The manic mayhem is in full swing at my house.
We are in the throws of a master bath and bedroom update that is about fifteen years over due. I have dreamed about bringing this part of the house back to "respectable" for as long as we have lived here but there were always more pressing needs. Now a decade and a half later we are finally addressing our bedroom and bath. The crazy thing is that you would think that with all that time I would know exactly what I want and have everything picked out. Wrong. Sure I've been pinning things to Pinterest and I have files of images on my computer but when I go back to these I either don't feel the same level of love for them that I once did or else they aren't available any more.
So it is like starting from square one with someone, the contractor, prompting and pushing me constantly to have decisions made yesterday. Now, I'm grateful to have someone telling me what I need to be deciding and focusing on but still there is a level of stress that comes with making so many expensive choices in such a relatively short space of time.
Like I said in an earlier post, our bathroom in this old house is not huge or architecturally unique like so many of the gorgeous photos I see on the internet. So, to get the wow factor I am going for I am going to have to rely on the materials I choose to get the desired effect.
I would like have this bath feel like a high end hotel, like a luxurious get away retreat. I love the look of marble but I don't want to worry about staining or slick floors. So, instead we are looking at a porcelein tile that is really almost a dead ringer for the real thing.
I love to use PicMonkey to create collages that allow me to see some of my choices together and that is what I did here.
Mike and I went down to Epic Stone this past week and made our decision for the countertops. This place was amazing. The slabs of stone were all lined up so we could easily walk up and down the aisles and see them full on instead of having someone have to pull out each one individually. Each slab was tagged with a name, where it came from, and a price catagory. This was very helpful. We didn't want to fall in love with something in the 10 catagory when our budget was somewhere around 5 or below.
Ultimately, we have chosen the Super White Granite which really isn't white but looks like this.
There is just enough color and movement to this lighter granite to make it fit in perfectly with my vision for this part of our home.
#soexcited #granitelove #pretendritz
Stay tuned. More decisons to come.