This is a series of blog posts sharing the entire home renovation of our ranch style home. Click here for Part One: http://midwestcottageandfinds.com/my-home/house-reno-part-one-master-bathroom/
Prior to laying our floor tile we added heated flooring..This was one of the BEST choices we made…Living in the Midwest the winters are brutal and starting your morning on a heated floor changes your attitude with that first step. We went with Sun Touch Floors from Home Depot. It is a matting system that I wish we would have installed throughout the entire house. (Tip 4) If you are doing a bathroom remodel consider heated floors…If you are on the fence do what I did-go to a friend’s home that has heated floors and stand on them for a minute…They are a game changer.
The thermostat for the floors is user friendly…and the coils heat up quickly and truly feel wonderful.
The flooring tile that we selected continued into shower floor as well. This seamless look really added to the small bathroom-not making it look chopped up..(Tip 5) If your bathroom space is small try using the same floor tile for both the flooring and the shower floor. It is a clean look.
Our flooring tile came from The Tile Shop in Naperville. They have great prices and tons of choices. I learned very quickly that tile prices can vary hugely…MUCH more than I had ever thought. (Tip 6) Shop for your tile prices. You will be surprised of the cost variations. Our bathroom showerheads and faucets were ordered from faucets.com We went with Delta DSS Lahara in chrome….while I like it – it does show water spots so you must wipe it down and then spray it with a diluted solution of vinegar and water weekly to keep it shiny. Our wall tile is from Lowes and I love the design we went with-simple and classic…….
Here are my tips from Part Two of the House Reno Series:
Tip 4 Consider heated floors for your bathroom
Tip 5 If you have a small bathroom consider using the same tile for both – the bathroom floor and shower floor.
Tip 6 Price shop for your tile. I found large differences in the price.
Up next – the vanity, the glass shower door and lighting.