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Bathroom Vanities etc

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Postby SIB723 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:35 pm

We're in the market for the same. We found a cabinet maker who will build it for us to our specification.

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Postby Connie » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:56 am

I've been searching the web for vanities as well, but there isn't much on the market that matches our taste. Most of them look as if they were made for Louis XIV :roll: , the very few sleek ones are extremely expensive.

Personally, I came to the conclusion that 1) if become rich somehow (not very likely), I'll have them custom made or chose (but that's more contemporary than MCM modern) and 2) if we are still on a budget, I'll buy IKEA kitchen base cabinets and modify the depth. That is possible, just recently I read about it somewhere ... maybe on http://www.ikeafans.com/ - but can't find it anymore.

Homeclick.com is also an interesting source for sinks, faucets, accessories, toilets etc. In another bathroom thread some wrote about their experience with Homeclick.

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Postby Chimay » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:00 am

As Tiki mentioned, we went with the floating cabinet look for our master bathroom vanity, and used IKEA doors from hanging wall cabinets, and built the cabinet boxes ourselves so that they'd have enough depth (otherwise, IKEA wall cabinets are too shallow, and floor cabinets are too long and don't provide the floating look). We just asked a carpenter to build our cabinets to fit the doors we ordered from IKEA, with the proper depth. It was a very economical solution.

If we had a larger budget, we may have opted for another solution, such as KERF (www.kerfdesign.com), but they are considerably more expensive.

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There are also local cabinet makers in San Diego who can build similar custom things (mgmcabinets.com). They did beautiful work for the Craig Ellwood restoration here, but their bid for our home was about $9K to build the vanities for both the master and the guest bath.

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Postby Chimay » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:07 am

Most of you have seen this before (and I'm sure are tired of seeing it by now!), but I got a couple of private messages requesting photos. So here's the hybridized IKEA vanity in question, for reference...

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Postby Joe » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:20 am

I really like the KERF stuff. If I was building new, they'd get some of my business. :wink:

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Postby Chimay » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:42 am

Yes, I think their stuff is great. They are based in Seattle, I think. They are willing to do custom orders, as well.
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Postby tikiyaki » Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:46 pm

What I'd really like to do is an outdoor kinda bathroom....I'd like to have a concrete sink and vanity---one molded piece. I'd also like to incorporate redwood into the scheme somewhere, and maybe do slate in the shower. I've been really into redwood lately, and I think it would be cool in the bathroom, if applied the right way. I like the small mosaic tiles like the bisazza ones, but all that grout...oy vay...cleaning !

I like what these folks did wit their Eichler...

http://www.totheweb.com/eichler/e_house ... _2004.html

It has a very indoor/outdoor feel to it.

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They introduced many oriental or polynesian elements. I learned from some of my older neighbors that my house originally had all polynesian furniture and elements - the actual remaining design motifs are all oriental, cut I can see where the borders bleed. I wish I had a photo of the giant Tiki that originally stood guard next to the driveway - some day he will return!

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this is a modern vanity, for what I condsider to be reasonably priced...


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Postby Chimay » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:52 pm

When we were in Paris last June, we saw these vanities for sale at the Habitat store (Terence Conran's long-standing chain of modern design stores in the UK and Europe) for about $700 each. The wood is solid oak - not veneer.

Looks just like Agape or something. I know many of you purists out there don't like vessel sinks, and some of the 'cooler than thou' have already declared them passé, but I still really like them and think they will have an enduring presence):

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Why is it that the Europeans are the only ones who have figured out how to do affordable modern stuff anymore!?! Walking around the Conran and Habitat shops there, I was green with envy. It fills the gap nicely between IKEA and Design Out of Reach. But since we don't have them here, it's very frustrating.
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Postby maryanne5555 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:49 pm

I want to purchase the new Kraftmaid Venicia line, but the installer and sales person tell me I cannot float cabinets on the bathroom wall...that the counters will be too heavy. Can someone help?

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Postby Chimay » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:10 pm

I'm with Meade on this one. Your salesperson and installer sound like they're not terribly bright, because they're assuming you just plan on fastening the cabinets to the wall without any additional bracing or support. If you did that, then it souldn't be able to support your countertop or sinks, etc. But all you need to do is add additional support brackets attached to the studs in the wall. You can also add triangular or "L" brackets underneath your cabinets. They won't be seen if they're underneath your cabinets, either, unless you're on your hands and knees. But that's a less elegant solution than what Stephen is talking about doing. So it does sound like you need a new installer who's capable of thinking outside the box (pun intended) a little bit. .

Incidentally, we also have wall-mounted toilets in our house, and they manage to support everyone's weight just fine!
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Postby egads » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:23 pm

It may be that it's because it's a krafttmaid thing. Most of their line would not be adaptable to wall mounting. Note the Chimay pictures above. Those are strong boxes. Screwed or otherwise mounted to a sutable wall would work fine with such a custom made thing. However, trying to make a cabinet that was made to sit on the floor float on the wall will not work. Just like the installer said.

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Postby TOMINOC » Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:00 pm

I had a local cabinetmaker build me a four foot wide 2 door front/no drawer cabinet i used for a floating vanity-they also stained it and gut on the hardware/handle pulls. I bought a Kohler square sink off e bay. Built the top out of plywood and faux granite formica. Total cost about $500.00............

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