When I bought my house 11 years ago, I had to go with what I could afford. Light fixtures, linoleum, basic counter tops, etc. You get the idea. I did upgrade the carpet with the help of my parents. All I’ve really done to change the appearance of my house is to paint and add art on the walls.
Well… things are about to change…
With some clever math skills and lower interest rates, I have come to the point where I can do some house projects. The first one is the master bath. The shower is a standard fiberglass thing-y. I don’t have a shower door, I’ve got a curtain. I always intended to get a door – when I could afford one.
I’ve been contemplating tile since last fall. I think I’ve finally made a decision. Quartzite shower and Travertine for the floor. I decided to go with the tile that I really liked, because all tile you have to care for. No matter the case, you have to make sure you use products that don’t strip the sealer. So you might as well get what you like.
The look that I’m going for is something like this:
It’s one of the displays at The Tile Shop. I actually went there for their Basics of Tile class yesterday. I think that I could try tiling, but not for this project. The front entryway looks like a good starter project. It’s a rectangle. Because my home is one-level, I already have my concrete base. The question is: Are the floors level? I think so, but what do I know? To me, it seems like you need all the right tools, some math skills and a little confidence. I think I can handle that. We’ll see just how soon I tackle it…
In the meantime, I’m getting bids from contractors. Ugh. I’m looking at accessories – counter top, shower hardware, towel racks, shower doors, etc. There are lots of decisions to be made. The fun part, is the tile patterns and sizes. With my recent tile obsession you can imagine I might like this part.
I’ll keep you posted as to my progress. Right now it’s kind of slow going. But once it starts, I think it will go pretty quickly.