Home Tile

Oh progress!  This basic 3 x 6 makes me smile.  This is Ellie's bath which is the best addition to the home.  It was originally planned as a 4 bedroom 2.5 bath and we made a 3.5 bath so each kid got their own.  Great decision.

Oh progress!  This basic 3 x 6 makes me smile.  This is Ellie's bath which is the best addition to the home.  It was originally planned as a 4 bedroom 2.5 bath and we made a 3.5 bath so each kid got their own.  Great decision.

It's been a long time since I've written about my new home.  Time flies.  I'm getting ready for the 11 month walk thru where we note any issues and get our last handy man visit for corrections.  It's been a great year and I'm so happy with the home.  Very few things I regret and some regrets were budget driven so I can't be too disappointed.  When I'm running the empire of Noble Designs and working with a more generous budget I'll get it perfect. :)  

Our builder provided a vendor that provides and lays the tile.  I could provide my own tile but it wasn't the most economic choice.  As you have read in the blog before I drool over tile.  I would put it everywhere and if I could afford it I would do intricate patterns.  I can't imagine laying tile myself.  I don't have the patience.  You can verify that with my kids. Or my mom.    Anyway I'm not dating a tile layer either so we have some basic choices, but choices I love none the less.  I adore marble and mixed in as much as I could.  

Here are some snap shots of my selections and pics of it going up.  

Master bath selections.  A little uglier by the granite backdrop that doesn't go at all.

Master bath selections.  A little uglier by the granite backdrop that doesn't go at all.

Master Bath progress!

Master Bath progress!

Drew's porcelain floor is not only durable it was probably the most economical tile I laid and I think I get the most compliments on it.  Goes to show you money doesn't dictate design.  (And just so I don't sound too Pollyanna, money can help but mixing low and high end is the key).

Drew's porcelain floor is not only durable it was probably the most economical tile I laid and I think I get the most compliments on it.  Goes to show you money doesn't dictate design.  (And just so I don't sound too Pollyanna, money can help but mixing low and high end is the key).

Laid, but no grout yet.

Laid, but no grout yet.

Ellie's floor tile is one of my favorite's.  The marble hex mosaic is classic and fun.  And turns out to be forgiving.  The natural coloring of the marble hides hair and dirt.

Ellie's floor tile is one of my favorite's.  The marble hex mosaic is classic and fun.  And turns out to be forgiving.  The natural coloring of the marble hides hair and dirt.

Ellie's bath underway!

Ellie's bath underway!