I have recovered from my mini break-down of last week, and am back on track! In my last post I shared pics of the main bathroom and promised a follow-up post showing you the tiles. Well, here it is!
You may recall from earlier blog posts, that we wanted this bathroom to have a traditional feel, as it is in the original 1920’s part of the house.
Although we wanted a touch of ‘heritage’ in this bathroom, we also wanted it to look like a brand spanking new bathroom. This is important when it comes to re-sale, as most buyers want all the mod- cons.
So I had the difficult task of combining the old with the new. I carefully picked modern and traditional elements and combined them all together.
Here is what has been installed so far, but there is much more to come!
Large, square, charcoal floor tiles with white grout. These tiles are pretty big, measuring in at 300mm x 300mm. Large tiles are very modern. Traditional tiles are usually much smaller.
Square, tile-insert drain. The latest trend with drains (I know, who knew there was a drain trend) is to cut a section of tile out and insert it into the drain. The cuts along the two tiles housing the drain allow for a slope in the floor. That way the water runs into the drain and not out the door!
Floor to ceiling wall tiles. These rectangular, high-gloss tiles are a very popular choice in new homes right now. Floor to ceiling tiles is a relatively new trend. Traditionally, people used to tile halfway up the wall, then paint the top half. I would have liked to do this as I love that look, but for re-sale I think we needed to tile all the way up. I’m really happy with how it looks.
Subway tiles around the bath and the window. Luckily for me, subway tiles are not only traditional but also really on trend! This was an easy pick as both Matt and I love subway tiles (might have something to do with our 4 years in New York). The hard decision was whether we used grey tiles or white tiles. I’m glad we went with white, I think a whole wall of grey tiles may have been a bit much.
Traditional plaster cornice. We went with an “Egg and Dart” cornice which dates back to Roman times! It hasn’t been painted yet, but will eventually be white – the same colour as the ceiling.
Timber french window frame and window. The window is currently being painted and will be installed next week. Weeee!
We still have the following items to be installed:
- Light Fitting
This may seem like a lot, but it is all purchased and ready to go. So a finished bathroom is not too far away.
The staircase is being installed this week, so I will blog about that very soon!
Have a lovely week friends.
– Penny xo
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