Bathroom Tile at the Flip

We are about two weeks away from having the flip ready to put on the market!  (Fingers crossed that I didn’t just jinx us.)

I’m clearly a little behind updating you guys on the flip – so how about a little catch up?

Remember how the master bath (which was really just a half bath) looked back when we started this renovation in early February?

Time For Another Flip?

After we moved the furnace to the attic and took out a closet we had oodles of space to add a walk-in shower to the master bathroom.  This photo shows 4.5 x 10 inch white tile being installed in a brick pattern:

Tile at the Flip

And here’s how it looks now that it’s all grouted in dark gray grout!  (You may have noticed that the walls have also been painted now – whoops, that’s a bit of a flash forward!)

Tile at the Flip

We used a smaller subway tile on the shower floor so that we could have an appropriate slope towards the drain.

Tile at the Flip

I like hiding the shampoo box in the pony wall so that all of the shampoo bottles, etc. aren’t on display from the rest of the bathroom.

Tile at the Flip

And while I don’t have a great photo of the bathroom floor right now, you can catch a glimpse of it in the photo above (although it’s still a bit hazy with grout and needs to be cleaned again).  Here’s a better shot below from when we were picking out grout:

Tile at the Flip

And now the guest bathroom!  It also got a big layout rearrangement and gut job from how it looked when we bought the flip.

Time For Another Flip?

We chose simple 3 x 6 subway tile for the walls – I just can’t get enough of that tile.

Tile at the Flip

Dark gray grout again . . .

Tile at the Flip

And voila!!

Tile at the Flip

We originally intended for the tile in both bathrooms to go all the way to the ceiling – but the drywallers didn’t account for that when they were putting in the hardibacker in the showers . . . and we didn’t catch it until it was too late.  It’s something that we probably would have fixed if this were our own home, but since it’s a flip we just sucked it up and decided not to spend the extra money fixing the mistake.  Probably no one will care but us?

Anyhoo, my favorite tile from the bathrooms is actually this oversized, 12 x 24 porcelain floor tile that we used in this bathroom, laid in a herringbone pattern.  In person, it’s really awesome.  I’ll have to get a better shot for you guys!

Tile at the Flip

You already saw the laundry room tile here, and the kitchen backsplash is actually being grouted right now – I can’t wait to show you that one, it’s crazy awesome!!

What do you guys think so far?

You can check out all of the progress on our fourth flip here.

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  1. Katie says:

    All of the tile looks amazing but I almost choked on my lunch with excitement when I saw the last two photos of the herringbone floors. They’re AMAZING!!!! You and your hubby do such a great job on your flips.

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      Yay, I’m so glad you think so!! We were totally surprised that this bathroom is turning out to be our favorite – usually guest baths don’t get that designation, ha! Thanks, Katie. :)

  2. Wow! This is looking amazing! I love the herringbone floor tile pattern. LOVE. So unique.

    And of course I love the Subway tile. Just plain classic.

  3. Liz, that floor tile is really stunning – such a unique choice! I don’t think anyone will notice that the tile doesn’t go all the way to the ceiling, don’t even worry about that…it looks great!

  4. i love, love, love the white tile/dark grey grout. i want to incorporate something like that in my house! i know what you mean about the tile all the way to the ceiling for your own house, but i honestly don’t think any buyer will notice and/or care or decide not to purchase a house because of it :)

  5. Angel says:

    The Bathroom looks great!! Can you tell us what is the paint color used in the bathroom?