We need a new toilet in our powder room. It doesn’t flush properly and it’s a problem when you have to have the plunger permanently installed like an accessory.
Our powder room is off the laundry room which is the first room you enter when you walk in through the back door (below).
If we get a new toilet, a new sink and vanity is not far behind. Especially because the current colours are biscuit and we are going to white so the new toilet in here will scream, ‘New toilet, old vanity.’
And besides being the powder room, it needs to double as the garden sink too. It would be great if it would not look dumb to install a swan neck faucet so I could fill vases because I’m always in the way arranging flowers if Terreeia happens to be in the kitchen preparing for a meal.
Here’s what it looked like the day we took possession.
All I’ve done so far is replace the mirror, the bar light to this one, and paint it raspberry.
Yes I could have painted the 80s cabinet but frankly, that just seemed like too much work since I’m really not much of a do-it-yourselfer. Also, once the room was raspberry, that draws the eye away from the vanity. Or so I tell myself ; ) ; )
You can see the before pic of the laundry room here.
And of course the linoleum which was also in the laundry room and kitchen was replaced with the wood flooring. We have a little extra to go underneath the new vanity when the old one comes out.
So the emergency is replacing the toilet, then I’ll need to figure out the rest. Although I can help you choose finishes and colours, since I’m not a bathroom designer, I don’t spend my days sourcing toilets and sinks so I thought I’d turn it over to y’all to get your advice.
I’ve heard that the Toto dual flush is a good one and not outrageously priced. We have a septic system so we’ll want all three bathrooms in the house to be dual flush eventually when they get renovated.
Also, do you think it would look too oversized and bad to have a tall, swan-like faucet in such a small bathroom? I have’t done a lot of sourcing for inspiration photos but I haven’t seen a facet like that in such a small powder room yet.
Love your opinions on this!
PS. It sure relates well to the raspberry drapery in my living room!
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