Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mini Facelift for the Guest Ensuite

This weekend we took our home renovation to the next level, literally -- we are pretty much done with the ground floor, and now onto the upstairs starting with the Guest Ensuite. It is the smallest 4pc bathroom on the second floor, so it becomes a manageable weekend project to curb my design itch. It came with a laminate vanity top that I couldn't wait to get rid of since our day 1 in this house.

These are the essential pieces for this DIY project to replace the vanity top:

1. Delta Victorian Lavatory Faucet in Chrome Finish: it gives the old-world feel I always like without being too ornate.

2. Rectangular Undermount Sink: I've decided to take a break from the vessel sink we installed in our Powder Room, and chose a more practical style for day-to-day use. I also didn't want a predictable oval sink so instead I opted for this one with some modern kick. I love mixing the old with the new between the faucet and the sink.

3. Crema Marfil Marble Vanity Top: after handing the above two pieces to the stone company, I brought back home this custom-cut vanity top.

4. This is what the Guest Ensuite vanity looks like now. So long, laminate vanity top and oval sink! Total facelift cost = $500. Not bad, right? I bet this one lasts much longer. :-P
I am still yet to replace the Umbra Zen towel ring and towel bar. The finish and look doesn't match the faucet any more. Isn't it the rule of thumb to have all the hardware in one finish within the same bathroom?

I also picked up a roman shade for our foyer today so I will post some pictures later. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
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