#The1878byCarli Bathroom Design Planning

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48″ Stone Trough Console Sink / Engle Single-Hole Bathroom Faucet

This post is in collaboration with Signature Hardware.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Last week I shared the before photos of the bathroom, how
we decided to maximize the space by taking a wall down that was between
the bathroom and an awkward hall closet, and where we left off up
until that point.  Today, I’m sharing some of my ideas for the bathroom finishes, including space saving vanity options from Signature Hardware.  Since buying our home, Signature Hardware has been my go-to for high quality, unique and charming home hardware and décor.

Bathroom Floor Plan Before (not exact science, but pretty close, lol)
Bathroom Floor Plan After-Giving us an additional 3 feet of floor space with wall moved back!

We made major progress last week on the boring, but important things that go unseen like plumbing, new sub floors, and wall framing . . . but, man
what a piece of mind it gives this homeowner to know that all of these major
necessities are in place and working properly.

Scary Before
On the opposite side of the wall straight ahead is my daughter’s room.  She has a little built-in book shelf niche that we wanted to keep so we built the wall out off of the niche, which also worked perfectly to hide plumbing within the wall.
The original bathroom had wood floors, so when we came across these wood look tile floors on clearance, we knew we had to jump at the chance.  I laid them out for our tile guy in a pattern that matches our 1st floor wood floors before leaving for work, so he could understand exactly what I wanted.
I received this picture while at work thinking things were going okay-but sadly the tile job was botched-you can see how in my stories.   I’m still trying to figure out how to remedy the situation.

Our downstairs bathroom is tiny with a capital T, and we really rushed when we moved in– putting function way over form when it came to priorities.  So I knew off the bat that I wanted this bathroom to feel special.

My vision for this space includes warm wood floors, paneled walls, chunky baseboards and trim, and fixtures that feature time-honored characteristics, giving a nod to the history of our 140-year old home.  And it all started with a vanity decision.  After all, the vanity is like the star of a bathroom, am I right?  Choosing a vanity was definitely my starting point, and I knew that there were a few must haves that I needed to keep in mind in my decision.

My list of must haves for the vanity:

  • Classic
    “period look”
  • Space saving
  • Double sink
  • Less than 50” wide

I must say that “Space saving” and “Double Sink” pretty much sound like oxymorons, but that’s when Signature Hardware came to the rescue, as they carry quite a few options that would provide me exactly with some options that would definitely fit the bill, such as:

Pedestal Sinks:

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Amberly Double Bowl Porcelain Pedestal Sink /  Albina Vanity Sconce-Single Light / Montello Single Whole Vanity Faucet with Pop-Up Drain

Wall Mount Sinks:

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Ulric Decorative Vanity MirrorAdler Double Bowl Porcelain Wall Mount Sink / Cooper Single-Hole Bathroom Faucet / Como 2-Light Vanity Light 


Console Sinks:

Fwmadebycarli Small Bathroom Plans
48″ Stone Trough Console Sink / Engle Single-Hole Bathroom Faucet


Fwmadebycarli Small Bathroom Plans
48″ Stone Trough Console Sink / Engle Single-Hole Bathroom Faucet / Palora Round Mirror

So many beautiful options,  which design would you choose? Stay tuned to see which direction I’m heading in in this space!


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