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Last Minute Decisions

The past few weeks have been fairly hectic! We are at the stage now where the decisions we make are final. We can no longer sit on ideas and designs, it has to be decided on and we have to be happy with the choices we have made. The issue of late is that we have had so long to sit on our ideas, that when the builder asks for things we have a late minute change of mind and have to rush around Sydney buying things so we don’t hold anything up.

An example of this was a few weeks ago when the builder asked about our main bathroom Vanity. As documented in an earlier post, we were going to custom make our vanities. We sat on that idea for a few weeks and then all of a sudden we needed to know the specs of the vanity as the plumber was coming to “rough in”. This was on a Monday morning right before were we going to leave for work. We have to cancel our meetings, head out and buy a bathroom vanity. In the end we were happy with the choice but these last minute decisions under pressure could potentially lead to some bad decisions.

Over the past week we have gone through our choices and confirmed them, placing orders and buying everything so it is all ready to go, and that means the choices we make are final.  Our bathrooms accessories are all purchased so there is no going back now!


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Vanity Blues

So we are at that stage of the build now where actually have to start making decisions and purchases. Up until now it has all been looking at display homes, showrooms and photos online. By now we have an idea of what we want and the look we are going for so now we just need to spend some money! Sounds easy, but not quite.

One purchase we need to make shortly is a bathroom vanity. The first bathroom completed will be the main bathroom which will feature a freestanding bath and all the other usual things you’d find in a bathroom. We have already chosen our floor tiles…

Bathroom Tiles

We have spent the last few weeks looking for the vanity for this bathroom and just can’t find something we like. Everything seems to be shiny white that just won’t suit the look we are going for. The floor tiles will be as above, white subway wall tiles and the walls above the tiles painted a dark grey. We’ll have a long pendant light over the bath, most probably black. We like the idea of a raw timber look vanity. Originally we thought a single slab of timber with a basin, but then the lack of storage was bothering us so we now want a raw timber vanity, with drawers and 2 basins.

Something similar to this…

Photo from http://www.altereco.net.au/cottesloedrive/

As of yet we are unable to find anything at all similar to this, or even in raw timber so we are going to explore the option of having it made for us rather than purchased off the shelf. At least this way we’ll get what we want rather than settling for a white shiny reflective vanity!

Featured photo from http://www.altereco.net.au/cottesloedrive/