Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Drywall Begins!

The basement is completely insulated and ready to go. The drywaller (also a faithful patient of Mikes for 5 years) has arrived and is getting started!


I took this picture before all the stuff was out and when Mike had a little bit left to do, but you get the idea :) This picture is taken from standing in the "media room" looking at the doorways to Mailee's room, bathroom and hallway. (l-r)


This week I am trying to decide on bathroom tiles, counter, flooring. I have discovered I don't do well with so many choices! How do I narrow it down?? Here are some of my current thoughts on the matter...


I like this tile on the floor look. Not sure how white grout would look overtime...Also, we are going to tile the entire shower area so this may be too much teeny tile...or it may look great...??

This is just completely fabulous! I love the white subway tiles, love the dark cabinet (ours will bot be a piece of furniture like this, but I am speaking of the color)..I thought I wanted a marble counter top but the stone guy said it is not durable and that was enough for me to change my mind. He did show me a grayish granite that could give the same feel.

Here's another "feel" that I like, looks like grey subway tiles and marble floor and counter top.
This is a chunk that he showed me that is a great price and more of a neutral look like the rest of our house...

BUT...

I am afraid it may end up looking like this...YUCK!


What's a girl to do?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't go for the rough edge... it's really a more rustic look and everything I see looks more refined... hope that helps!

shan :)

colleen banman said...

oh ya, no rough edge for sure. I am debating about the color/type of stone...neutral warm browns or more of a classic black/white/grey clean look...

Levecks said...

kay LOVE the style you have chosen, with the black/grey/white. I think you're gonna have to go with a darker cabinet color then scandinavian black. The swirly piece looks way more grey then oatmeal in that pic unlike that vanity you displayed you don't like. I think the GREY or that pc would tie in NICELY. I think tho, you are more sold on the grey!! so I'd say go with your gut!! :) great style pics. Totally nuetral in a different way then BROWNS, and your blue would look GREAT!!

Levecks said...

ps. i agree with the smooth edge, which i'm pretty sure you were going wiht in the beginning!

AND.. i like the small tiles incorporated somehow?! i don't think that while grout will be a big deal with that color tile, it would be different if it was all white tile with white grout.. dirt would show wwaaaaay more.
Maybe the white subway tile in the shower?!

colleen banman said...

you are right ter that piece in the pic is a little different but when i came accross that picture it hit me how much i dont like that sort of look and would be really diappointed if our ounter turned out anything like that :(

i think you are right w the grey thing. is there an option darker than scandanavian? like just doing black melamene or something??

Levecks said...

no no no!!!! MELAMINE.. IS YUCK!
i just scoped out this one called midnight black... soooo yummy looking, exactly what you want. or another one called black rub out. you'll have to stop by and check them out. I think the midnight black is probably the best tho. would look great with the grey.