I'm waffling on floor tile for the kids' bathroom. Two reasonably inexpensive options:
- a classic Victorian-style small-scale tile pattern, white octogons with cobalt blue accent squares -- nice, not particularly dramatic, period-appropriate -- a little boring? These are 3.75 x 3.75.
- large tiles in either purple or blue -- I saw those at a local tile store, and really liked the look; could possibly also intercut them with small white tiles, or with each other, as in the middle sample below -- i.e., large purple octogon tiles with small blue square tiles
Okay, two options:
- first tile option (white/blue acents), with cobalt blue walls and a purple octopus
- large purple octogon tiles with blue or white accents, white walls, blue and purple octopus
And while we're on the subject, I need to go and check, but I think two clawfoot bathtubs came with the house. If that's the case, and given that they cost $1500-$2000, I'd planned to use both of them -- one in the kids' bath, and one in the master. But Kevin is worried that the extra height of the clawfoot will make it extra hard on kids getting in and out, and make it more likely that they'll slip getting out of the tub and crack their heads on the tub or the tile. Thoughts? If we do have a clawfoot there currently, do you think it's worth replacing it (keeping in mind that we may not be able to get much if anything for it)?
Obviously, I don't want to stint on the cost of a new tub, if the clawfoot is actually a hazard for small kids, but at the same time, I know how much I would have loved a clawfoot as a kid myself...