April 14, 2011

Powder Room - The Plan

So although we're in full party planning mode (read: procrastinating on making all the food/cleaning so that we can run around like idiots before the party)... we have picked the colours for the powder room.  After holding up many paint swatches to our lovely green tiles... we've decided to go green-gray with the paint colour.  Etching to be exactly. 
CIL paints
I think this will look lovely with our inspiration art and the name "etching" has given me an idea for an art project... can you guess what it might be?

So for the rest of the bathroom, yes, we will be removing the pink toilet and ugly vanity that I showed you before.

For the toilet we're going low-flow; it's good for the environment and for the wallet.  We managed to snag this beauty (can a toilet be beautiful?) for 30% off from Home Depot and we get a rebate from the city for installing a low-flow model.  In case you're really curious this toilet it a 4.8 L or 1.28 Gallon flush.  We thought about going dual flush, but decided against it since I think its weird to flush a toilet by pressing a button.

Kohler - Cimarron Comfort Height The Complete Solution Elongated 1.28 GPF Toilet With Class Six - K-11451-0 - Home Depot Canada
Kohler Cimmaron Comfort Height Elongated Toilet from HD
Moving along... the vanity that I wanted was this one (but in dark brown), but even on sale it was over $700 and that was not in the budget. 
Magickwoods - 32 In. Sonata Base Unit-Mahogany Finish w/Porcelain Sink - 1794 - Home Depot Canada
Magickwoods Sonata Base w/Porcelain Sink from HD
I love the shallow porcelain sink, which I think is perfect for a powder room.  Nice and wide so lots of kids (in the future) can wash their hands and since you almost never plug the powder room sink to say, wash your face it seemed perfect and very pretty. 

After more searching I found this much more affordable option from Ikea for around $200.  It has doors below the sink for hidden storage, which I actually prefer, AND it was on sale!  At Ikea!  They almost never have sales.  15% off.  Booyah!

FREDEN/HÖLLVIKEN Sink cabinet black-brown Width: 31 1/2 " Depth: 21 5/8 " Height: 35 "  Width: 80 cm Depth: 55 cm Height: 89 cm
Freden/Hollviken Sink Cabinet from Ikea
So there's the plan for the new and improved powder room.  Let me know what you think!

We're hoping to go low-flow with most of our plumbing to save money and water for the environment.  Are you going low-flow at home?  Faucets, toilets, shower heads?  How do you like/hate it?


Cherie said...

Love the color choice and the sink. Too bad that other one is $700. Have you thought about finding an old dresser to use?

Susan @ Busy at Home said...

I love the IKEA sink. Nice find!