Saturday, January 10, 2009

Planning the Bathroom

Of course we have reached a lull in the bathroom remodel. Since we installed the new floors, we have not made any more progress. While we wait to patch the walls, get plumbing fixed and the shower tiled, I guess I should plan and order the final fixtures and finishing touches.

(1) LIGHTING Currently we have a soffit over the sink area that we are going to remove and then move the lighting into the wall so we can have wall sconces and install a fixture in the center of the room. So far here is what I have found that I like:
Circa Lighting - The Thomas O'Brien Hilton Sconce.

Circa Lighting - Thomas O'Brien Vendome Sconce (better price)

Restoration Hardware - Sutton Double Sconce (on sale, but could be too modern)

(2) SHOWER TILE. We have been looking for different options for tile, but think we will use standard white subway tile. This is our guest bathroom, so we don't want to blow the budget on this room. If that was the case we would love to use carrara marble to match the counter, but that we will save for the master bath renovation.

(3) COLOR. It has taken me a few rooms to realize I am not good at picking wall color. So far every room we painted I regretted the color within 24 hours and plan for when I can go back and paint the walls white. For the bathroom I think I am going to go white for the walls and trim and then add a wood frame mirror that I will paint a pale turquoise. I found this image on House of Turquoise. that is inspiring me for the color.

Still need to pick out an ceiling fixture, towel bars and a shower curtain, but now we at least have a plan to move us forward on the renovation project.


Heather said...

hello - recently discovered your blog and wondering if you completed your guest bath project yet. I'm also considering the Sutton double sconce and I'd love to see it up somewhere -


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