Pieces of the puzzle

The various pieces for our bathroom remodel have started to arrive. The contractors are supposed to start on Monday, but it sounds like our bathtub may not arrive for a couple more weeks, which leaves our start date up in the air.

The radiant heating mat for under the tile arrived today, along with our lights. I looked at quite a few light options, and most were a lot more expensive than these, so I was worried that these would look or feel cheap. I made sure to open the box right away to check that nothing had broken during shipping, and found that the lights are actually of good quality.

I’m getting pretty excited because I can see the finished product in my head. I hope the mix of traditional and modern come together the way I see them in my mind. I’m especially excited to see the gorgeous carrara marble countertop for the vanity once that is complete. I’ll be sure to post a picture.

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My final answer — Master Bath tile selection

This is it.  I swear.  My final answer.

I originally went away from the carrara marble because Cliff was continually drawn to the brown tiles (travertine, specifically), and I was worried that too much carrera marble would remind me of the condo bathroom, which was always cold.   But, after showing Cliff some different carrara tiles online tonight, we’ve finally made up our minds.

Are you as tired as we are yet?  And, yes, we this fickle in our daily lives, too.

So…. drum roll, please…

Imagine, if you will: the original vanity that I posted.  Click here for a picture.
Walls of shower and outside of the shower will be white subway tile (glossy).
Floor of the bathroom will be basket weave carrara marble. Basket weave #4. (Thanks, Patricia for the recommendation!)
Floor of the shower will be tumbled white carrara marble.

My inspiration…

And, now, I need to go back and select new fixtures in chrome because I think that will fit best.  The only problem is that I can’t tell the finish on that vanity.  I might have to call or email to ask that question.  If the finish isn’t chrome, then I’ll stick with the original fixtures in satin nickel.  If chrome, I’ll likely select the same fixtures in polished chrome.

One caveat: I, of course, reserve the right to change my mind several times. 🙂

And, a challenge: If Damon can suggest some better ideas, I’m open to considering them.  Damon, if we select your better idea, we’ll contribute to your summer camp fund.  🙂