No, that's not germy-nation (home of sneezy little kids and raw chicken).
I've been slowly working on a bathroom in the basement project. My friend and co-worker, Rachel, took me to a high-end tile place called Ann Sachs a couple weeks ago. It was exciting, but once I got home I could see that putting such expensive materials in my modest home (even if I could afford them) would be extremely odd. However, yesterday I saw some great tilework on my project while doing a site walk (see photo) and then today we went to Design Materials, a much more middle-class kinda place. I'm starting to get a real feel for what I would like the bathroom to look like.
So, my ideas are starting to germinate (yay!) and this weekend, I think I'll be finalizing the design and I hope, next week to select the plumbing fixtures. Figuring out how much a plumber will do is still up in the air. The first estimate I got was $3K for labor only.
This will get done, but I think it'll be on a longer schedule than I was expecting.