Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bathroom Design Board

For the upstairs bathroom we have settled on the floor tile, wall tile, vanity, bath fixture, shower curtain, and vanity lights. The other furniture is notional, though we are keeping with the spa-like theme so far.

upstairs bathroom

  • Floor tile - Gray slate. I'm reading up on subflooring and installation for natural stone now, so hopefully I don't screw that up too badly. The floor tile was about $225.

  • Wall tile - The subway tile I got from craigslist. Subway tile was $350.

  • The vanity - The double sink, including marble top, both sinks and faucets, the mirrors and the shelf all as a kit from The Interior Gallery. The vanity was $1550 shipped.

  • The shower fixture - A Kohler Fairfax set for under a $100.

  • Shower curtain - The Kaiku from Anthropologie. Not to everyone's taste, including the Queen's, but I think it adds some color and texture to the space. A splurge at $50.

  • Vanity lighting (not shown) - Double vanity lights over the mirrors from Restoration hardware. On sale for $50 each.


  • So far, the budget is pretty low and I think the look is good. We discussed how much of the vanity wall to tile, and I think we are going with the middle option below. We think this option will create the look we're going for without tiling all the walls around my huge bathroom (6'x14'). That would be too much labor, and a bit too retro.

    bathroom vanity tile

    Since the vanity doesn't arrive until mid-July, there is a while before the bathroom is done. Stay tuned as I stumble through tile work!

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    I promise some progress pictures of the downstairs this weekend, including the completed entryway. :-)

    24 comments:

    Wanderluster said...

    Really nice design board - its going to look great! I like the tiling option you're going with too.

    modernemama said...

    Gorgeous and is that a teak insert for the shower? I love mine, much warmer than standing on tiles or a shower base.

    threeacres said...

    I like the mix of the warm wood colors and the cool gray. And I'm jealous of the size your bathroom will be! I can't wait until we get around to expanding our bathrooms.

    Corey said...

    wanderluster - Thanks!

    modernemama - I wish it were for the shower, but I was planning on it going in front of the tub. The current plan is to just resurface the existing tub, as it's the only full bathroom and I am nervous about having no tub in the house. This would be odd, no? Not sure if I should rething this idea though...

    threeacres - Thanks! It's a bid tough layout to make work, but at least it is big.

    Jennifer said...

    I like the middle option, too....

    I really like your colors. Are these the really cheap grey subway tiles you scored on Valentine's Day?

    Jessie said...

    Great thinking to get the tile from Craigslist! This bathroom looks lovely. If we ever complete our kitchen, the master bath is the next major project...

    Corey said...

    Jennifer - yes they are. I move slow. :-)

    amy purple said...

    You picked out some great pieces for your bathroom! I love the vanity you picked too.

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    Pretty Nerdy said...

    I know this is really late, I just found your bathroom reno thru apartment therapy. I'm in Maryland myself and I wanted to know where you got the square bath towel rings and those espresso wood wall shelves in your upstairs bathroom renovation?

    Britt Brannan said...

    Wonderful bath designs. Really the appreciable work. specially with Shower Doors.

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