Progress in the basement has been much slower than we planned for (shocker, right?). We wanted to have a mostly finished, functional and carpeted basement after the New Year, and that just hasn't happened. Admittedly, we have been total slackers lately and when it comes to our free time we've been spending it camped out on the couch, watching our favorite shows after the kids go to bed. I don't know about you guys, but with an extra hour of daylight each day, I haven't felt as tired in the evening time. In fact, I've been diving into more productive things rather than parking my bum on the couch for the night!
Last weekend, we got our basement bathroom finished and fully working- a huge task off our to-do list. Jon and I installed the tile ourselves and I am LOVING the choice. I picked out a tile that resembles wood planks both in color/texture (it has a very subtle grain) and in shape (6"x18"). I really wanted slightly darker grout than we ended up with (the color on the bag looked darker) but I actually am really liking the contrast between the dark, almost ebony tile and the lighter tiny grout lines. After it all cured, the toilet and vanity went in. All the bathroom needs is trim, a shower curtain and towel fixtures, which probably will happen when we're closer to finishing the basement as a whole.
Next up, the bar tile (which I haven't decided on)! On a sidenote, can I just say that I have the most awesome husband? He lets me do whatever I want with this house regarding all the design choices. From big things like choosing the style of our concrete patio and bar cabinets to smaller things like paint colors and bedding choices, he lets me have free reign. A lot of times I ask his opinion but for the most part, he just likes what I pick out and trusts my judgement. I love that!