Monday, May 17, 2010

Pictures and a word about towel bars and empty spaces

I don't think I mentioned this, but if I had to do it all over again, I would tell the crew where the towel bars in the bathroom should be mounted - if even mounted at all.

All of the towel bars are 24", and they are all mounted above the toilets. If you are doing this in a bathroom with a shower, you don't want this towel bar above the toilet. There's not enough clearance for a standard bath towel to hang down without having 1/2 of it laying on top of the toilet tank. (see pic)

For the bathrooms without a shower, a 24" towel bar is too long (see pic), and also an inconvenience to have above the toilet. I prefer it on the wall next to the sink. My 4yr. old can't reach the towel when she's done washing her hands without pulling the whole towel off the bar.

We bought a small round hand towel holder for in our master bath.

**Also, by putting the towel bar above the toilet, you eliminate the space normally reserved for a wall cabinet. We went back to our friends at Alside to order matching (Timberlake oak Natural Finish) medicine cabinets for both of our full baths. We'll be removing the towel bar from it's current spot in the guest full bath that's above the toilet so we can mount the cabinet. We'll move that towel bar to the wall across from the toilet and then put a small round towel bar next to the sink like in the master bath.

We also ordered base cabinets for in our master bathroom. See the big, ugly, empty space below - it's 30" wide!

Next on my agenda was to install cabinets above the refrigerator. There's a HUGE space, 30"w x 24"d that is bare (this is a picture of the model - I didn't have one of our house). At the model, you can see they decided to decorate on top of the refrigerator, that's not quite my style. I'm all about function, purpose, and practicality. I want more storage!

Here's a picture of how ours now looks - with the exception of the missing door, it arrived damaged and we'll be getting a new one this week.

And here's something fun - cabinet knobs and pulls! I always find the coolest stuff at the best prices on eBay. I got 30 of these fleur di lis pulls for under $40 TOTAL!! I had the coolest pulls at our old house too, which was a eBay find. We're decorating the kitchen/morning room area in a Tuscan theme and we thought these fit that theme perfectly!


And lastly, here's our doggie doo-doo patch of grass!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

your fluer-de-lis are upside down!