So, the latest update is that buying the house is still a GO! We even got a better deal on the loan – the new lender we are working with, who is awesome by the way (Dominik with Sente Mortgage) advised us towards a FHA loan, until he realized Mike is a vet. So, we are now going for a VA/Texas Vet loan which has some pretty amazing terms (0 down and 2.88% interest). It looks like we may actually get money back at closing – that NEVER happens!! We are set to close late this month or early November, and everything is crossed that it all goes well. After we close, we will do a home improvement loan or some other option for our addition/renovation. In the meantime, we are living out of boxes over here, trying to unpack as little as possible since there is a chance we will have to move out when it is time to renovate. I think the renovations, if all goes well, will likely start in January (which is my slower season for wedding shoots so ideal for me).
In the meantime, I am a pinning fool (see my inspiration board for the remodel here). We have some great ideas for the remodel and we are so excited to make them happen. One of the first things on my mind has been tile. I LOVE tile…here are some of my favorite options so far.
Mod Dots Lemon Yellow Penny Rounds $7.95/sf
I think this one would be super cute and fun in the upstairs kids bathroom…and I am still as obsessed with yellow as I ever was.
Overstock SomerTile Martine Porcelain Penny Rounds about $7.50/sf
If Mike doesn’t go for the yellow for the upstairs kids bath, I think this might be another option…
Overstock SomerTile White Morocco Porcelain about $9/sf
I love this one for the master bath shower surround, with a gray grout.
Kismet Tile Hex #8 in blue $25/sf
I can only afford a tiny bit of this tile, but I LOVE it. So much. I am thinking it would be perfect for the tiny half bath we will be adding on the main level of the house!
Birch Honed Stacked Stone (available locally from Travis Tile) about $23.50/sf)
I am not sure where we would use this one, but I really want to find a place for it.
I also really love these fish scale tiles that I saw online, but I can’t seem to find anyplace locally or online where I could get info or order…
And this looks like it will be the floor tile for the laundry and possibly the kids upstairs bath…it’s a linen pearl porcelain tile available at a local store for 1.99/sf!
Those are the tiles I am in love with right now – still looking though. I want to find something really awesome for the kitchen backsplash…Are there any other good online (or local to Austin) tile resources that I must know about?