Opinions. Opinions needed.

Opinions. Opinions needed.
So we have this { the house-  the outside isn’t quite done yet :)}

Which has caused me to drink way to much of this lately {hmm yummy Mnt. Dew aka. my stress reliever}
 As I’ve tried to make about the million of zillion decisions that come with said house :)
Honestly I’m a little overwhelmed- I am a very visual person so to not be able to see something and make a decision just about kills me.
And I really am torn on what I want— Well let me rephrase that a little-
I know what I’d really want but I have to be reasonable here- gotta please Dave too and some things are just to expensive– Gotta be smart on what I want to spend  $$ on and what is just a bit too much of an  indulgence.
{I’m sure everyone can relate to that– I’d love to have bead board ceilings and exposed beams and wainscoting everywhere- but ya that isn’t likely going to happen– cept I almost have Dave sold on some bead board ceilings in a few years :) yay! and I won’t lie I do have quite a bit of wainscoting already planned  }
So here’s my big dilemma right now, and what’s holding me up a bit on making my other decisions,
{we really don’t have much tile going into our house- I’m a big hardwood floors fan!- but in our bathrooms and laundry room though tile is just more practical and smart.
Master Bath
 is pretty much decided– it’s a 18×18 tile that I’ll lay on the diagonal and we’ll edge around some area’s with this glass tile mixture- and the back splash will be the white subway tile. Easy simple- decision made I’m happy.
But than we have
The Kids Bath—— HELP PLEASE {pretty pretty pretty please}
the kids bath kinda has two separate area’s– one that has the tub and toilet- and than the other area that has the vanity and linen closet-
Here’s one of my really crappy sketchy drawings of what the vanity area is gonna look like.
 Dave likes big tiles {I think it has something to do with them being easier to lay :) }
But I’d kinda like to do something fun—– I was thinking the mini mosaic tiles laid in the bath area and than bigger tiles in the vanity area with maybe a strip at the entry door way to unite the two.
Question #1
The mosaic tile has a bit of blue grey color – which is fine right now I’ll probably paint the walls blue anyways— but I know those colors will go out of style- and walls are easy to repaint– flooring though not so easy to redo.
Question #2
 Or should I go with the other tile style which has more neutral colors in it– do I do that all along in the bathroom area or do I just do stripes of it?
Question #3
 I really like the look of the vintage hex tiles and especially penny tiles should I just go with those–
 but than I worry about the care and clean up of them– that’s a lot of grout that can get dirty- and white– on a bathroom floor- do you think it’ll be very quick to get yucky- especially with little kids?
Or should I do something like this- with bars of glass tile and a neutral tile?
If you can’t tell I am having a really rough time making this decision! There are just to many options!
So Opinions Please! Pretty Please :)

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  1. March 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Oh, I totally know what you mean. Tile was actually the hardest thing for me to pick in our house. Most of it is wood and carpet, like you, but the bathrooms and laundry room are tile. Here’s what I ended up with:

    Laundry room and a couple baths (including kid bath) are a grayish slate looking tile (not slate) to go with our gray walls. White octagon tile in the big bathroom, wood tile in the master with subway tile shower with an aqua glass tile stripe through it.

    Am I doubting myself? YES. But the tile is being laid today, and there isn’t much I can do now! I’ll let you know how they turn out, and how hard the octagon tile is to keep clean. I have a feeling it is going to be a beast…

    Good luck, I can’t wait to see what you do!!

  2. March 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I love tile but I hate hate grout! Yes white grout will get dirty quickly with kids. We currently have a linoleum that looks like real tile. It even has the 3D effects that real tile would but all I have to do is mop. Down the road I think we’ll be able to get real tile in there but for now the linoleum works for us. If it didn’t have anything to do with practicality I would go with the first option. The grays and beiges are pretty neutral and I think would look good with pretty much any wall color that you choose down the road. But the bars of glass and neutral tile looks so luxurious! So do those slippers. :) Goodluck! Sorry my comment is so long

  3. March 2, 2012 at 2:22 am

    The first picture is gorgeous! What a view!


  4. March 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I really love that last picture of tile with the glass. Less grout is for sure a good thing.

    If you seal your grout, it should help with some of the grout issue but it could still be difficult to clean. We sealed all our own grout after our house was built and it stayed MUCH cleaner than our neighbor’s who didn’t seal.

  5. March 4, 2012 at 7:08 am

    we put the white octagon tile (the one you have pictured, just all white) in our kids bathroom. LOVE it. looks so good and timeless and will blend well with any color scheme. I went with a gray grout and mixed it with an anti-stain additive. figured gray was better than white with two little guys… it’s still really easy to clean and stays pretty clean, but it is a small bath. the white does show stuff, but sometimes I prefer to see the toothpaste all over the floor instead of it blending in and stepping in it;). in my dream house, I’d still use it (or hexagon tile) in a large kids’ bath.

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