Friday, July 25, 2008

Design Conundrum

Here is my situation. I want and will replace the bathroom in our bedroom bath, it is not only ugly but it had some pretty big chips in it, and it's ugly (did I say that?). Although, I do get that I can't just throw everything away at will - I'll try to donate it. Now, the bathroom is L-shaped and the small part of the L is where the loo portion of the room is. It is generally thought that one would like to get there with ease. Also, probably want some legroom there too. Now, this is what the bathroom looks like now:
Now, let's not waste time talking about how I should have been an architect - we need to get to the task at hand. The sink is now a pedestal sink. I need a little more space for my stuff and would like to have a cabinet/vanity sink there. Which would make it look like this:

The red arrow obviously is the place where walking back and forth to the commode would take place. I also don't want to make the room look like a boxy space with no place to manuever. Here are some sink options I have:

Ah, the potterybarn single console hotel sink. I have always had my eye on this one. Now, it might be too big for the space. But, it would provide me with that vintage modern feel and some pretty nice storage space.

Next up

The American Standard. It's sort of a pedestal sink, but not. I actually stayed a hotel with this sink and I thought. . . hey, this could work! But, is that bowl big enough? I don't want to have this tiny sink bowl. What am I going to use it for? No idea, for some reason I am stuck on this thought of getting the perfect size sink. This model also has a nice glass shelf where I could perch a basket of useless items, or towels...

What do you think? What do you look for in a bathroom sink?


C&C said...

We have a bathroom sink like the one below, I think ours is made by Jacuzzi though. I've been really happy with it. Our bathroom is tiny, so it conserves space, the bowl is big enough to wash your face comfortably, and visibly it does not take up much space. The top sink is pretty too though...

Why S? said...

I have the American Standard sink but with the pedestal base. It's big enough for all my needs - I don't know what yours are. I wash my face, brush my teeth and on occasion hand-wash a dainty or two. I could use more space around the edge for holding stuff, but that's what you get with a pedestal sink. The upside is that you're forced to put things away everyday so they don't collect.

Corey said...

What about putting a stand up shower where the toilet it, a long vanity where the tub is and a toilet at the far right end of the room after the end of the vanity. It's a lot of modification, and it may not work since I'm not sure of you dimensions tough.

sara said...

i bought an american standard v. similar to the one you have shown. we LOVE it. much better than the kohler-esque HD "modern" sink that came with our 1940s postage stamp sized bathroom. it was like washing your face in a salad bowl. the new sink basin is quite large, but all together the console gives the illusion of space.

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