I have owned my home for about 7 years. It is a craftsman home, but also a relatively cookie cutter styled home. Every other house down the block is identical, just flip flopped. While the house is only about 12 years old, there are some things that were just too cookie cutter for me to put up with anymore. First major place of design change: master bathroom.
Originally, the entire house was sprayed beige, exterior and interior. Carpets are beige, and the tile in the bathrooms are beige. Now don't get me wrong, beige is such a great neutral color, but there's really only so much one person can handle.
BEFORE IMAGES (click to scroll through)
One of the very first things I did when I moved in was paint the bathroom walls. It's a quick and inexpensive way to reduce some of that beige, so unfortunately, these before pictures aren't really from the way beginning, but i'm sure you can imagine.
I hired out help to do the majority of this project. Robby Carter (RC Carter Construction) saw my vision and made it reality.
DURING CONSTRUCTION IMAGES (click to scroll through)
The tile was my most favorite part to figure out. I found Fireclay Tile and immediately fell in love with their handmade + recycled tiles. They even offer tile samples for $5 and free design assistance. I couldn't have imagined this space without that design assistance from Tiffanie. She created about 4 different design renderings for the space before I figured out the colors and tile shapes in what areas.
What I went with:
- 8" hexagon in calcite for the bathroom floor
- 2" sheeted hexagon wrought iron on the shower floor
- 4" x 8" subway tiles in calcite for the shower walls
Tile was installed by Cory Will.
The ship lap wall is created from thin sheets of wood from Home Depot ( here ). The two wood mirrors came from West Elm ( Floating Round Mirror ) and the counter top and sink is from Leading Edge Stoneworks in Bend, Oregon.
I had radiant floor heating installed at the last minute and I 100% reccomend the investment. Tile is COLD naturally, even in a warm envirnment, so having this much tile would make things really cold... the last thing you want when you're trying to relax!