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by - Monday, October 27, 2008

HandyMan and I spent the weekend zipping around town in search of bathroom materials.  Tiles, toilets, tubs, vanities... you name it, we saw it.  Mind boggling, it was.  It was worthwhile though.  We got a few things figured out... like, there are only 3 options for a 54" bathtub in all of Toronto.  And that the beautiful chrome deco style vanity I posted a picture of probably won't work for our bathroom.  (Yes, it's lovely but it still leaves us with no storage or counterspace).

In the tile department, we were a little more lucky.  We've decided to do a tile carpet to add some interest.  We found a great basketweave tile from Saltillo in carrera marble and moonstone.  We'll border it with moonstone pieces and then larger marble tiles.  I've always loved tile carpets.  They add texture and have big impact especially in a small space.  The tile will look great peeking out from under the vanity.  Here's some inspiration pics:

Now finding wall tile to go with the schmancy floor tile... that was a bit more difficult.  We found a good option and HandyMan put together a sample board.  More on that in another post!

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  1. I heard the other day that the length of your exsisting tub , is about 2 inched longer than you measure , because it wraps up under the tile , keep that in mind when you are tub shopping.
    The tile will look amazing , I can't wait .

  2. Thanks for the tip Chris! Yes, found out that the tile flange adds 1.5" on each of the flanged sides. Good to know ;)

    BTW, congrats again on your Steven & Chris show appearance. That took guts!

  3. Hi,
    I saw your blog for the first time today. I love your design style. Funny a few pcitures you have posted are images that I also have in my House Journal. Putting you on my Blog reader and looking forward to seeing more of your home's transformation. Congrats on the baby.

    Take care,

  4. The Candice Olson bathroom is amazing!!!

  5. I love the look of basketweave tile! Now you are making me itch to redo our ancient master bath...

  6. I need to figure out new flooring for my bathroom, too, so I'm watching your posts about yours with interest! I love the idea of a tile rug, and these inspiration pics are great.

  7. I love the schmancy floor tile. So lovely!


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