Jan 26, 2011

The El Pinko Plan

After a full year of tile and paint samples, endless tile and flooring stores and scouring every new and used (online and in the city) we have finally reached a consensus on El Pinko (she's thrilled). We are working with a few contractors on quotes as we speak and will get started this Spring.

Like the downstairs bathroom and kitchen, we will be balancing old with new, re-using whenever possible, retaining character defining elements (such as the pink fixtures) and using green whenever financially feasible. This restoration/renovation is also a balance of personalities. Hubs would prefer to gut and start over (read: get rid of pink fixtures) while I am skewed towards keeping allllll of it. So we met in the middle. Which is fair.

We are going to tile the entire back wall by the sink and surrounding the tub with this pretty little tile. The floor tile (not yet selected) will be some type of 12x24 grey ceramic deal-eo.

Inspiration for new floating vanity. Counter will be either caesarstone or Crystal Crete (in Crystal Clear). Vanity will be clad in similar coloured wood veneer (the real deal).

New undermount sink (I'm throwing in the towel for an old one) by Kohler (Ledges in Cast Iron - just like the bathtub) We'll have it colour matched by Granor Bath in Calgary who did our bathtub. The faucet is by Danze - Parma line in Chrome of course.

And some finishing details - Retro atomic starburst toothbrush holders which I hope to find on Ebay (image from Retro Renovation) and vanity door handle from Rejuvenation (already stored in my basement).
I've learned a lot from our previous restorations. Like investing in good quality faucets (Ikea should stick to furniture) and taking care of portions of the demo and final touches ourselves to save on costs. I also monitor waste to ensure that the everything that can be recycled is separated out. This annoys contractors immensely but Mother Earth is happy about it...

Will keep posted on new developments.



Laura said...

Sorry in advance for the clonky layout. It's like trying to add images in Word '97. Will fix shortly.

VoyageVixen said...

Love the door knob!

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