Bathroom Tile – Beginning of a Renovation

9 Apr

Decisions, decisions!

I’d spent 2 hours today deciding the tile for an upcoming project.. it’s renovating a very small bathroom.  How do you keep the character of a bathroom, making it seem new? I am gearing towards modern with a classic edge; defining an old feel.

Tomorrow I will meet with my contractor with some sample selections, view paint colors and discuss the budget.  Due to the size of the bathroom, white will be the overall color.  The goal is to make the bathroom seem bigger with an offset of a dynamic paint color that pops.

I’d selected an octagon white mosaic tile for the floor.  A 3×6 subway tile for the wall.  As a Plan B decision a 6×6 tile for the wall also and finally glass tile in neutral colors intended to cut for inserts also on the wall.

When deciding on your selections, always look for an open box of the tiles you are interested in.  Once opened, you can buy tiles separately.

The prices can range from 45 cents to as high as over $125.00; depending on the choice and type.  If there are no open boxes, ask for a sample.

Once you take the tiles home; you can make a decision. First, ask about the store’s return policy before purchasing the tiles.  Just in case you change your mind on your choices, you want to make sure you can return them.

Oh! Also have a budget and stick to it.   Yes, always have a budget, having no budget is like a prescription for overspending!

I will keep you posted on my progress with the bathroom!  It’s spring and if you are planning also to do a bathroom renovation, start looking at some tiles to see what’s your taste!  Make sure you measure to get the square footage to factor in the costs.  🙂

4 Responses to “Bathroom Tile – Beginning of a Renovation”

  1. Chris Carmen April 11, 2012 at 9:38 AM #

    Hi Letia: Have you checked out We have a lot of luxury discount tiles- mosaics and floor tiles at great, affordable pricing. Let us know if we can help! 615-244-6448

    • Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design® April 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM #

      Hello Chris! Thanks for the information…. I’ve quickly looked at the website, your prices are very reasonable! I’ve added you & your company as one of my contacts. As I get new projects, I will be sure to give you/Mosaic Tile a call! Thanks again!!! 🙂


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