We’ve decided to remodel the upstairs bathroom before we begin the rest of the remodel. We have a few reasons for this…first of all, that bathroom’s footprint will remain unchanged so there isn’t any reason not to do it now. Also, we don’t want to include the remodel of that bathroom in our construction loan for budget reasons (we are trying to stretch our remodel budget as much as possible), so doing it first with our own cash makes sense to us.
Here is what we are starting with (and in case you are wondering – yes, there are river rocks hot glue gunned to the wall):
We’ve been spending the last couple weeks making decisions about the finishes and fixtures for the bathroom, which to me is so much fun! Here is what we have so far:
Floor tile – gray linen pearl 10×20 tile – it has a really nice linen texture and was only 2.76/sf at Floor & Decor here in Austin
Love this toilet! Ariel Platinum ‘Camilla’ Dual Flush Toilet via overstock.com
we had a hard time finding exactly what we wanted for the shower/tub – since we knew we wanted a hand sprayer shower since this will be the kid bathroom…and we liked the adjustable shower head also kid friendly!
Ikea Godmorgen Sink and Vanity in high gloss white – we needed a pretty small scale vanity for this bathroom and we needed some storage, so we went Ikea.
Danze Reef Single Handle Lavatory Faucet in chrome – we liked the clean modern lines of this faucet. We found it on amazon.com listed “used – in new condition” which really just means it was a return. We got like 75% off – we just inspected it as soon as it arrived to make sure nothing was missing! Score.
And the best part – the tub/shower surround tile will be a chevron/herringbone pattern with a medium gray, a light gray, and a white matte tile in 2″x8″ – this was my inspiration for the tile we have going in:
And that is what we have so far! Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together! We also still need a mirror, light fixtures, and possibly a wallpaper for one of the walls…