Finally. A fully functional bathroom. While we still have all the fiddly bits left to complete (painting, filling etc), everything now works. Our vanity was a custom order and took an incredible sixteen weeks! Likewise, the sink. As this is a family bathroom, we chose an oversized sink, which is in actuality a kitchen sink. Measuring a whopping 80cm in length and weighing over 60kg, we needed a platform that was sufficiently strong enough to support it's weight.
I love the simplicity of the fireclay sinks. Not fussy or fancy, just functional and pleasing.
The vanity comes from Melbourne furniture designers, Wilkins and Kent. We have several custom pieces from here, and while the waiting time always makes us say never again, we keep coming back. We have an entertainment unit and two large tallboys made in the same pattern, all in American Oak, and while in different rooms, I think it all ties together nicely giving our furnishings a sense of uniformity.
The only downside as such is that there is no actual ledge for soap, so we have had to be creative and find a nice dish for the side. The bench/sink height is still slightly too high for the youngest in the house, so to help with teeth brushing, I've bought a bubbler attachment for the tap which turns your tap into a fountain with a squeeze of the base. Combined with a small step which fits neatly under the bench when not in use, everyone can now use the bathroom easily.
Heated towel rails are a must, but given the compact area I've had to buy one of the smallest available. At only 50cm across, big fluffy towels were never going to fit, so I ordered thinner, waffle weave towels. While still large in size, their thinness means they dry fast, but aren't bulky. I'm not missing the fluffiness of our old towels at all. These are very soft, and just seem to get softer with more use.
And of course, a new bathroom needed a new owl. This is my favourite so far.