Here’s where I’m at:
Choose floor tile (plus shower accent tile) Choose wall tile Decide if I want tile on shower walls or in any other parts of room(nope, just the shower) Choose shower floor tile Choose vanity Order grout Choose shower hardware
- Choose vanity light
Decide if I want fan installed or not(The answer is I don’t, but should I?) Medicine cabinet
- Shower sill(s)
- Stain or something for the built in cabinet
- Shelves for above the toilet
Price out radiant heat (to make sure the contractor is giving me a good price)
- Price out frameless shower enclosures (again to make sure I’m getting a good price)
And. AND. We’re starting next week. I feel a little lame that I’m hiring the whole thing out, but after a lot of discussion, I think this makes the most sense for my situation. This is the only bathroom that I have, and so I need it done as quickly as possible (since I can’t really live here while it’s going on). Also, I’m taking out a claw foot tub and framing and pouring a new shower. Oh, and installing radiant heat and tiling over it. So while there are things I could do (install new sink, drywall) there’s enough that I really can’t that it makes the most sense to have it done (more quickly and professionally) by a contractor.
But that’s not what you care about anyhow…
Look! My new bathroom! Actually, thats the shower. Confused? Here’s a better picture, courtesy of the radiant heat company:
And a picture from the tile store of my tile. I couldn’t find it anywhere online, so this is the best I can do.
Shower hardware is not exciting, but I chose a vanity!
And a medicine cabinet!
The boring but important parts of the shower are on today’s to-do list: sills and glass.
And lights. This one was a little complicated. Right now, I have one light, and it’s in the ceiling centered on my vanity (I’ve never thought it looks weird, but it isn’t centered on the room). I am planning on adding a vanity light, but then I think it would look weird to have another light centered on the vanity in the ceiling. So I can move the ceiling light, but where? And to what? Maybe recessed? As you can see from the floorplan, everything is on one side of the room. Ack.
Here are my two current choices, but I’m really not in love with either, and I would love your feedback/suggestions/etc.
I want polished chrome or nickel, two lights. I can’t do sconces; there isn’t room, so it has to go above the mirror. I’m going for simple but can’t figure out if I want a square or round shape. And then I get sidetracked into “what do I do about other lights?!?” and its a mess. Sigh.
Not to mention paint colors and accessories!
What would you do about lighting if this were your bathroom? (Seriously. I don’t know what I’m doing here.)