Isn’t there something we all just LOVE about being asked our opinion? It gives weight to our ideas that we want to share with others. And when it is a solicited idea - even better!
So, we are gearing up to remodel our master bathroom in our 1950’s style ranch house. Being from the 50’s, the rooms are smaller and this extends to the Master bath too. Technically, it’s only a 3/4 bath: sink, toilet and shower stall. It’s very small & space is definitely an issue. I’ve been in powder rooms that were bigger. Before anyone suggests that we start knocking down walls - that’s not going to happen. We’re on a budget here and we’re determined to not to put any of this on the credit card or a HELOC. We’re
(and by “we” I really mean, me) putting together a Pinterest board of ideas and products we like), have an Excel spreadsheet going to track costs, where to buy stuff, materials/tools needed.
So, here is where you come in. Currently we have a small cabinet base, topped with a sink. Question is: do we get a brand new cabinet bast & sink OR do we get a pedestal sink to ‘open’ it up?
Here is what Option A might look like:
And if the image is not displaying for some reason, you can head over to The Inspired Room to check it out. This is very close to our current layout. Whatever vanity/cabinet we went with would be no wider than 24 inches. The obvious advantage would be storage space. We would also add recessed medicine cabinet, a cabinet that mounts on the wall above the toilet. Right now, the majority of my makeup & other toiletries are in the bath my kids use. I’d like to have everything in one place. If we went with this type, it would not necessarily need to be as bulky & squat as the one in this picture. It could be something along these lines too.
If you were to reverse the location of the toilet & sink, this is pretty much how I pictured it in my head, right down to the tile & beadboard wainscotting. I love the clean classic lines of this pedestal sink. Clearly though the major downside is lack of storage space.
Overall, I realize these are easy, first world problems to have. But, we’ve lived with a lot of drawbacks (no outlets!) & I’m so excited to get started. I want a space that is lovely and functional. Plus, it needs to be attractive to potential buyers when we put it on the market, someday.
So now is your chance to weigh in! I’ll post the results of my informal polling in a week or two.