The Big Move Part V Progress Not Perfection
It’s time for Part FIVE!!! I know how patiently you’ve all been waiting for this new installment of The Big Move. It’s been a challenging week including a meltdown that turned a Phase two project into a Phase NOW situation.
It’s July in FLA and we just had to address the AC situation so as not to lose our dearly beloved labor force (Bob). The result of the first service call yielded a $99 bill and no relief from the heat. Granted the AC unit, we’ve discovered, looks like THIS!
We need a new 2 1/2 ton unit and were quoted $6,500. Next up, the second service call. For this one, we called a smaller company who we have worked with in the past and guess what? He’s actually got the current unit working for the time being. In fact, it’s been cooling for about 5 days and counting so Bob is cool for now and we’ll see what number two’s estimate is. I have high hopes since this AC guy is apparently a miracle worker. I digress. This week I promised a peek into what exactly is going on in the bedroom and master bathroom, which, to be sure, is a mini master. Check out the tricks, tips and snarky commentary by editor Joe and see what we are doing to make small work in a big way.
As promised, here are the products we’re using as mentioned in The Big Move Part V:
In the spirit of full disclosure, this showerhead was gifted to me by the lovely peeps at Brizo faucet a few years back. It’s our style, works great and we love it so it’s moving with us. The center portion pops out for hand held function. It comes in chrome (above) and polished nickel. Brizo is a part of Delta Faucets offering some really cutting edge design options but I actually love what Delta offers in their main line and it’s what we chose for the shower and sink faucets.
We went with a single hole/handle model as it is what will work with our furniture vanity which is pre drilled and looks like this.
It comes with matching mirror and is a high gloss white finish which will look great with the shiny shower tiles. Furniture vanities can be a great solution if they work with your space as you have the counter top and sink already done and included in the total price of your vanity. The shower also will have the matching Vero design. I love the Vero styling because it incorporates square clean lines as well as the softness of the circle. I want it all!
We didn’t want to sacrifice any precious space for a shower bench but a girl’s gotta shave her legs, right? I plan to get this cute shower stool. I love the fact that you can move it.
So now for the toilet. As Joe so accurately pointed out, we did not, in fact, end up with a skirted toilet. I thought that’s what we ordered but it wasn’t. I’m okay with this and truthfully just thrilled to have a Toto toilet. It is, however, a compact model just perfect for small spaces with a tank that measures just 14 1/2″. Incidentally, we also had an outlet put in right next to the bowl for a future Washlet and if you don’t know what that is you should and you can read all about it here.
Since storage is at a premium we’re going to include this mirrored medicine cabinet over the toilet.
Last but certainly not least is the light. I thought this lovely fixture was just the right style and size to illuminate this artful mini master bath.
The barn door was an excellent solution for two doors that didn’t get along very well! So there you have it! Please feel free to comment. I’d love to hear your thoughts and don’t forget to subscribe to the blog for more tips tricks and some upcoming behind the scenes revelations of this Artful Kitchen designer. xoxo
Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.