Although there’s been a lot happening in our personal lives outside of the renovations, we have had to start shopping for tiles, especially since we want to be taking advantage of our Christmas break to finish off the tiling. I imagined choosing tiles would have taken us a lot longer, but the guys at Beaumont Tiles were really helpful in helping me choose. I have been thinking about tiles and designs for a while now, making the most of Pinterest and Houzz. Since the overall colour palette of the house is based around greys, whites and timber, I naturally was drawn to these colours and textures.
For the bathroom I decided to go with a satin finish large white tile. I felt the finish would give a softer feel than the gloss and would work well with the timber vanity and shaving cabinet. The window wall where the bath tub is up against and the niche has been dubbed the feature wall. Here we will add a herringbone pattern in smokey grey and a misty grey coloured grout. The niche will have a matt white penny round at the back. We were careful not to choose a thick mosaic tile as the niche itself is not very deep. The same penny round will sit in the shower niche too.
The ensuite is a smaller bathroom, so we decided we would do this whole room in the same satin white 300×600 tile. The niche however will have a charcoal hexagon mosaic tile with white grout. All floors will be tiled with a charcoal rectangular floor tile. The laundry we have decided on a regular subway gloss white tile.
We have also purchased 2 diamond frameless shower screens from Beaumont Tiles while we were at it. This can’t be installed until the tiles are in, so they screen installer is expecting that we will finish by early January. The next deadline is to get the bathrooms completed by end of January so we can get the plumber to officially turn off the water to the old bathroom and laundry. This will then mean a few things…
…we finally get to use new facilities
…we can get a new shed installed and remove the old asbestos one
…we can start knocking down the walls and opening up the space