We have begun work on our basement. Actually, we began working on it about 2 weeks ago. It has gone fast, so fast that we are already at the stage of picking out tile for the floor. I have been taking step by step photos and will share them with you, but not tonight! Tonight, I want to show you the different tile J and I are looking at. It has been fun to make decisions for our home but also a big responsibility. We are picking something that will stay with us for a very long time. It’s not like changing a paint color or rug. I am indebted to both Home Depot and Lowe’s for supplying us with decent looking stuff that is within our budget. (One of my favorite tile is laid on my mom’s kitchen floor; it’s twice as much as our budget. C’est la vie!)
Let’s take a look. (note: the pictures are a bit dark but pretty close to the accurate color of the tile)
We have already begun eliminating some of the tile; really eliminating, bringing back, eliminating again, etc. We both lean towards a darker, natural, earthy tile I think because it shows less imperfections. Since it is going in the basement, there is a limited floor to ceiling space so we will not be leveling the floor before putting the tile down. Just one of those things. So here’s a look at all the tile one last time.
So, what do you think? Is there one that catches your eye or one you think would do well in a basement? Feel free to weigh in as tile work will begin Saturday! As far as the step by step pictures of the basement, they will have to wait till the weekend.
Tomorrow, V and I (after work) are heading on a jet plane to Oklahoma City!! Back to the homeland. We’re going to spend the next few days with my most awesome brother Mike, his most awesome wife Emily, their most awesome twin girls Leah and Hannah and their most awesome of awesomeness little boy Lucas! I can’t wait to get a hold of him!