Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tile love

I'm finally back from a solid week on the road for work! Still digging out from email, mail and back-to-school paperwork. And of course, starting all the moving, closing prep. Knock-on-wood we're supposedly in the clear with NVR on re-approval, our home owners is locked down, movers are scheduled and tomorrow I start the Fios negotiations (love them and hate them). And of course house progress marches on!

As you may, or may not, recall our Rusmer flooring/tile person was the best and allowed us to go off the grid and pick some non-standard options. We busted the budget on it, certainly, but the results are coming in and they are ...

totally

totally

worth it!

So excited. I may never leave the bathroom. Here's how it's looking:

We got them to do the subway tile all the way to the ceiling. 

It's a ton more work than the big squares and I'm pretty sure the tile installer hates us for it --
but he's doing an awesome job!

There will be a glass partition between the shower and tub.

We had them do the shower seat and the tub deck in the same marble-looking porcelain tile that we're doing on the floor. Husband's fabulous idea. 


Close up of the glass tile. They've got a sllight bamboo pattern to them. (Also a reflection of a very cute polka dot Kate Spade iPhone case =)



Floor - here in the potty room. He's done a great job lining up the veining.

In addition to finishing up the tile work, they're doing wall patching and painting. Plumbers are starting to install toilets. Cabinet trim is in -- although we've got some cabinets and hardware that's less than level :/

Laundry room linoleum. Soon to be totally mud-covered by two little boys. 

Shelves up in my closet.

Floor tiled in the boys' bathroom.

Security, check.



View from the dining room toward the family room.

Fireplace is working!

A little more than two weeks to go! 

14 comments:

  1. subway tile looks totally worth it! looks fabulous

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  2. So.insanely.jealous.of.your.tile.

    And seriously so pissed at myself for not trying to push my flooring people to let me do the same!

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  3. Ohh so PRETTY!! Love love love the tile in the bathroom! I love the subway pattern! I think it is absolutely worth getting that one or two upgrade to push the budget!! Great job, WJ!!

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    1. Your husband is an undercover interior designer and photographer! lol smiley face Pretty cool to capture the seat and floor with the same tile!

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  4. Wow and double WOW, I second AMY I am so jealous!!!

    Bathroom looks so unique too, nicely done!!!

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  5. Looking awesome! Love the bath tile!!!!

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  6. I have tile envy right now! I love it, and you're right, it is totally worth it! Your house is going to be a show stopper for sure!

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