I'm really looking forward to getting rid of the blue toilet in the downstairs bathroom. But I hadn't come up with a concrete plan for what to do in there, once it was gone. I have a nice wood vanity in the storage facility that would fit and thought a white (aka boring) toilet would be fine.
And then, last week, I got a call from Heather at the local plumbing supply store, telling me they were having a floor sample sale and that I needed to come in right away and take a look.
Well, I can never pass up a big sale, so I was there about 15 minutes later. And I found this Toto suite with toilet, sink, faucets and towel racks. Even on sale, it was way above my usual price range (the toilet alone retails for over $900), but I really loved it. It was the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary, with its curved sleek lines. And frankly, the toilet made me think of George Jetson.
Now, some of you are probably too young to remember watching the Jetsons. But they were a staple of my childhood and I always loved the contemporary styling used in the show(of course I thought we'd all have a Rosie the Robot to clean our houses by now).
And as I started doing a little research on Toto, I discovered people are FANATICAL about their Toto toilets. They love them. And not just a little bit. They throw 'burn the plunger' parties when they install them. Seriously, with guests and food and drink (but they point out that they really don't get to test them until the next day). Odd idea for a party, but they obviously enjoyed themselves. And I was so intrigued, I've decided we need to have Toto toilets throughout the house. I'm curious. Do you have experience with a Toto toilet?
But this also meant we had to redo the plumbing (to accommodate the pedestal sink) and needed a new tile scheme. I found this great plank style marble flooring. With the clean, contemporary lines of the fixtures, I loved the juxtaposition of the new and the old.
We haven't really started this bathroom yet - it's the only one that works and we don't want to decommission it until one of the upstairs bathrooms is in working order. But I can't wait to get started!