- Because I am stubborn.
- Because I have a plumber for a dad
- Because I really love the vanity plans I drew up
Vanity (rough) Plans:
Toilet, Sink, and Lighting Plans
Once the tile is in the first thing going into the powder room is a toilet. One of the first things Grandpil said when we bought the house was that the toilets were terrible. The toilets have lived up Grandpil’s standards. While they DO work they’re prone to malfunction. Since this house will eventually be a rental the old toilets had to go. The last thing we want to deal with is a malfunctioning toilet from afar. The only advice Grandpil gave us when choosing a new toilet was that it needed to have a 3 inch flapper (better suck power for flushing or something). We actually already replaced one of our toilets upstairs with an oval shaped toilet (with 3 inch flapper). Although the toilet is much better made and hasn’t given us any problems I’m not a fan of the oval shape, just seems to long and big.
We decided to go with the KOHLER memoirs Stately Comfort Height 2 Piece Toilet. It met Grandpil’s specifications (3 inch Flapper), and I like the detail on top of the bowl. I plan on tackling the toilet installation by myself, it happens to be one of the few plumbing projects I feel comfortable DIYing
We wanted a white rectangle vessel sink. We decided to go with the American Standard Sutdio Vessel Sink. Haven’t ordered it yet, but it’s in the plans.
Planning on This Progress Archie Collection 2 Light in Antique Nickel. Again haven’t ordered it yet incase something else catches my eye.
The only other thing we need to decide is what wall detail we want. Paneling, wainscoting or tile are what we are trying to decide between. For about a day I contemplated putting a window in, but nixed the idea when I thought about how much longer the bathroom remodel would take with getting permits and permission from our HOA on top of the actual time and effort to instal the window. All of the bathrooms I’ve been swooning over on my Pinterest Bathroom Board have wall detail. The only thing I’m finding difficult is that they ALL have windows and beautiful natural lighting, which my bathroom lacks.
At this point I am leaning towards paneling.. or maybe a hybrid panel/wainscoting-ish look? I really like this bathroom remodel from Remodelaholic I like the way the paneling is trimmed out. The bathroom is also lovely without any natural light.
Welp, that’s where we’re at with the bathroom remodel. I’ll make a quick post later this week showing what the tile looks like under all that (current) plumbing/drywall mess.