Yes, it is very reasonable and practical to completely gut, including the floors, the one room in the house that a pregnant lady frequents multiple times in the night. Yes, dust, concrete, and more dust do add that little something "extra" when holiday decorating. Yes, holes in the floor which expose the house to the crawl space RIGHT BY YOUR BEDROOM is awesome. Yes, budgets and a well-planned design are better when completely thrown out the window. :)
Seriously, we are having fun. It has been one week, and our bathroom has gone from looking like this:
This is my inspiration bathroom. I realize that we do not have gorgeous dark stained floors, and that my master bedroom could probably fit in here twice, but a girl can dream, right?
We haven't settled on floors or fixtures yet, but are trying to figure out how to match the hardwood in our bedroom and the man room (this bathroom connects the two). If we can't do that, we'll probably go with bright white subway tile. As for fixtures, we'll probably stick with polished nickel - it should lighten up the space and will mesh well with the fixtures in our other bathrooms. As for a general color scheme, the vanity is dark wood, so we'll contrast that will brilliant white tile, a gray and white marble countertop, and grays and light blues for accent tile. We are probably going to paint the walls a soft blue, like the inspiration photo.
I'll keep you updated as we go through this journey. It is going to be a wild, but very educational ride!
Marble tastes on a linoleum budget,