I wrote about the bathroom renovation in July of 2009, a few months after it was completed. I loved the final result.
The room is so tiny that it's hard to show all the detail. The walls have marble subway tiles and trim. The floor is tiled with marble basketweave. Here's a peek at it. My contractor put a quilt over it while he was grouting.
That floor time took forever to track down. I originally ordered tile from The Tile Shop, a chain tile store in Richmond. Unfortunately, the marble they were getting was poor quality and the colors never matched what they displayed. Their inability to deliver the tile pushed my renovation back about two months. I was pretty frustrated. Here's the floor tile that they tried to give me, with their samples on top of it:
What's funny about this now is that the basketweave is the one thing in my bathroom that I wish I could do over. While I love it, design wise, it's not the most practical sort of tile to have on a floor. There are so, so many grout lines and no matter how carefully you clean, they are apt to get a little dirty over time.
If I could do the project over again, I'd use large, square marble tiles on the floor.
One thing I'm glad I didn't do was install a frameless shower door. I was convinced that having one would make the room feel larger. I still think that's true. However, I like being able to "hide" the tub and the shower curtain brings color and warmth to the room. So, while this is very pretty, I'm glad I don't have one in my bathroom.
Of course, after I posted that, I realized that they have the marble basketweave tile on the floor. I wonder how the homeowners who have that bathroom feel about it today.
I'm curious. Do you have any renovation regrets?