Saturday, July 26, 2008

2 down 1 to go

finished the tile the guest baths. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
they still need to be wiped down again but this is pretty much what they will look like except with sinks and toilets :)
Instead of cutting tile to make a pattern in this shower, I used mosaic strips. Much easier and faster.
one lesson I learned is to not wait too long to sponge the grout or it turns into a really hard job. OK stop laughing. I already told you I'm a rookie tile setter.
Kendall, Cameron and I put T-111 siding on the porch ceilings and then Kendall trimmed it out with 1x3. Next is the master bath. the end is in sight!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Some More New Stuff

The granite countertops have been installed. We were originally going to do granite tile but the price of solid granite has come WAY down. We are thrilled at how it turned out.

This is the main guest bath shower. It still needs grout you can get an idea how it looks. This is the first time I have ever laid tile and I have a new found respect for the pros. By the way, that is a protective cover on the tub. I don't know if you can see it but I did a row of 6" tiles on diagonal about half way up. That's as fancy as I could get.
On the floor, I am doing a pattern with 12" and 6" tiles that match the shower. I think it looks sharper than plain rows of all the same size. The secret here is good knee pads. While all this sets up, I will get started on the other guest bath and then come back and grout. It makes me tired just thinking about it!