Friday, July 5, 2013

House tour - main bath

 One of my favorite rooms in the house is our main bath.  It's one of the only rooms in the home that doesn't have a painted white cabinet or Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter on the wall.

For this room, we wanted to do something different, so we stained the cabinets a Sherwin Williams Burnished Walnut to pop against the matte white floor tile, which is Octagon and Dot by Daltile.  You might notice a white plate against the base of the cabinets.  That's the crumb sweeper that we had built into our cabinets.  Instead of sweeping up dirt, lint and hair, we just sweep it towards the crumb sweeper, turn it on with our foot and off it goes!  All of our central vac debris is sent directly to the garage where it's stored in a large canister until we empty it (about every 3-4 months).

The Sherwin Williams Burnished Walnut stained cabinets are accessorized with simple nickel pulls that I ordered from Overstock.  The cup pulls feel sturdy and smooth and add a masculine accent to the bathroom, which serves as a boys and guest bathroom.

Originally I had asked the cabinet maker to build the cabinets to top off at 32", which would allow us to place the 3cm quartz on top of the 32" platform.  In a series of many errors, the cabinet bases were dropped off at 30" and installed right to the subfloor.  After installation of the quartz countertops, the finished height is about 32", which is about 2" below where I wanted them to be.

Our counters are Pental quartz, 3cm Seashell Polished with a simple 3x6" matte white subway tile backsplash.  Flooring is Daltile Octagon and Dot in matte white with Bright White Laticrete Spectralock grout.  While I do like the white on white flooring, I'm not sure that I would use white grout again.  I've been seeing lots of pictures of white geometric tiles with gray grout, and I think that's the direction I'd go if I was going to spec this bathroom again.

Undermount sinks by Kohler.  Faucets by Kohler from the Bancroft series.

Daltile Octagon and Dot flooring, Sherwin Williams Burnished Walnut cabinets, Pental Seashell Polished quartz counters and Kohler undermount sink with Kohler Bancroft faucets.  Benjamin Moore HC-142 Stratton Blue on the walls.

Pental Seashell Polished quartz counters with 3x6" matte subway tile backsplash, Kohler undermount sink and Kohler Bancroft widespread faucet with ceramic handles.  Benjamin Moore HC-142 Stratton Blue on the walls.
Grouping of 3 coastal art pieces from IKEA on the wall opposing the bathroom sinks.  Benjamin Moore HC-142 Stratton Blue on the wall
 One of the design elements that we wanted to utilize in our main bath was a pocket door.  We used a pocket door to separate the water closet/shower space from the sinks.  That way if we were hosting guests, the bathroom was a bit more private for multiple people to use it at one time.
5 piece pocket door with polished chrome hardware
During our electrical trim out, the plumbers graciously reminded me that I had forgotten to order ceiling lights for a few rooms, the bathroom being one of them.  I remembered that I had seen a cute acorn style light at Home Depot, which mirrored the style of our Rejuvenation foyer light.  At approximately $35, it was a great option and a quick solution!
Acorn light from Home Depot, approximately $35.  Benjamin Moore HC-142 Stratton Blue on the walls
 One of the problems that we ran into with this room was the placement of the wall housing the pocket door.  We should have moved it over and decreased the overall size of our countertops.  But since it's a little late the correct that now, the easiest way for us to buy some elbow room was to put a freestanding toilet paper holder on the floor.
Freestanding toilet paper holder, Benjamin Moore HC-142 Stratton Blue on the walls, white cotton waffle weave shower curtain by World Market, bath mat by West Elm.  Flooring is matte white Daltile Octagon and Dot.

One piece fiberglass shower with Kohler Bancroft shower faucet fixture.  Benjamin Moore HC-142 Stratton Blue on the walls

One piece fiberglass shower with Kohler Bancroft shower fixture.  Flooring is matte white Octagon and Dot tile by Daltile.  Cotton waffle weave shower curtain by World Market, bath mat by West Elm.

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