Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bathroom Remodel: Details, Details, Details

Well...well..well. It's been about 3 months since the last bathroom post and it's probably been about 4 months since the bathroom has been may be an understatement to say I'm a little behind in my blogging. Anyway, let's dive right back into our series on our epic bathroom remodel.

With most of the demolition work done in the bathrooms it was time for us to start making decisions on what we were going to put in our new bathrooms. We needed to choose tile, lighting, vanity, sink, tub, and all of the sink and shower hardware. We had a lot of decisions to make and a lot of decisions to make fast. Looking at all the different options was overwhelming to say the least.

I feel like we went to a hundred tile stores and looked at a million different kinds of tile. Luckily we had  the hubs brother to give us his expert opinions of what types of tiles would look good in the shower and the floor. I'm pretty sure he was ready to punch me in the face since I probably started to sound like Goldie Locks... "This tile is too dark"..."This tile is too light"..."This tile is too shiny"..."This tile feels too scratchy." Luckily I have a kind brother-in-law and he refrained from strangling me during our tile shopping adventures.

Choosing a vanity was no easier. We weren't really too worried about what was going in the guest bathroom since in all honesty how often would we even be in there. But in the master bathroom we went back and forth between a 36 inch vanity and a 48 inch vanity. We were worried there wouldn't be enough counter space for the two of us with a 36 inch vanity but we weren't sure if the bathroom would feel too crowded with a 48 inch vanity.

And oh my goodness...who knew there were so many different types of lighting fixtures? And not only do you have to choose the lighting fixture in some cases you have to choose the shade to go with the fixture. After a while I think they all started to look the same.

And let's not forget the faucets and shower fixtures. And you can't just choose a style you have to choose a finish too! Oh, but remember, the finish of your fixtures need to match the finish of your lighting fixtures and other bathroom hardware (ie: towel racks and toilet paper holders).

Needless to say we eventually made our decisions, but I had no idea it would be so difficult to pick out the things we wanted. *whew* Boy were we glad when that part was over.

Want to see where we started? Check out the plan, the demo, and the guts of our bathroom remodel.

1 comment:

  1. omg so hilarious with the tile picking!! literally LOL-ed