The upstairs bathroom project is slowly but surely moving along. Suddenly we were/are at the stage where everything needed to be picked out and purchased. Since our plan of adding on an upstairs bathroom, I've had a very clear idea of what I wanted the room to look like, but many things changed as tends to happens in renovations! So many different options, and yet adding on like we are, we had to take many different things into account; for example, choosing the shape of the shower depending on where the drain was located (due to existing floor joists)! Fortunately, the only item we haven't made a choice on yet is the floor tile, but everything else is either sitting waiting to be used or on its way.
Here's a look at some inspiration photos, as well as items we've purchased. Because there isn't any natural light in the room, I wanted to keep everything light and fresh, which means plenty of white! The shower tile will be white subway with gray grout (the same as our downstairs bathroom, which I haven't shown you yet) with glass doors. We have the barn door hardware sitting in our dining room - it's matte black, but the door design will be similar to the inspiration photo above. I haven't decided whether to paint it white or a color. All the fixtures will be brushed nickel. Although I had envisioned a schoolhouse light in the bathroom, we couldn't accommodate its size on the ceiling, so instead had to go with a flush-mount. But, I was so excited when I found the perfect location for a wall sconce and happily Justus wired for it after the fact. ;-)
Originally I had planned on a two leg pedestal sink, but my practical side won when Justus mentioned two girls growing up in a small bathroom with no place to store or set anything. I then searched and searched trying to find a vanity that was wood, in our budget, and small in width. I'm so happy my practical side did kick in, because I love the vanity we ordered. The gray will help ground the white and I love its pretty, country design!
The little nook next to the chimney is where the wall sconce will hang. I think it will help lighten this corner. Anybody have any idea on the best way to clean brick?
While it may not seem like much has changed since I last posted, the framing, electrical and plumbing are complete and sub flooring has been installed. Those were all major milestones in this project! Still much to do, but now comes the fun part - putting the room together!
And actually, since the photo above, the insulation has been installed around the walls. Hard to believe the next item is putting up walls (white beadboard)!
Poor Justus. As you can see, this is how he spends each evening when he gets home from work!
Here's our last dilemma: floor tile. We both like these choices: whitewash wood look tile and a white mosaic tile (likely with gray grout to match the shower wall tile). However, we can't seem to make a decision. I think the mosaic is more period appropriate; however, neither of us relish the idea of putting in the grout and maintaining it. Does anybody have the mosaic tile, and if so, what are your thoughts or recommendations?
Hope everything is well with you all! Thanks for reading and for your help!