It’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge, which means I’m half way to meeting my new bathroom! I’m not complaining, but I seriously can’t wait for all the dust and noise to be done with!
I can’t say you’ll notice that a tonne of progress has been made over the last week. An unforeseen electrical issue forced us to remove yet another wall, definitely moving progress in the wrong direction! Things are moving back uphill at this point, but let me tell you, it feels like it’s been a pretty steep climb so far!
Since I’ve decide I’m going to have a glass door/wall installed to enclose the shower, I have to choose a material for the sills and jams (frame), at this point in the game. It can take a bit of time to have these pieces fabricated, and since they must be installed before I can have my glass measured, I need to get these babies in asap. Tip: Its always a good idea to make a schedule at the beginning of any new renovation which includes all of all the trades and long lead items you have to consider that may affect the fluidity of your project. That way you can identify when you need each item/trade and hopefully avoid any undue delays or bottlenecks.
I went in to Latitude Countertops in Toronto this week and worked with their super helpful team to choose a material for my jams & sills that complements the colour scheme and design I set the mood for last week. If you’re just joining the blog for the first time, Welcome… you can get caught up on my progress with the ORC here.
My two fave’s at the moment are the Stone Grey Caesarstone or Calacatta marble…but that’s likely to change by tomorrow morning! I always love working with Caesarstone in Kitchens and Bathrooms since it’s an incredibly resilient material. It’s a great product to consider especially where there is potential for water to puddle (i.e. on a shower ledge) since you don’t have to worry about staining or discolouration.
Since I have a lot of different materials happening in a small space, I definetly want to keep it simple on this one. I’m leaning towards Caesarstone… What do you think? Which is your favourite?
Fingers crossed for everyone participating in the ORC for the week ahead…it’s getting down to crunch time, with only 3 weeks left till the big reveal! Have you been following the progress of the #oneroomchallenge official participants? Be sure to check out the progress of my fellow guest participants too…I’m so inspired by so many of these projects already!