Alright, even if it seems like the bathroom reno is moving really slow, I promise, we're about to get to the good part. The reality is the demo is super fun (if you're twisted like us), and then the next week or so is all sorts of boredom. You have to make any adjustments to the electrical and plumbing while the walls are open, then re-drywall the room, cement board for the tile, skim coat the ceiling (if you are a popcorn ceiling hater like us), and mud and tape that drywall for an agonizing few days. Next comes the painting, you've got to prime, paint the ceiling and finally paint the walls.
We went with Gliden's Marble Tile, which is the perfect combination of clay/tan/gray/green that I was looking for. It's really earthy and neutral, and depending on the light the color really can change from tan to gray, to a little green. Case in point it is much more green in these photos than in real life.
The shower obviously needs tile at this point too, but my beautiful new exhaust fan and light are up. Success!
So while we wait for paint to dry, I could really use your opinion. I've been planning on a clean, white subway tile for awhile now in this room because it is A.) A classic option I don't think we'll regret in 10 years, B.) Durable and easy to clean (this is a kid's room), and C.) They are incredibly affordable, we can tile the whole extra sink wall and still save a small fortune.
So subway tile it is, but what I can't decide, is what color grout...
Bright and shiny white?
Or a more modern, rustic and natural looking gray?
I'm definitely liking the lighter gray better if we do it... what do you guys all think? Please leave your vote in the comments below, as I'm about spent with decision making, and would love if you all could make this one for me. Thanks!
If you're just joining us, here's a look back at the Main Bath project so far: