Half Bath [Redux]
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Before you begin, take a second to remind yourself what we started with (i.e. the before shots).
Here's a quick rundown of the elements that make up the new half bath...if we forgot to address something, please drop us an email or a comment.
Toto Aquia II from National Builder Supply
Not only do we think it's the best looking toilet around, it has a great water-saving feature with the dual flush design. We found that most online retailers claim free shipping; but exclude freight items (such as toilets). National Builder Supply actually ships this toilet for free, making it $50-70 cheaper than other online retailers. This is the first toilet that I ever installed, so the process was slow, but completely manageable, as long as you follow the instructions carefully. For instance, when they tell you to turn each tank bolt equally, they actually mean equally -- as in a full turn on the left, followed by a full turn on the right...and repeat. As for the function and performance of the toilet -- we love it, especially the soft-close seat.
towel ring (not yet installed) and TP holder from Smedbo.
ET2 Flash from All Modern. The medicine cabinet is also from Ikea's LILLÅNGEN bathroom system. During demo we framed out the cabinet and countersunk it to keep the profile as clean as possible.
Finally, you'll notice we used drywall around the majority of the window frame, instead of using wood to trim it out. Since it is such a small space, we wanted to keep the lines as simple and clean as possible. The large window provides great light to the space and keeps it from feeling claustrophobic. At the same time, privacy is of utmost concern. Again, not wanting to add additional materials (such as blinds/shades/curtains), we opted for the Gila Privacy Frosted film. We think it adds a finished, modern look to the room.
The Forbo Marmoleum Click flooring was covered in a previous post; as was the wall tile.