Monday, January 3, 2011

Design Challenge

The condo I am purchasing was most definitely inhabited by a man because all the marble and stonework is very masculine..but I have no doubt I can fix that all up. The only real challenge I have is my bathroom. This condo is the exact layout as the apartment I am renting three floors up, but mine has original cabinetry and can imagine that I am ready for an upgrade.

My bathroom now has a long counter with the sink and then a tower with two huge cabinets separating the sink and the toilet and shower. I use every inch of those cabinets to store toiletries, towels and my collection of makeup bags since junior high.

This new bathroom has a large piece of furniture that hold the sink all the way to the right. It is not in good condition and is a huge waste of space for such a large bathroom. It looks like a Mexican side board that someone left outside. I can't wait to get rid of it.

The challenge:
the tub, toilet and sink are all cream (obviously I am replacing the toilet seat). I started looking for a new vanity to replace this piece but they are all with white sinks! On my trip to Home Depot, the vanities there did not look great in person, so I looked online but could not find one with a cream sink.

One thought is to replace the sink that is there with a cream pedestal sink and hang a mirrored medicine carbine above. Then, on the left side of the room, get a piece of furniture-a dresser or armoire to hold everything else. If I find a dresser that is the right height, I could use it put my makeup on even though most times I put it on in the car!

Any ideas?????

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Budget??? Assuming you have a limited budget, you are on the right track with your ideas. I would takeout the current sink and Mexican sideboard, and replace with a cream pedestal sink just like you said. But I would not do a medicine cabinet, instead I would hang a b e a u t i f u l mirror and a beautiful light fixture.
I think you will have a difficult time finding furniture to fit what you need. So I would suggest you hire a carpenter to build to your specific needs. It will look more finished this way and you get just what you want. But before you do anything, go and pay a visit to some kitchen and bath showrooms. They will have the best and most up-to-date options. Bring measurements and photos.