Need ideas to start with
We are interested in buying a house that needs a fair bit of work. One piece of that is that the master bathroom has had a leak in the past and will probably need to be gutted so the necessary repair work can be done sooner than later. My husband is meeting with a contractor at the house later this week to get an estimate on this and other work that would need to be done.
I think we probably need to be able to give some fairly good idea as to the fixtures and finishes we want for the contractor to be able to give us a meaningful estimate. I have been reading here and googling and have some idea as to my preferences.
My goals would be to keep the overall cost relatively low as there is other work that also must be done. I would like the end result to be durable, easy to clean and stylish, but not trendy.
I am thinking:
Flooring--dark grey tile in the biggest size the floor will support with dark grey epoxy grout, possibly set on the diagonal
Shower (no bathtub)--cast iron pan with white subway tile walls, curtain rather than door
Toilet--wall hung--this might be too expensive
Walls--half way up white subway tile--this might be too expensive
Mirror--recessed medicine cabinet
Vanity--white furniture style, since these are relatively easy to replace I am thinking this is a place to skimp a bit for now and if it doesn't hold up well we could replace it in ten years or so
Lighting--I don't really know, maybe sconces next to the mirror and some source of overhead lighting as well?
Fan--I have no idea except I know I want one that works really, really well
Faucet and shower head--I'd just like something that will work well, no special requirements, probably chrome
Possible big splurge--radiant heat under the tile
What else am I forgetting?
Thanks for any feedback on these very tentative ideas!