Apartment renovation: Bathroom floor tiles

I am still undecided on what tiles to use in my bathroom.

At first I really liked the idea of an all white bathroom, using off-white porcelain floor tiles and crisp white subway tiles on the walls. But that was months ago ūüôā

Now I am in a totally different mind set! I really love the idea of making a statement with the bathroom floor tiles. You can achieve this in two ways: by colour and/or pattern. I am not a huge fan of colour, but I do love me some patterns.

So I came across some really exquisite patterned tiles. I have been following blogger/youtuber¬†Aimee Song of Song of style’s house renovation and she’s the boss. The floor tiles she used in her master bathroom are va-va-voom. I did some research and found them on tilebar.com, but they are way over my budget.

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I did manage to find some others that are more in my price range. They are from the http://www.cementtileshop.com/.

Bouquet IICannes III

 

 

 

 

And here are some more patterns that I love:

Evangeline Nero Marquina And Calacatta Marble TileKalopsia Winds Breath Marble TileVZAG White Gold

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think? Let me know in the comments bellow. I’ll be extremely grateful for any insight into the world of tiles ūüôā

Love, Katarina

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TOP 10 reasons to visit Scotland

Scotland happens to be one of the most fascinating places on Earth. It is a country that wallows in riveting history and mysterious nature. It is a land of castles, kilts, bagpipes and whiskey. If you ever get a chance to visit this enthralling country, seize the opportunity by the beard.

Here are my Top 10 reasons to visit Scotland:

1.Men in kilts

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2. Whiskey distilleries

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3. Inverness

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4. Urquhart castle and Loch Ness

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5. History galore

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6. Scenic nature views

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7. Isle of Skye

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8. Highland games

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9. Leakey’s bookshop

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10. Edinburgh

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Love, Katarina

Apartment renovation: Hunting down the perfect rug

A few years ago, I went on vacation to Turkey. On one of the sightseeing tours, we went to see a Turkish rug manufacturer. On our way to the manufacturer, we drove through a small village and still to this day, I’ll never forget the scene from the streets of that village.

There was a rug laying on the street and a man was riding his motorcycle over the freaking rug. We were all a bit perplexed and asked our tourist guide what was going on. She told us that the more the rug is worn out greater its value. I think she as joking! She was probably just as surprised to see the rug-over-motorcycle-riding-guy, as were we.

Anyways, this post is dedicated to the rug loving people. I wasn’t one of them until recently. I didn’t like rugs because as a child I had to vacuum the floor every Saturday and we had a lot of rugs which are hard to vacuum. I hated it. But, I’m all grown up now and we have iRobot. I know that the British often put carpets in their rooms as an alternative to wood flooring. I never liked that. However, I like rugs that cover a part of the floor and the rest is exposed.

I know that the British often put carpets in their rooms as an alternative to wood flooring. I never liked that. However, I like rugs that cover a part of the floor and the rest is exposed.

I want to incorporate a few rugs in my apartment, but I want them to be smaller so I can remove them in the summer.

One of the places, I believe, that will definitely need a rug is the living room. I want the rug to go partially under the sofa, but not entirely. Because I want my sofa to be grey, I think, a more colourful rug will help me make the place feel more vibrant and cosy.

Another room where I want a rug is my bedroom. Although the flooring in my bedroom will be oak parquet, I still much more prefer putting down my legs on a soft rug rather than a semi-cold wood flooring. A bedroom is a relaxation area and I want the colour of the rug to reflect that hence the more natural colours.

I also want a smaller rug in my bathroom. I want to place it in the middle of the room. Since the tiles will most likely be marble I want the rug to scream colour.

Love the contrast between the grey sofa and pink in the rug.:
Mae Woven African mud cloth pillows. @maewoven maewoven.etsy.com:

 

Grey with Persian (?) rug and white floorboards:

exotic rug / living room makeover / Camille Styles home:

Our bedroom needs that rug. http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-moroccan-shag/ivory/200MTVS28A-2608.html:

Intricate geometric greatness with Rugs USA's Bosphorus BD30 Honeycomb Labyrinth Rug!:

 

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Prenova stanovanja: Klasińćni parket

V mojem 72 m2 velikem stanovanju bo kar 65 m2 povrŇ°ine pokrival parket. Parket bo poloŇĺen v vseh prostorih, razen v kopalnici in morda v kuhinji.

Za talno oblogo si bom izbrala klasińćni hrastov parket, debeline najmanj 19 mm. Pod parketom ne bo talnega gretja, ker mi takŇ°en nańćin ogrevanja stanovanja enostavno ne ustreza.

Klasińćni parket je odlińćna investicija, saj ima zelo dolgo garancijsko dobo, pa Ň°e po izteku le-te ga je moŇĺno veńćkrat obnoviti z bruŇ°enjem in lakiranjem. Za konńćno obdelavo Ň°e nisem povsem preprińćana ali Ňĺelim oljen ali lakiran izgled. V vsakem primeru se mi zdi izbira parketa za talno oblogo brezńćasna, saj les daje domu toplino in energijo.

 

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P1: Parket hrast (Picture from http://littlegreennotebook.com/2016/01/thoughts-on-wood-flooring-and-my.html/)

P2: Parket hrast (Picture from https://homeadore.com/2012/12/04/private-oasis-dinesen-dinesen/)

Oak Flooring. White oak flooring. Home interiors with White oak flooring and white paneled walls. Pravada Floors- Artistique Collection in Matisse. #Home #interiors #Whiteoak #flooring #hardwood #hardwoodfloor #whitepaneledwalls #paneledwalls jshomedesign

P3: Parket hrast (Picture from http://www.homebunch.com/beautiful-homes-instagram/)

Prenova stanovanja: Popis del

Ko obnavljamo stanovanje ali hiŇ°o, je smotrno Ň°e pred prińćetkom obnove narediti popis potrebnih del. Popis mora biti ńćimbolj natanńćen, da pri konńćni ceni ne prihaja do prevelikih odstopanj.

҆e preden prińćnemo z deli si moramo ustvariti sliko kaj sploh Ňĺelimo doseńći s prenovo. Ali bomo obnavljali le dolońćene elemente, npr. obnovitev tal, menjava svetil in pohiŇ°tva, ali pa Ňĺelimo popolno prenovo prostora?

Popolna prenova prostora obsega veńć stvari, od gradbenih del, obrtniŇ°kih del, strojnih instalacij, do elektrińćne instalacije.

Pod gradbena dela lahko, na grobo, uvrstimo:

  • ruŇ°itve in odstranitve: sem sodijo ruŇ°itve sten/dela sten, odstranitev starih tlakov, menjava oken, notranjih in zunanjih okenskih polic, odstranjevanje starih vrat, Ň°tokov‚Ķ
  • zidarska dela: sem sodijo morebitne zazidave novih sten, Ň°tokov, odprtin pri novih oknih, ravnanje sten‚Ķ
  • zaŇ°ńćita pred vlago: ńće se v starem stanovanju nabira plesen, je smotrno na stene pred pleskanjem nanesti zaŇ°ńćito proti vlagi.

Pod obrtniŇ°ka dela lahko uvrstimo:

  • tlakarska dela: sem spada obnovitev obstojeńćih tal (npr. bruŇ°enje in lakiranje parketa), menjava tal‚Ķ
  • slikopleskarska dela: sem uvrŇ°ńćamo beljenje sten in stropa.

Pod strojne instalacije sodi vse v povezavi z:

  • ogrevanjem in/ali hlajenjem stanovanja, torej radiatorji, talno gretje, klimatske naprave‚Ķ
  • in vodovodne instalacije: v starem stanovanju je smotrno zamenjati vodovodno napeljavo v celoti.

Pod elektrińćno instalacijo pa lahko uvrstimo delno ali popolno obnovitev napeljave elektrińćne energije.

Tako. To so v grobem dela, ki jih je potrebno izvesti pri prenovi stanovanja oz. hiŇ°e preden lahko zańćnemo razmiŇ°ljati o pohiŇ°tvu, kuhinjskih aparatih, barvi kavńća‚Ķ