I can't decorate to save my life -- need your bathroom ideas

jodokusFebruary 18, 2013

I've posted a picture that exactly mimics the layout of my disgusting little bathroom that sprung a leak and now needs stuff replaced that I can't afford to replace. The photo isn't my bathroom -- just the layout is the same.

First of all, I'm having a devil of a time finding a flat-sided 30" vanity at a reasonable price that will fit up against the wall. So many vanities now are furniture style with mouldings that just won't work. The vanity has to be flat on the side so it will sit flush with the wall. I did find one vanity that would work okay and was priced reasonably, but it is a cream color, and my toilet, tub, and paint trim are all stark white. Would the cream cabinet look bad with the white? I'm especially worried because the cabinet is perpendicular to the white door (about 2 inches separation.)

I saw some kashmir white granite that I really like, so I'm thinking of going with that for a top. I like light colors.

What floor tile would you suggest that would go with kashmir white granite vanity top?

Unfortunately, I can't replace the tub or tile around it as that's just not in the budget right now, so that will have to be done later. Is it hard to replace a tub down the road without having to again replace the floor?

I'd like the wall color to be a nice spa-like blue or bluish grey or bluish greenish grey.

I'm basically asking you to design a bathroom for me. I couldn't design anything to save my life. I have no talent for it and always make mistakes that I later regret. I can't visualize anything! This is why I'm so worried about the cream cabinet with everything else being white!

HELP! Thank you!

This post was edited by Jodokus on Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 18:48

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Here is the photo I alluded to above (I hope it comes through!)

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 6:47PM
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I would not put an off-white vanity with white and light gray granite.
The vanity does not have to be flush with the wall if the top is straight and extends past the moldings on the side of the vanity. I believe Home Depot sells a number of them- links below.
I think any combination of white or gray floor tile would look great with that granite and blue-gray walls.
Yes, it will be difficult to replace the tub later without damaging the floor, but it may be possible.

Here is a link that might be useful: HD vanities

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 12:08AM
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Thanks much for the advice. It sounds like I should scratch the idea of a white vanity. I do want one that is flush against the wall, though; otherwise, there will be a narrow crack between the wall and the vanity, a perfect place for spiders to set up shop. I try to make my house as inhospitable to spiders as I can!

I get so much anxiety over picking materials, what top, what floor, what color, etc. It's just awful! If only I could visualize in my head what everything will look like all together!

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 5:22PM
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You can put a filler between the vanity and wall.

A dark stained vanity looks very nice with grey/blue/green walls and white countertops. Look around on Houzz.com for color ideas. Search on your granite or wall color choice in the Bath photos. There are some nice baths with Sherwin Williams Rainwashed and SW Sea Salt.

You can order vanities through Lowe's and HD.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 8:29PM
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