It feels like it has rained almost everyday in Georgia which has really put a hold on our home, but it gives me more time to research products. I hate feeling rushed to make decisions when I do not have all the information. Home building feels like that – a long pause, than mad rush.. kind of like planning a wedding. You feel like you have all the time in the world some days then they call you for an emergency meeting to make decisions on products you know nothing about. This is why I research and make decisions far in advance. This also leads me to change my mind a million times, but to me, it is worth it since I have to look at our choices for many years to come.
My hardest decision so far has been on tile choice. The exterior colors were actually the hardest visually, but the tile selections took the most research and time. Maybe I started all wrong. We did not use a design gallery or even someone telling us where to look besides Home Depot so I looked on Pinterest and Houzz first for ideas. This led me to a number of questions : Do I want to stick with my Tudor theme in the bathrooms too? Do I want a more classic or rustic feel? Is this functional? What size should they be? Should the size on the walls be the same as floor? What grout color compliments this tile? What pattern should it lay? Should all the bathrooms have the same base with different color accents? Will the bathroom floor tiles compliment the hardwood in the halls ? I don’t even know the color of the hardwood in the halls. What color should I pick for the hardwoods?
Yes, the questions were endless and probably ridiculous. I picked a classic look first – 12×24 with a 1/16″ grout line Carrara and Calcutta marble floor and walls in every bathroom. I should have asked myself how expensive this will be. We actually still do not know our installed price, but I am guessing we can not afford it. I also should have actually researched more than looks. If I did, I would have quickly realized that marble is a pain. My husband (Mr. Logical) was dead set on porcelain or ceramic, but I did not like the way most of the ones I have seen looked. It reminded me of a faux Chanel. You may not know it isn’t really marble but I do and that matters to me more. Keep in mind, we had only been to Home Depot and looked online at that point. My mind was completely blown when we randomly went into Floor and Decor.We found a Calcutta and Carrara porcelain really similar to the marble I selected here for $2.69 sq ft instead of $24.45 sq ft .| ← Previous | | | Next → |