Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Quest for Perfection Continues . . . .

The new bathroom vanity has to go back. I loved the colors, the old-fashioned faucet, the nickel finish, the size . . . . . but I've talked it over with my wife, and we've agreed that it's important to us that the shower door open more than ten degrees.

Damn, she's picky.

5 comments:

TattoedIntellectual said...

If you're looking at space issues have you thought about a pedestal sink, and then some sort of cabinet/shelf combo for all the things that get set on the vanity?

Don Gwinn said...

We have plenty of room if we just use an 18" vanity; I just got greedy. The best part was that it was on clearance, with the vanity, top, backsplash, faucet and supply lines in one box.

But the 18" piece we were going to get is on clearance too, and it's dirt cheap. The 18" piece fits between the end of the shower and the wall, so there are no space issues at all. And since it's a neo-angle shower, the shower won't get in the way of someone standing at the sink; it angles away.

I just had a severe lapse of common sense, that's all. We should be scrimping and saving on this room, if anything, because the downstairs bath is going to be a full-sized master bath that covers the size of this bathroom, the nursery next door, and the hallway outside both rooms.

TattoedIntellectual said...

Yeah, common sense kinda flies out the door when you step into the store to start picking things out. Doing my mother's bathroom was the absolute worst.

Don Gwinn said...

Well, I took that vanity back today, got a good simple one that will fit snugly in the corner, plus the lighting to go over the mirror, plus the recessed light and shower trim to go over the shower, plus a simple faucet without many crevices to accumulate toothpaste and shaving cream, plus some other stuff--and spent $20 less than the price of the vanity I returned.

Vanity, indeed.

The greedy mercenary sonsabitches sold the last in-stock Jacuzzi Perfecta just as I entered the plumbing department, but I'll snag one.
(The Perfecta has a 3-inch flush valve and is the shortest toilet Lowes stocks, front-to-backwise; it also costs less than half as much as turlets that only flush a little better.)

I have become very, very old.

Matt G said...

I remember when you used to write poems about love, and spoke excitedly of new guns, and eagerly looked forward to new and improved knives, and methods of making them.

GramPaw, tell a story about when you were little...