Sunday, August 17, 2008

Design Updates: Volume 2

(Brendan)

Now that we're back from our vacation, time for another post! This one regards some interior choices we made some time ago in order to save money while still providing a high level of design. Suffice it to say, as we keep our eyes firmly fixed on our budget, we are very glad to have IKEA as a great option for low-cost, well-designed items. And we're not stopping at our kitchen.

First-Floor Bathroom

This is a very small bathroom, enough for a sink and toilet. Here's what we're going with for the sink and faucet (the cabinet is shown in white, but we would actually be using this or this for the cabinet):
This is the sink from up above:
Boys' Bathroom

We've picked out this series of cabinets for the boys' bathroom (just an example):
And the boys will get this cool sink:
Overall, we wanted something fairly masculine and "cool" for the look of the boys' bathroom, and we're thinking about a black and white tile pattern for the floor

Girls' Bathroom

Here's a picture I found that uses a very similar set-up to what we're using in the girls' bathroom. The cabinet style, bowl sinks, faucets, etc. are all the same as what we've picked, and there will be two sinks just like is shown here. I think the mirrors will actually be something more like an oval rather than these square cabinet mirrors, though:
We're thinking of a light green tile backsplash for the girls.

We haven't quite gotten to choosing things for the master bathroom yet, but we'll have to do that soon!

3 comments:

Margaret Mary said...

Just a couple of thoughts, but you may want to consider cleanibility above all else in the children's bathrooms. (I'm thinking of all the edges around and behind those adorable sinks in the girl's bathroom ...)
You may also find that lower and larger mirrors will serve you well in the near future.

Brendan Koop said...

Ah yes, Molly just asked that question last night as we were watching the Olympics, "Do you think those sinks will be hard to clean around?" I guess in the end they may be more difficult to clean than a standard drop-in sink, but I don't think it's prohibitive. Heck, an extra line in the "chore chart" will hopefully take care of it! :-) If this was the boys bathroom I'd be much more hesitant.

As far as the mirrors, yes we won't be going with the ones that are shown in the picture. We'll be using much larger ones; we were thinking oval shape, one over each sink.

Thanks for the comments!

Molly Koop said...

I guess we women think alike. :)