Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Raising the Roof, Changing My Mind

Continuing on the every-other-week (or so) bathroom renovation schedule, Saturday was Day 4 of intense activity upstairs.  I tried to capture some better pictures at the end of the day, but the view of the high and lovely pitched ceiling that I witnessed at lunch time was mostly covered up by an old gray tarp.  Still, I have a few dark and mediocre glimpses to illustrate the progress. 

They framed the upper portion of the wall that will extend into what was the attic

and revealed this.

While we've only added 21 inches of width to the bathroom, the high ceiling makes it feel like it has more than doubled in size.  We took some measurements for a skylight, which is going to open things up even more.  Raising the roof was an excellent idea.

In the meantime, I have been struggling with my tile decision.  I had been hoping to place an order for these 2 x 8 beauties (note the rough edge, and the seaglass color),

with the idea of creating a space that looked somewhat like this.
House Beautiful

But, it turns out that the rough edge is no longer available, and the 2 x 8 is no longer available, and I can get a 3 x 6 with a smooth edge, but the price has gone way up.  Sigh.

My tile consultant/mother has been telling me to check out ming green marble, and I dismissed it several times, until Saturday, when I Googled it.  The internet is a wonderful place, as the nicest image result from my search brought me to a blogger in Denver who put ming green marble subway tiles in her shower.

Hmmm.  I kind of like that. 

Glass tile is not only expensive, but the experts tell me that you shouldn't attempt to do a full shower install yourself if you don't know what you're doing.  Glass tile is tricky.  So, we were thinking of paying for the glass, and someone to install it.  We could install the ming green marble ourselves, and it is HALF the price of the 3 x 6 smooth edged green glass tile I'd be settling for.  So, I'm really thinking about this.  What do you think?

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