Over the past couple of weeks we've focused on the foundation and bathrooms.
We had the foundation in the master bathroom reinforced and so we can rest at ease that, if there is an earthquake, the master bath will likely be the safest place to be :) Prieto Engineering did an awesome job and poured four massive pillars of cement into the ground while also sistering on reinforcement beams on every major piece of structural wood.
I love this tile for the master shower floor. It's grey with a nice non-slip grid and I love the mini glass subway tiles on the mesh but maybe for the kitchen backsplash? ($2.95/sq.ft )
Just look at the white tiles (I don't care for the horizontal multi-colored little tiles) I'm thinking of using this for the shower surround in the upper front unit. It reminds me of the smaller white subway tiles that you see everywhere but with a more updated look. Also, remember the bigger the tile, the easier the install - - we've done the subway tiles before and it took FOREVER! ($5.50/sq. ft - a little pricey but maybe we can bargain with them?)
For the price, this may be a very good idea for the master bath shower surround? It looks like lots of tiny tiles but hey are actually in tile that measure 24" x 8 " (I think)?
I think we'll keep the paint colors pretty simple and clean esp. for the bathrooms. I chose a nice off-white for the upstairs back bathroom "ivory mist" and finished the painting for that yesterday. Now, I just need to find a good product to try and clean off the green tiles that are currently there, regrout and install the vanity, a new window and we should be golden! More to come....