This extra wide plank laminate floor will be laid on both floors in the tower. There is currently a bright yellow floor on both floors now. The first floor is a guest area. There is a large bedroom, bathroom and roof terrace. As you go up another flight of stairs, there are two more bedrooms. One will become Jos' office which will be nice for him as he will be away from the rest of the house and be able to work in quiet. The extra room up there is a bit up in the air at the moment. I am considering turning it into a library but we are not sure we want to miss seeing all my books in the living room.
The bathroom is not totally in bad shape. It has white tiles on three walls, a separate shower which you can just barely see in the left corner next to the window, a bath that looks like it was not even used much and toilet. BUT the wall on the left has to be taken care of. The double sinks and mirrors/brown marble wall will be removed. The tub style cabinets under the sinks are really messed up from moisture and we do not like the ultra modern look.
We purchased this sink which is a nice large size and also the nostalgic high necked faucet.
The tiles on the wall (photo below) will look like slate which we thought would be again a good reflection of the slate on the outside of the house. I am still trying to decide about a mirror. I think silver would look best but Jos likes one of our gold mirrors (you can see one of them in this previous post) for this bathroom. I will decide when the tiles are up.
This is the current door which Jos took a photo from the inside of on a visit to take measurements. It is in bad shape. Rather than invest money to do something with it, we decided to have it replaced.
We picked up our knobs and mail slot yesterday and with the door being delivered to the new house on the day we get the keys, we are really ready to start working there now. Our new front door is in the old Dutch style. It has iron grates in the two windows which can be opened seperately. The photo I have shown you is the door but we are having our painted in black high gloss paint. I think this is really going to go well with the silvery grey slate on the house itself.
We decided on the knobs, key slot and mail slot to be in a matt black finish called Black Pearl. We found a place were we could see the door and knobs on display. When the sales lady took our choices and held them up to a door they had painted in black high gloss, I knew it was the right choice. It is subtle and elegant looking.