The guest bathroom isn't complete yet but our contractor is already pressing me to make some decisons for the next project, our master bath.
The big impact elements are the tile, cabinetry and countertops. These items take up the greatest amount of the visual real-estate in this room and they will determine the style and color and finish choices of the ancillary details.
If you are following along with this remodel or preparing to undertake one of your own in the near future you might find it helpful to understand my thought process.
I was pretty confident that I would go with a neutral white bathroom so I began scouring the internet for inspiring images.
These were some of the pictures that I filed away on my Pinterest board.
For the colors.
Colors and counter top and cabinetry.
These have helped me narrow down my choices.
The tile that I am considering is Virtue Porcelain Stone.
I like that it has a marble look but with a satin finish it wouldn't be nearly as slick as a true polished marble.
I loved the six inch base moldings that match until I realized that unlike a wooden baseboard, these would have a junction every 12 inches. I didn't think I would like that so back to the wood base boards.
I am also looking at Gallant Carerra tiles.
I would go with the 18" square tiles on the floor and the 9x16 on the walls.
We have an old home and the bath area isn't that big so the wow factor isn't going to come from some cavernous space. Instead I am going to have to make a statement with the materials we use here. Actually, after pricing this tile I am really glad our room isn't any bigger than it is.
Pulling it all together is definitely fun but actually committing the dollars has me second guessing myself.
Any input is always appreciated. There are a lot of things to consider; price, color options, availability, and how well it fits into the bedroom design. I know you understand that some of these considerations ultimately take priority over what might be the "prettiest". There are so many elements that enter into the total look and they all need to work together. I hope to share some of the decision making process for lighting, hardware, flooring and bedding so stay tuned for the musings of a color inspired woman going neutral this time around.