Thursday, July 5, 2012

Start of the Project Bathroom!

It's official, we have started the upstairs bathroom remodel.  This is our big summer project for the year.  We're hoping that it doesn't take as long as the kitchen did, because it's a much smaller room, but you never know.

Take a look at what it looks like now, it will never look this way again.  Almost everything in there is going.  All that is staying is the bathtub, for now.  That will also be replaced, but not this year.  I can't wait to get rid of all of this.  It's just not our style.  It's very much not our style.  We love modern contemporary, not everything oak.  Say goodbye to the ugly bathroom. 

We started this project picking out a double vanity top.  We went with a pure white double bowl.

It's not grey like the picture, that's the only picture the website had.  Just imagine it in white.  We wanted a sink that was as plain as we could get in pure white in our price range.  This turned out to be a lot more difficult then we thought it would be.  We ended up ordering a custom one from Menards.  It was still in our price range, but now we'll have to wait 28 days to get it.  :-(  Oh well, it will be worth it.  And because we ordered a custom one, we got a 19 inch deep one instead of a standard 22 inch sink.  Our bathroom is very skinny, so the more room, the better.  Three extra inches doesn't sound like a lot, but it will make a huge difference.

And since we ordered a custom built sink, we had to decide on faucets before we ordered it.  We decided since we're going for a very clean, modern looking bathroom, we would go with a single hole faucet.  This is what were thinking of getting.

It's modern and industrial (my favorite) and will hopefully not look too dated in a few years.  Well I hope it won't look too dated.  It's from Pfister and comes in four glorious finishes.  After a long discussions of what we thought would look the best in the bathroom, we decided for the chrome finish.

Unfortunately, we can not find the chrome one anywhere.  We can only find the brushed nickle and bronze.  We found some online, but we would love to be able to see one before we decide.  Especially if we're going to drop this kind of cash on two faucets.

So now we're back to trying to decide if the brushed nickle will look okay in there.  

Here it is in brushed nickle. Menards has a faucet sale right now, so the price is down to $120.  I know, who knew faucets were so expensive.  I'm a little in shock of how much faucets cost.  But it seems well made, so hopefully it will last.  It better for that price.  I guess if we go with this, I'll let you know if it's well made or not. 

Which one would you prefer, chrome or brushed nickel?  Or would you go with something completely different? 

We also picked out the color we plan on painting the walls.  We're gonna go with Morning Fog from Sherwin Williams. 

Oh, pretty.  The top half of the walls will be this color and then the bottom half, the half that's covered in paneling, will be bright white.  I can't wait.  I'm in love with this already, and we haven't even started painting.  Now we just have to get our butts over to the paint store to buy this.

So what do you think of our choices so far?  Do you think it will all work or will it be a huge mess?

1 comment:

Karen said...

I love the brushed nickle. It might not show water spots as much. I hope you find whatever you decide on.