After making a decision that the kids needed separate bathrooms we have been planning, choosing and deciding which items most fit our tastes, lifestyle in the room we are creating. You might have read that I hired my husband to do this DIY installation, and together we are working through all the trials and tribulations of bathroom installation together. Imagine how excited I was to use KOHLER products for every facet of our bathroom product installation(squealing here!).
We have started with a cement floor, some plumbing and a few walls that need finished. Bathroom installation requires a lot of pre-work, including laying the room out, figuring out how much room you have for the toilet, sink, and shower/bath as well as storage area. We have done all the pre-work and shopped till we dropped and now installation time is here. As we assemble the items, I just have to share them with you as they are nothing short of stunning as well as durable; then again they are KOHLER and KOHLER always makes a BOLD great look in any room its products grace! Do you know what a vanity is? I actually always referred to a vanity, as the whole sink and cabinetry, however, in this case the vanity is not one with the sink basin, they are 2 separate units. The vanity is the cabinetry that holds and supports the actual sink basin and often it conceals the plumbing. However, the sink I have chosen, does not enclose the plumbing, in fact it will show off the plumbing(adding to it’s nostaligic look) and the storage offers is through a shelf as well as a drawer. Another important feature, that is not always true-to-tale on all brands but definitely reigns true with KOHLER is moisture-resistant composition as this is going in a bathroom.
We have chosen a KOHLER, Bancroft® Petite Vanity because I fell in love with the very square, farmhouse look from the early American days with a design reminiscent of the 1900’s. The sink basin(a separate purchase) rests on top, with an opening between a shelf at the base and a drawer with a great knob, perfect for essentials in the bathroom. In my mind, the time period boasted a need for durable, long-lasting pieces and in my era(now) I am in need of a quality vanity that will stand up to a lot of use, and moisture as this will be a highly used room for the kids! The black color leaves the lines cool, clean and crisp and I love the white basin contrast for how it simply finishes the look and leaves it bold, as black and white are bold colors to deck out any room. The strength of this piece is in how solid it is, I am not kidding you when I say one of these legs(pillars) could totally knock a baseball out of the park as it is heavy, and solid. I am thinking with little boys, who will turn into big boys one day, this is the perfect choice for how strong it is.
When I initially saw this vanity, it was kind of like buying that pair of shoes, I just knew I could work from this piece forward. The vanity becomes the centerpiece of the room and it was easy to work from the vanity to all the other items I chose for installation like the style of the toilet, and shower. The vanity truly is the starting point and sets the style of the room, just like a good pair of shoes can help you find an outfit.
As for Specs on this particular sink: Bancroft® is crafted with a very smooth-to-touch birch woods construction and some veneers. The look may remind you of vintage-like furniture. I love it because vanity has a moisture-resistant finish and since it is in a bathroom that will have a shower/tub that is very necessary. The drawer on the bottom of the vanity if just perfect for storing those everyday items you want out of site or even spare rolls of tissue. The Height 31-3/4″ x Width 22-1/8″ x Depth 21-7/8″.
The assembly on this was a snap and you can see what my husband has to say about putting this together as he did it in minutes. You can see how easy this is to put together on my YouTube station as we put it together while I was videoing. This is a functional, single basin vanity, waiting to be put to through the rigors of everyday life, and that is up and coming! Get Bold with KOHLER products.