Did all your little ghosts and goblins have a good Halloween? Mine did, looking pretty cute I think, despite the constant rain. Lucky for me she's a lollipop girl and freely gives me her chocolate bounty.
Now that the hoopla of Halloween is over, we can move on to other things. Like the laundry room. Its sooo close to being finished. But at least we've ticked one big thing off the list: the backsplash. Last you saw this room, we had just installed the shiny new stainless steel countertops. And now look at her:
3. Determine which way your seams go.
This is a small point but aesthetically has a big impact. You'll want to determine which way your seams face. In our room, we had a corner over the sink. We could place the corner tiles so that the seam was on the back wall or on the left hand wall:
|Seam on back wall|
|Seam on left wall|
|No seam visible from the front!|
|But it is visible from the side|
So those are a few tips on installing tile. A few other things I wanted to mention about the room:
- the sink is the Numerar from IKEA. I love how extra deep this sink is - perfect for washing up paint brushes and messy toddler hands. However, the stainless steel itself is not a very thick gauge so I notice there is a bit of movement around our heavy duty faucet. Also, the sink does not come with a pre-drilled faucet hole. We searched everywhere for a large enough drill bit to cut that hole... and then weeks later discovered that IKEA actually sells the FIXA hole cutter for just that purpose. Of course they do!
- the faucet is the Delta Grail Single Handle Pull Down Faucet, courtesy of the fine folks at Masco Canada. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this faucet - unfortunately, I think it has been discontinued though I have spotted some on Amazon.
The faucet is nice and weighty and the high arc allows you to get things like a bucket easily down beneath it into the sink. The pull down feature is a must have, especially when paired with this deep sink. The pull down changes easily from a stream to a spray with a simple push of a button. Its so easy that Chloe can turn it on and use the pull down spray by herself now.
And that is the laundry room backsplash and sink. We have a few more small bits to finish in here and a few surprises left to show you. Hopefully, we can give you a full laundry room reveal very soon!