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Basement Bathroom / Powder Room

March 23, 2012

We finished the bathroom a few weeks ago, but I hadn’t taken the time to take a decent picture.   Here are the results:

I’ve always liked the look of pedestal sinks in powder rooms, but in this case we needed something with at least a bit of storage.  We got this console sink (American Standard “Retrospect”) on Amazon which I think is a great middle ground — the look of a pedestal sink with a shelf to store a few necesseties, and the added bonus of a built-in towel bar in the front.  On the downside, all of the plumbing is clearly visible, and getting brushed nickel parts –trap, valves, escutcheons, etc. — was both a bit challenging and expensive — but I think it looks great in the end.    (The console has a glass shelf on the bottom which I haven’t put in place yet).

The toilet in the picture is actually a floor-mounted, back-outlet toilet from American Standard (the “Yorkville”).  Aside from (again) having some difficulty finding parts to finish the plumbing, we’re very happy with how it looks — and I think having the plumbing on the wall (as opposed to in the floor) added a lot of flexibility to location and avoided the time, expense, and mess of cutting into the floor.

We are planning on putting up a chair rail and either wall-papering or painting above it to add some interest. 


Our inspiration for the bathroom (and a lot of the overall look of the basement, actually) comes from season 1 of Sarah Richardson’s “Sarah’s House” — in particular she sparked the idea of a console sink with a table beneath it.  Here’s a picture of her basement powder room.  How’d we do?


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