Bathroom Remodel – Part 5 -The Whole Picture

Note: I wrote this in January 2015. I was thankful that I was able to get a good idea of what the bathroom was supposed to look like when it is done. In the last picture, you can see that the wall above the vanity area is up.


Lowe’s has a virtual room designer on their website that is easy to use.  I wish it had more options for design but I was able to make something close to what we want the bathroom to look like after we are done.  I was using it mostly to figure out what colors in flooring and tile we should do.

Here is a link to the website: Lowe’s Virtual Room Designer

Here is a picture of what I came up with:

With wood-look floor tile


With white floor tile

We are trying to decide if we should go with a dark wood-look tile, which in a way would pay homage to the wood planks that used to be on the walls, or a large white tile with some texture to it.  I do think the wood look warms up the space instead of having it look so sterile white.

An example of the wood-look tile we are considering: Black Walnut Porcelain Stone at Crossville

Black Walnut Porcelain Stone at Crossville

An example of the white tile: Emser Surface Linear White

Emser Surface Linear White

It’s a good thing we don’t have to decide this right now.  Josh still has to get the bathtub fixed up and rip out the shower.  The floor is the last thing that will go in.  For sure, we will have to change the floor tile though.  At first, we thought of leaving it the way it is, but our shower and bathtub tile came in yesterday and it is really white compared to the floor.  The floor now looks yellow!

We are going with a large format (12″ x 24″) white tile from Home Depot for the shower and bathtub: Emser Times Square White tile 

Josh won’t have a chance to work on the bathroom this weekend so he has been prepping the vanity area after work every day for the countertop installation next Friday.

We currently don’t have a bathroom sink so we are brushing our teeth in the kitchen.  It is a little odd to tell the boys to go brush their teeth in the kitchen!


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