So you all know I have a scary bathroom, right? If you’re new here and aren’t aware, you can check it out here. Sadly those pictures actually make it look good – it is that bad.
We’ve put it off long enough and decided to make a bathroom remodel a priority this year, and we also decided we would look into hiring a contractor to do the work. This is new territory for us – we’re used to doing everything ourselves, so I think we’re both feeling a little apprehensive about it, but we only have one shower in this house, so we need this room to be done as quickly as possible, and our schedules just don’t allow for that kind of turnaround. So we have someone coming next week to start giving us estimates – eek!! 🙂
My plan for this room is for it to be full of lots of white and classic elements. We will have white hex tiles on the floor, white subway tiles around the tub, and I’m 99.99 percent sure I’d like to do vertical planks on the walls, or something similar to the walls you see here
Where I can’t make up my mind is the vanity.
I’m torn between keeping it classic with a white porcelain pedestal sink
Going custom with an antique table and vessel sink (I have an antique table stored in the basement that I could use – you can kind of see it way back in the entryway in this picture),
Or a classic console unit like this
I like the idea of a pedestal because it is by far the safest option. They never go out of style and appeal to just about everyone – they’re timeless. The downside is there’s no storage, and our bathroom is super small so we need to take advantage of every opportunity for storage we can.
I like the antique table option because it has personality. It’s a great way to incorporate the wood tones I love, and my particular little table has a shelf on the bottom which would be a great place for keeping extra towels or toiletries handy. My worry is that this look is kind of on trend at the moment and will eventually go out of style…
And I like the console option because it still maintains the classic look of the pedestal, but the open space below allows room for a cute basket to hold towels – this would allow me to incorporate the texture of wicker that I love and get a little added storage to boot. The downside for me with this option? I really don’t have one, other than the fact that my eye is usually drawn to the other two styles first.
I want this bathroom to be simple and classic, but I still want it to have a little bit of personality too. Help! Which option do you think you would choose??