Bought the Sinks

I’ve been procrastinating over buying a vanity for the master bathroom for a number of reasons:

  1. the floor is not yet tiled,
  2. the vent on the floor makes a toe-kick style necessary (unless we decide to remove the whole thing like we did in the conservatory bathroom),
  3. needed to decide on a style and color,
  4. needed to determine the optimum size.
PB Sale was worth a look.
PB Sale was worth a look.

Then I received an email in my inbox from Pottery Barn allowing an extra 15% discount on clearance items. I took a look at the double-sink vanities.

The air duct is situated between the plumbing for two sinks.
The air duct is situated between the plumbing for two sinks.

The Brinkley Demilune console is priced with the countertop and sinks. It goes all the way to the floor and I’m sure we can cut an opening in the base for the air vent.

The Brinkley Demilune vanity comes with a marble counter which will match our marble floors.
The Brinkley Demilune vanity comes with a marble counter which will match our marble floors.

I had my choice of white or espresso and, after confabbing with Charlie, picked the espresso. (No, I’m not planning to paint it! Not at this juncture anyway.)

The vanity with a double sink will go under the bathroom window.
The vanity with a double sink will go under the bathroom window.

Its 72-inch length should fit very well under the bathroom window.

A couple of inches which be saved by the narrow distance from the wall.
A couple of inches which be saved by the narrow distance from the wall.

At 21.25 inches deep it is narrower than standard vanities which should give us a little more wiggle room. (We chose an even narrower sink for the conservatory bathroom.)

It should look something like this.
It should look something like this. The window doesn’t leave much room for mirrors and we’ll have 2 pendant lights hanging over the area.

Finally I like the 36-inch height which is taller than our other bathroom sinks over which we must hunch.  Tired of hunching; would like to stand tall when using the bathroom sink.

I like that it sort of goes with our antiques bombe chests we're using as side tables in the master bedroom.
I like that it sort of goes with our antique bombe chests we’re using as side tables in the master bedroom.

Final price with shipping, taxes, discount:  $2477.74

Next item: Get faucets.

I was not perked nor paid to write this article.

What one item do you need in your ideal bathroom?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

9 thoughts on “Bought the Sinks”

  1. OMGoodness that is divine I LOVE it, I was never a fan of double sinks … then I changed my mind and bought one for our bathroom LOL

    1. I was never a fan either but my sister said to try it so I decided she might have a good idea. We’re plumbed for 2 so we’ll give it a try. Jo

    1. After pricing out the individual items and figuring in the additional labor and skilled required this seemed like the practical option. Jo

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