Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Basement Bathroom Design

Hey guys!

I wanted to share an update with you on the pretty parts of the basement bathroom reno.

This is what it looked like last week and here is what has been going on this week.
The sub-floor has started making it's way in. We opted to go with DriCore.  Heard of it? If you haven’t, you likely know who their spokesperson is...Bryan Baeumler. He hosts the show “Leave it to Bryan”. I met him at my fav blogger conference, BlogPodium last year. He’s super nice, way shorter in person and easy on the eyes ;) I also follow him and his beauty wife on Instagram…along with 1000s of other DIY, renovating lovers.
Anyway, DRiCore is awesome.
it's a subfloor specifically designed for basements. The raised moisture barrier covers cold, damp concrete to protect, insulate and cushion your finished floors. It allows the concrete floor to breathe. You can lay it down and just leave it as is, or if you are fully re-finishing your basement you just add your under pad right over top. They come in individual squares and aren’t in-expensive, however the floor creates a warm and dry basement. Yes please.

Okay, let’s talk pretty. Let's talk bathroom. Here’s our layout.
We’ve purchased all the fixings for when it’s time to install and here is what we’ve got.
I had mentioned that we really wanted the grey barnboard-looking tile with the random writing on it, however when we went to buy it…it was gone. So we decided to go with the same look, but in brown. Brown was not in my original plan, but we we’re really digging the distressed look in the showroom. So that's going on the floor with a few of the writing tiles intermixed.“New York”, “Fragile”, “London” etc. Love the edgy feel.
In the shower, the base is white acrylic so no need for tile. The shower doors are glass with two walls that need tile love. We chose white subway tile to go horizontal “brick pattern” and a taupe glass water tile to be stacked vertically down the middle of one of the walls. Fingers crossed it will look fab.
I also picked up the Ikea Hemnes High Cabinet with Mirror. We were going to put a PAX system in the bathroom for mucho storage but I think we’ll be able to store what we need in this. Fingers crossed. 

We picked up the Hemnes vanity and Rattviken sink. I haven’t chosen a mirror yet and I'm in love with the light I just ordered (I'll tell you more about it later). The toilet was on sale at Rona. I just can’t get excited about a fancy toilet, so we didn’t choose the most expensive or the cheapest. Somewhere in between.

Let’s talk hardware. While shopping around Wakefield on the girls getaway, my friend Lisa and I came across this little store with so many hardware options. I’m in hardware heaven. They’re heavy, black metal pulls with some distressing. Of course, I forgot about a few throughout the basement so need to go back to Wakefield and pick a few more up. Good excuse for a country drive.
So, whatcha think? Think it will all come together?
Soon, I’m going to share with you some tips and tricks on in-floor heating. Yes to warm winter toes!

Keep it Beautiful.

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