Architecture, bathroom, Interior Design, renovation

Function Before Beauty

It might not be your favorite topic, but ensuring your bathroom spaces are waterproofed is a crucial step to ensuring it functions properly over a lifetime. In today’s post, I will share renovation tips to help you create the bathroom of your dreams.

We are thankful for professional partners, like Jessica at Broedell Plumbing Supply in Jupiter. She made choosing the bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures easy and worry-free. Visit Broedell or your local plumbing supply store to find expert advice for your bathroom. Once your fixtures have been delivered, you are ready to start.

Locations – Broedell Plumbing Supply

Preparation and Installation Tips

We used SharkBite fittings to connect our new plumbing fixtures to ensure a leak-proof plumbing job. SharkBite solutions require no special tools, torches, or glue, which makes plumbing changes easier and faster.

You can do this and visit the website below to find out what you will need to succeed.

Brass Push-To-Connect Fittings, Valves & More | SharkBite

We are using Schluter KERDI Waterproofing for our bathrooms. The KERDI-BOARD building panels are quick, easy, and lightweight compared to cement board. Using the KERDI Waterproofing Band will create a vapor tight seal that prevents leakage and mold growth. The Schluter-DITRA Tile Floor Underlayment eliminates the main cause of cracked tiles and effectively protects against moisture and vapor penetrating the subfloor.

Please consult the Schluter Downloads and DIY videos for detailed instructions to successfully complete your bathroom project.

Downloads |

Complete tile installation Schluter Kerdiboard, Kerdi-Line drain, Walker Zanger ceramic. Time lapse – Bing video

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My hunky hubby, Jim working on the plumbing in our guest bathroom.
Schluter Waterproofing in our guest bathroom.
Shower Niche is 12″x12″x 3 1/2″
Schluter-DITRA Tile Floor Underlayment eliminates the main cause of cracked tile and grout.

Tile Choices for a Coastal Modern Mood

Our tile choices will carry our Coastal Modern Design into our bathroom spaces. We love the neutral Crema Terrazzo, which will bring a natural elegance to those spaces. This luxurious tile will be installed on the floors in our guest bathroom, powder room, and primary bathroom. The Veronese terrazzo is a nod to mid-century modern design and stacking the Habitat tiles will enhance the modern feel of the bathroom spaces.


A favored material of ancient artisans, terrazzo has a sublime and modern allure with Veronese. Custom-crafted in Italy in both 24″ × 24″ tile and 2cm slab, Veronese is composed of 95% marble, strengthened with 5% resin. Offered in three colors: Multicolored, with chips of Arabescato Bianco marble and jewel-like green and violet Lepidolite mica; Crema, featuring Arabescato Bianco marble’s softly neutral range; and Nero, with classic Bianco Carrara dramatically set into ink-black resin. All colors are stocked in a honed finish, and slabs measure approximately 48″ × 120″.

Veronese Field Tile Terrazzo Aris Edge | Artistic Tile

Veronese Crema Terrazzo will be used on our bathroom floors and the Habitat Cloud Glossy on our shower walls.


Once we selected the terrazzo, we needed to find tiles that would be harmonious in mood, color, quality, and scale. Chris from Ceramic Matrix suggested Habitat in Cloud, which is similar to classic subway, but gets an update with an elongated shape, glossy sheen, and undulated finish. The 2.5″ x 10.3″ field tiles will complement the terrazzo and look stunning stacked in our guest and primary bathrooms. We also ordered matching Habitat Finishing Edges for a clean, finished look. Finally, we are using White Penny Rounds on the primary shower floor to prevent slipping in the shower.

HABITAT – Cloud Glossy – ADEXUSA

If you are looking for tile or countertops, give Christina at Ceramic Matrix in West Palm Beach a call.

Ceramic Matrix, Florida’s Natural Stone Slab, Marble and Porcelain Tile Distributors – Ceramic Matrix – Floridas Natural Stone and Porcelain Tile Distributor

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