Tiling has been in-progress and almost complete. See pictures below.
Base trim has been installed. So has door trim and most of the doors.
So now we are faced with the decisions of paint and floor colours.
Paint: We got lots of paper sample swatches from paint stores but we found that it was too difficult to look at these alone to decide on the few that we wanted. So we are now getting the painter to paint around 25 different sample colours in the house (primer and 2 coats) so that we can decide which colour looks best in our house with the natural lighting it has. Unfortunately the LED lights are not hooked up yet so we won’t get to see how the colours will look at night.
Floor: We are after a brown-grey (gray) type of colour on our red oak. It seems there are two ways to achieve this that we are trying to get samples painted on our floor to choose from:
1. Mix white/ebony stains in different ratios and then apply 3 coats of water-based Polyurethane. This results in more of a gloss finish.
2. Fuming or bleaching the oak (i.e. using chemicals to change/remove certain colour) and then applying a single coat of oil based finish. This results in more of a matt finish. The advantage of this it seems is that any touch ups can be done easily but the downside is that it is more expensive.
We are now at a stage where everything we decide on can actually be seen – so keen not to make any dubious decisions that will ruin the look!!
Master bathroom tile arrival
Jack n’ Jill shower tile installation
Jack n’ Jill shower tile installation – complete!
Jack n’ Jill floor tile
Master bathroom floor tile
Master bathroom shower tiling
Guest bathroom floor tiling
Guest bathroom shower tiling
Powder room accent tiling
Base trim on upstairs landing – not the best angle but will try and post more of this at a later stage
Door and trim
Paint sample selection process (trying to match with kitchen/bathroom cabinet colours)