Powder Room Week : Sinks

I do not have a powder room at CDLV, and most humans with houses constructed prior to 1960 do not, except they or a previous proprietor retrofitted a hall closet, or kitchen pantry, thereby rendering them without a place to grasp coats, or store food. But, many of you’ve got powder rooms, or a few form of secondary bathtub reserved for guests. This week is for you!

Of route, lavatories are a essential a part of any rest room – and I’ll spare you a day of 10 snap shots of lavatories. Not best do I no longer want to source toilets, I do not want to bore you with a pictures of something all of us might instead maintain personal. I will however give you multiple notes about bathrooms.

  • Buy the most expensive toilet you can afford. You won’t regret it. You will, however, regret skimping on toilets in favor of the decorative. Cheap toilets don’t have the water efficiency, or the lifespan of a good, well-made, and sometimes expensive toilet.
  • Most people who are using your powder room will appreciate a comfort height toilet. A normal toilet has an overall seat height of 15-inches, a comfort height overall seat height is just under 18-inches, the height of a dining room chair.
  • Lastly, guess what trend is back? Wood toilet seats. But don’t think of that old oak number your grandma had – think highly polished then lacquered mahogany and walnut toilet seats ala Michael S. Smith for Kallista, Kohler’s high end sister.

Designer Credit: Phoebe Howard

Ok, Ok … I said no bathrooms. But I could not resist showing you this loo with the trendy wood rest room seat by way of Phoebe Howard. (P.S., I sold her e book these days – enjoying each web page.) Now that I’ve shown you – what do you suspect of it? Is it clicking now? You’re in all likelihood questioning to your self, I noticed one of those in last month’s Veranda. I told you – contemporary! Now, sinks!!

First, I need to open your mind to console sinks. I actually have one, and I find it irresistible. And in a powder room, they make lots greater feel than in a daily use tub. Because you do not necessarily want storage of toothpaste, mouthwash, hairspray – the listing is going on – in a powder room you can go together with a prettier sink.

Console Sinks

Designer Credit: Ted Tuttle

Designer Credit: Mark D Sikes from here

Here, steel leg porcelain console sinks, every of them with horizontal towel bars, the pinnacle image with the towel bar in use, the lowest with out – the beauty does not alternate.

Found: Coastal Living

Found: Elle Decor

The second type of console sink is the all porcelain console. Not only is your sink porcelain, the legs are too. This is what we chose for our bathroom at CDLV. They can be expensive, but I got a great deal at Signature Hardware on a Nottingham Brass console sink. If you like the look, give them a gander. Lastly, a take on both the console sink and the vessel sink:

Designer Credit: Brooke & Steve Giannetti found here

Designer Credit: Melanie Pounds via HouseBeautiful

Pairing up a console table that fits your aesthetic, along with a vessel sink makes for the perfect powder room solution. If console won’t fit, or isn’t your thing, try this on for size:

Pedestal Sinks

Designer Credit: Rita Konig

pssst: There’s that wood toilet seat again! I know, I know!

This is your traditional pedestal sink. A two piece sink made from porcelain with different designs or molds on the base and surrounding edge. But there are other types of console sinks that are a little more … well, original:

Designer Credit: Barry Dixon

Here, Barry Dixon uses an antique marble urn as a bathroom sink. It’s the PERFECT solution for those of you who (1) find this appealing and (2) are doing a total bath redo. Because the plumbing for your faucet must come from the wall – not a common plumbing grade in typical homes. Worth the effort though, wouldn’t you agree? And lastly …

Decorative and Hand Painted Under mount Sinks

Found: Kohler Catalog here

If you don’t have a single piece, cultured marble top to your existing vanity, you likely have a removable under mount bowl attached to some sort of solid surface. You can get a whole new look, and have your guests asking: “where did you get that sink?” each and every time by switching out your current one for something hand painted or even hammered metal.

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