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Prologue Kitchen Sink w/Work Surface

It’s nice that this sink has a work surface incorporated…would make for very easy cleanup.

* 18-gauge stainless steel
* No faucet hole drilling
* Undercounter installation
* Single basin with recessed wet work surface
* Custom fit cutting board and colander included

42″L x 18-3/4″W x 9-3/4″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $1425.00
Availability: Buy Prologue Kitchen Sink w/Work Surface here

Braille Tiles

Yes, yes, I know we’ve all seen this before, but:

1. I kinda forgot about them.
2. I think this is the first time I’ve actually seen them for sale.

description: This wonderful collection of furniture and accessories made its debut at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York this past May and received wonderful press and critical acclaim. Lolah is a year-old division of a 60-year old luxury yacht outfitter based in Canada.

Featured here is the Braille Tile series; language and design come together in this collection of 28 tiles reflecting the 26 characters of the Braille alphabet, as well as a blank tile and the Braille symbol for #. Each Braille Tile is composed of a cast polymer with a matte white gel-coat resin. Includes indentation on the back allowing these to hang with ease or, these can be glued to a surface for permanent installation.

Purchase Information:

Price: $46.00
Availability: Buy Braille Tiles here

Gabbiano Washbasin

I really love one unit designs, especially for the bath. This lovely piece is solid surface Corian and it includes a chromed open waste plug, soap holder, toothbrush holder and stainless steel towel ring. (Tap set and drain not included).

I feel like I slightly have to justify the price on this, because it is high. But if you were doing a regular bathroom, you would spend at least $5,000 on cabinets. So I figure us minimalist types can afford to splurge on a really big ticket item like this because we could pass on the wall of cabinets and maybe get one nice storage piece for <$200 if we were trying to be frugal. The impact will certainly be worth it. dimensions: width: 55" depth: 18.75" height: 10.5"

Purchase Information:

Price: $5,105.00
Availability: Buy Gabbiano Washbasin here

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Wet Cube Tub

I have fantasies about buying a large space and dividing it up to suit my needs. I think I just found my first piece that I could design the whole apartment around. I would definitely use privacy glass for the walls so the tub would be on display when not in use.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4016.00
Availability: Buy Wet Cube Tub here

Flavor Paper Wall Coverings

Miss Lady Grace from Design*Sponge has once again found some amazing wallpaper. Although they were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Katrina and are currently without water, gas, or electricity, they don’t anticipate any problem in being able to fulfill any orders.

“Flavor Paper will resume printing as soon as possible, most likely in early November. We are now taking orders in exile and prioritizing them by date placed. An investment in Flavor Paper will help us survive, support New Orleans artisans, and improve your space.

Our hearts go out to those affected by the recent events. It has been a very difficult time for everyone.”

Screens: 4
Colors Achieved: 5 to 6
Screen Repeat: 55 Inches
Pattern Repeat: 55 Inches
Side-to-side Match:
Half Drop
Bolt Length: 45 Feet

Purchase Information:

Price: $300
Availability: Buy Flavor Paper Wall Coverings here

Neutra Face

Custom House Numbers allows you to select virtually any font and they will create outdoor lettering for your address. It also allows you to select height, width and finish options, whether you want your numbers to be hollow or solid, etc. They have a pricing calculator so you can weigh your options without having to email someone everytime you change your mind. That’s a nice option.

More information:

View Neutra Face here

Pop Wall coverings

I found this today at Design*Sponge. I know there are lots of wall panel options today, but frankly, some of them are kinda cheesy and will look really funky in an “avocado green appliance” sort of way soon. But I believe that the pop wall panels are classic in the 60’s design sense and I think it would look great and textural on one wall perhaps in the living room or bedroom.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Pop Wall coverings here

‘Vapor’ Wallpaper

I love the subtle moodiness of the vapor wallpaper.

27″x15′

Purchase Information:

Price: $150
Availability: Buy ‘Vapor’ Wallpaper here

Conmoto Fire Support, 2 pc. Set

This fireplace support is so simple and beautiful it takes my breath away.

Purchase Information:

Price: $550
Availability: Buy Conmoto Fire Support, 2 pc. Set here

Great resource for Modern Baths

I just found a great resource for modern plumbing fixtures that are not too expensive. Usually when you buy plumbing (unless you buy it all in a vanity), you have to purchase the drains and everything in an a la carte fashion. So I went though and picked what I would want to buy if I were remodeling my bath. Which I just might.

Far left is the Luka Vessel Sink priced at $247. Middle top is the drain, priced at $34.95. Middle bottom is the p-trap, also priced at $34.95. The p-trap is the plumbing that carries the water from the drain to the plumbing behind the wall. Usually they are pretty unattractive, but I was pleasantly surprised to find one so nice for so inexpensive. Finally, far right is the Roma faucet priced at $119.

So far, your new bath vanity is costing you around $435. Now all you need is a piece of furniture to go below it. This all depends on the amount of space you’re working with. You could have your carpenter just build a nice floating vanity. Obviously, you’d want it to be structurally sound enough to hold the weight of the sink and all the pressure that comes with using a sink. Not to mention you’d have to treat the furniture piece it to deal with the moisture in the area.

Not a bad starting point for a vanity make-over.

More Ikea Hacks(?)

It’s that time of year again, for the Apartment Therapy “Smallest Coolest Apartments Contest”. One of my favorites this round is Victor & Soeun’s Romantic Loft.
It looks like their “pod” is made with a combination of translucent plastic and what looks to be the glass doors for the Akurum cabinets from Ikea*. This is a great solution for an enclosed room because the walls aren’t the standard 4-6″ thick and the translucence allows for privacy yet doesn’t close the space in.

$234.00 [link to retailer]

You can buy the doors separately in the kitchen department.

*Actually, on closer inspection, it looks like the hinges are on the outside, so they’re probably not the Akurum doors, but if you don’t have the stomach for making your own doors, they would be a quick and easy solution.

Purchase Information:

Price: $234.00
Availability: Buy More Ikea Hacks(?) here

Grey Design Studio Vanity

I’ve been drafting “the house I want to build” probably ever since I was a child. It changes slightly with each new drawing, but in the last 10 years, it has always featured a knoll-like credenza for the bath. It’s nice to know reality is finally catching up with my fantasy. Available in walnut, teak, maple, birch, fir, and cherry.

Materials: Top structured for sink cut-out. Solid veneer construction throughout. Adjustable shelves for all cabinets. Brushed chrome pulls and legs. Full extension drawer glides. Conversion varnish, satin clear.

Measurements H 30″ x W 71″ x D 20 – 23″

Purchase Information:

Price: $3450.00
Availability: Buy Grey Design Studio Vanity here

La Toscana wall mounted faucet & Duravit Vero Washbasin

Looking for a way to spruce up your bath? Here’s a nice little duo that’s sure to please the eye and bank account.

La Toscana wall mounted faucet, $282.39
Duravit Vero Washbasin, $348.75

(Link and price updated January 19, 2011. Thanks Josh!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $282.39
Availability: Buy La Toscana wall mounted faucet & Duravit Vero Washbasin here

Ebb Bathroom Concept

I’m speechless. Built in integrated tub, sink, toilet (not shown in detail) and shower (not shown in this version).

Pricing depends on configuration.

More information:

View Ebb Bathroom Concept here

Budget Bath Remodel

It doesn’t actually cost that much money to revamp your bath. For less than the cost of a good bedspread, you can increase the value of your property by several thousand dollars by doing a remodel, assuming you do it properly.

You will also have to find a vanity for your sink to rest on. There are several options available to you. If you opt for marble or some other stone countertop, the cost usually includes delivery, installation and drilling any holes that are required for plumbing. Or you can do what I did when I was looking for a marble table top which is ask if the stone suppliers have any scrap in stock. I was able to find a large piece that was from the cutout of a fireplace and saved about 70% that way.

*Please double check to make sure all the pieces work together and that you have the correct clearances on your vanity.

Purchase Information:

Price: $64.95
Availability: Buy Budget Bath Remodel here

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