Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bathroom Planning

From Porchlight Interiors: NZ House and Garden magazine.

Last week I met with our architects, Castlepeake, and their interior designer, Pip, to talk about, among other things, bathroom and kitchen fixtures and fittings. Believe it or not, now is the time for us to decide what we'd like because their placement needs to worked into the detailed plans the architects are currently drawing up in preparation for sourcing building quotes.

It's all about the detail versus the brand ie do we want vanity taps coming out of the wall or from the vanity? Toilets with hidden cisterns in the wall or ... not? Baths enclosed or freestanding? Shower roses attached to the ceiling or the hand-held variety? The choices are endless but if we come to some broad decisions now and, more importantly, don't change our minds, then we can get an idea of the overall cost and hopefully try to stick to it. Keeping to budget is as integral to the build as the style of the bath we choose.

But, I'm struggling to get inspired by bathrooms. While I am drawn to the serene, peaceful oasis look, they can sometimes appear bland and boring. These two win hands-down for maximising view ...

From Porchlight Interiors: NZ House and Garden magazine; Photo Sharyn Cairns.

... but I'd love to get some other ideas. All suggestions welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about your loss. All dogs go to heaven. Polly can hang out with my puppy, Simba.

    I'm also in the planning stages of a bathroom. It is really difficult to select styles. I want peaceful yet functional. I would suggest also going to open houses or model homes to get ideas in homes.


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