I’m 99% sure it’s the winner.
I’m also desperately searching for a double sconce to go above this mirror (again for the powder room.) I’m pretty sure I’ve looked at every lighting website ever created and haven’t found anything that knocks my socks off. Anyone have any ideas/ suggestions? The finish needs to be polished nickel and it can’t be more than 12 inches tall.
Well, that’s the update for now friends. I’m told this week walls and ceilings will be going in. Next week floors and kitchen cabinets. WOOHOO!!! We’re getting there….THANK GOD!!!!
Thanks for stopping by today, everyone!
File: Master Bathroom Remodel, Tile Scheme, Bathroom Lighting