I’ve always said that projects take double the time and double the budget (sometimes triple or quadruple).
Case in point.
Notice these pictures were posted last summer and I’m finally ready to post the reveal of our basement bathroom?
The toilet flushes, the water is hot, no leaks, we’re in business people!
Drum roll please…
Yep, you’ll notice we went with a vessel sink.
After much discussion and helpful input from many of you it seemed the majority were not fans.
Seems the consensus was beautiful,=yes. functional= no.
Well, hey, sometimes I have to learn things, first hand, the hard way.
However, after living with it for a few short months I’ve really had no complaints.
I haven’t noticed any more splashing or clean up issues than what I experience with a normal under-mount sink.
Next item of business…the vanity (or lack thereof). I really wanted to try something a little different. I’ve always been a fan of the waterfall counter top. I first experimented with it in my kitchen and love the dramatic look. I decided to forgo the expense and look of a traditional vanity cabinet and just have the counter be attached the wall and floor. Being as this is a basement bathroom and gets the least amount of use it didn’t need to have a whole lot of storage.
Craft-Art is an online company that sells butcher block cutting boards and made to order counters.
We gave them our dimensions and the counters arrived in a crate on our door step.
You may be gasping at the thought of having a wood counter in the bathroom.
Take a deep breathe…it’s more bathroom friendly than you might thing. I’ll tell you more about the process tomorrow.
One of the other things that I have always wanted is a wall mounted faucet. I can’t stand the hard water mineral deposits that build up at the base of traditional counter mounted faucets so since we were building this bathroom from scratch we went wall mounted.
I have LOVED this Delta Faucet! Sleek and stream-lined.
The floor and subway tile are from the Tile Shop.
I shared this before so I’m repeating myself but to make the herringbone pattern we took one subway tile, cut in half long ways, then cut both ends at a 45 degree angle.
Funny story (NOW that it’s all over and done with)…we had a professional install all the tile in our basement. We had two installers working on two different areas at the same time, the bathroom and the main tile which meant there was no coming down for periodic inspections. The next day when it was dry enough to walk on I tip-toed down and realized the guy installed the tiles the other way. I hemmed and hawed for a long time. When they came back I had a box of donuts and milk and asked if there was anyway he could pop it up and install it the other way. He kindly said he would try but would probably break the tiles (all the while I’m sure cursing me in his head) but he did it. My hero!
The other awesome feature of this bath is this In2ition Shower head by Delta Faucet.
It’s a hand held shower faucet and shower head in one. When you pull down the hand held, you still experience a shower from the top head.
After looking at it you may wonder how you can get wet by a vertical stream of water?
Watch this video.
Bathroom accessories are all Emtek.
I first used Emtek when we bought our front door hardware and have loved their product ever since. All bathroom hardware isn’t the same. Oh no, Emtek puts out some durable stuff.
So happy to be done and enjoying the new space! Now to get some art in there.
Subway Tile: The Tile Shop
Floor Tile: The Tile Shop
Wood Counter: Craft-Art
Trinsic Sink Faucet: Delta Faucet
In2ition Shower Head: Delta Faucet
Toilet: Delta Faucet
Bath Hardware Accessories: Modern Brass Line in Chrome: Emtek
Door Knob: Emtek
Paint: Pure White by: Sherwin Williams
Medicine Cabinet: Restoration Hardware
Shower Curtain in Graphite Linen: Restoration Hardware
Striped Hand Towel: West Elm
*I was not paid anything to blog about any of these companies. I was give product to use and give an honest review. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.*