The bathroom is done!
Kidding (sorry, that was cruel).
But when you can use the toilet, bathe, AND brush your teeth in the same room (the same room!), you start to wonder what else could possibly be done to make this bathroom feel more complete…
Oh right, a few things – the dangling wires, for one, aren’t an art installation.
But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! The shower curtain rod was a special order and it just came in. We’re planning a shower curtain hack, so I’ll be doing some late night sewing I’m sure. The custom mirror was measured and ordered – the standard, in stock length is 72″ and ours needs to be 72 3/4″ so we were 3/4 of an inch away from having it immediately. I had to laugh, but it’s getting installed Friday (yay!) so I didn’t have to wait long at all. I picked up the replacement cabinet drawer fronts but I’m too nervous to unwrap them, so I stashed them under the vanity – which is ridiculous, I know. Meanwhile, Hubby and I skipped ahead a few steps and even hung up some artwork. Accessorizing this space – finally – makes me feels triumphant!
I’ll have more photos once these bits and pieces comes together but today I wanted to share a peek at the new faucets! For those who agreed that that the hole drilled for the faucet looked off centre, it was (sigh), but
we had enough play that we could center the faucet on the sink so you’d
never know the hole beneath was off centre. Whew!
I opted for a fairly tall (10″) stone backsplash simply because I’m so smitten with the quartzite – rocks in general! – so getting as much of that gorgeous veining as possible was my mission. With such a tall backsplash, you sometimes see wall mounted faucets (like in this bathroom designed by Amber Interiors) which look amazing!
I chose a single lever faucet for a very specific reason, though. Living in the country, I’ve become much more attuned to how much water we consume. Our well isn’t a reservoir so water can’t be held there and with three sources feeding our well, we’ll never run out – other than the times when the ground freezes too deeply – so technically there’s no special “rural reason” for me to conserve but I think more about water consumption now that I’m so close to the supply. I’ve started to turn off the faucet while I wash my face, brush my teeth, wash my hands, etc. I know most people have been trained to do this for tooth brushing, but I do it for everything now! When I wash my hands, I turn on the faucet, wet my hands, turn off the water with my wrist, lather, sing my ABC’s, turn on the faucet with my wrist, and rinse. Having a single lever just makes my new water conservation habits so much easier than wrestling two handles – plus the water is always at the perfect temperature.
I know that this is a strangely personal and admittedly weird reason to want a single lever faucet
but it was a must-have for me even though, aesthetically, a wall
mounted faucet with two handles would have looked stunning in here.
The faucet style we chose, the Kohler Purist, is gorgeous, so let’s pretend that’s my only reason for choosing it. I’m so thrilled that Kohler agreed to partner with me because unwrapping the Kohler items has been such a treat; everything has proven to be more beautiful than in photos. It’s also incredibly satisfying to have all of the vibrant brushed nickel finishes match perfectly. I can’t wait for the mirror to get installed tomorrow because next up: the Kohler sconces, which have been calling my name. I’m excited for a little mood lighting in here.
P.S. That is the last turquoise soap rock I have from when I stocked up on clearance soap rocks a million years ago. I bought mine for about $6 a bar but they’re regularly $12-15 (if you don’t mind variety, this bundle of soap rocks is a good deal). I have not yet committed to unwrapping it… You can look but can’t touch.