A lot has happened at our home. Things have been moving quickly and I’ve fallen a bit behind (sorry!), especially with the holidays. First major update, the exterior stone veneer is done! Second update, doors are in! We picked the three panel doors to compliment the craftsman style, but also because some of our doors seem very narrow and tall so this style looked the best (we have taller than average doors, 8 ft).
We also picked our trim which you can see below – we kept it simple to match the craftsman style of our house as well (don’t worry, we’re painting it white to match;).Not too much had happened on the main living area except we got our frosted glass pantry door in! I’ve always loved glass pantry doors. Other than that, Luke and I have been strategizing on how to do our fireplace mantel and hearth. It’s been quite the decision…Next major update is the tile. All the bathroom tile is getting put in which is exciting! Here’s a look at the upstairs secondary bathroom. Pretty basic, but we went with an olive green 10 inch subway tile and a simple white/grey tile floor.Here’s the downstairs jack n’ jill bathroom. I love the floor tile we picked out.My parents had some leftover mosaic tile from their bathroom remodel which was too pretty to pass up! So we decided to incorporate it in our jack n’ jill bathroom shower.The powder bath tile was quite the dilemma. I’ve always loved hexagon tile and patterns, so I knew from day 1 that we’d use the white and black hexagon tile in one of our bathrooms. The powder bath is one of the most used rooms in a home and it also gives you more freedom to be a bit more bold so I figured that was the best place for it.
You’d think I would have known what pattern I wanted, but surprisingly, it was much more difficult than I thought (er, maybe not so surprising;). Luke and I spent hours trying out various patterns. Here’s a look at some of them –
I’ll save the final winner for the next post 🙂
And finally, the master bath…. of course, our favorite (I may be a bit biased though 😉More hexagon, my favorite!Can’t wait to share pictures of the finished tile work! And soon the cabinets and hardware will be in.
We’re hoping to be done in a couple months, so hopefully things keep moving quickly. Luke’s been working so hard so I can’t imagine it taking much longer than that. He’s been supervising the whole project and as you can see, it’s gone pretty well (especially considering this is our first home)!
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