Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Porchlandia: Bathroom Tile

For a while I've wanted to learn how to tile but on the last house I ran out of vacation days and therefore wasn't at the house when it was time to tile the bathrooms. I was pretty bummed. So I made it known with this house that I really wanted a chance to try it. I didn't get to actually tile this time around, mostly because a lot of tiles had to be cut in order to fit, but also again, I have run out of vacation days to use for work on the house. And also... ugh, I had to paint the laundry room and the downstairs bathroom. (Admission: I actually didn't hate the painting this go-round. Don't tell my father.)


Above, is the downstairs bathroom tile. While I didn't get to set the tile, I was allowed to grout it, which felt like being involved in the process enough to satisfy me. We used the same grout for the downstairs (above) and master (below) but because the tiles are different colors the grout has a different effect. Below you can see the tiles I grouted (filled in in white) versus the tiles yet to be grouted. 


 The master bath is going to be stunning. Just seeing all of the tile, even though it has yet to be grouted, it's going to be a showpiece. Who doesn't want an en suite bathroom with a double vanity, ample closet space for towels and linens, a jacuzzi tub, and a walk-in shower?


By the next time I'm at the house my father will have finished the grout, the toilets and vanities will have gone in, and the house will be ready to stage. I can hardly believe we're there and yet part of me feels like we should have been ready weeks ago. Time passes in a weird way when you're flipping a house. But we're nearly at the end and I can't wait to show you the finished bathrooms. I can't wait to see how the vanities I picked out look in the spaces and compare the before and after. 

~Stephanie

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