Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Which Bathroom Stool Would You Choose?

Who knew preparing for a bath reno would take so much time and energy? Over the past few months, I have been buying things in this design plan but the list seems to keep growing. So this is our final plan with all the elements already purchased except for the Eames walnut stool.

The most challenging part so far has been to decide on what materials to use, colors, finishes, looks vs. functions, etc. Right now I am really stuck on which bathroom stool to buy. First, I want it to be versatile -- a side table as well as a seat. Second, it should be easy on the marble floor. Third, it has to add some warmth to the bathroom yet doesn't stand out too much. Easy, right?

Here are the options I am considering:

Eames Walnut Stool
Pros: rich and warm wood color; easy on marble floor.
Cons: pricey. Wood and moisture don't go well.

West Elm Martini Side Table
Pros: great-looking, functional and affordable.
Cons: aluminum is hard on the floor unless the  entire bottom is covered by felt.

Tolan Lucite/Crystal Stool
Pros: sparkly, works well in a bathroom.
Cons: might disappear into the background.

Williams-Sonoma Cane Ceramic Stool
Pros: a popular choice in a bathroom. Easy to clean and low maintenance.
Cons: not cheap, might scratch floor, could be heavy to be moved around.  

So which one would you choose for your own bathroom? Which one do you think works the best in my design plan? Do you have any other suggestions?
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