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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Bathroom Progress - Vanity Marble Top & Splashback

As mentioned in the previous post, the vanity was purchased from Ikea as a 2 drawer unit without a top.

The unit is sold separately and designed to have a molded sink purchased separately and added to the unit.

Our plan was to use this unit and have a marble vanity top made, along with a splash back as below & a counter top basin.

I visited our marble supplier who we purchase our kitchen quartz from to choose from off cuts.

Choosing from off cuts means you can get a really good low price as they are generally unusable pieces and the price you pay basically covers the 
labour - cutting, polishing & fitting the marble.

I took a sample of our marble bathroom tiles and tried to match the marble as best as possible.

I was really lucky to find a very close match in off cuts to cover the amount of marble required for the job.

The basin was purchased from Bathstore on sale

We had originally purchased the larger rectangle size basin but when it arrived it was too big.

It took up most of the vanity top covering majority of the marble which defeated the purpose so we exchanged for the smaller square option which was perfect.

Because we were having a counter top basin we needed an extra tall tap.

We didn't have enough space to sit the tap behind the basin so planned to put the tap to the top right hand corner on an angle.

We then realised this wouldn't fit as I wanted to add a glass shelf just above the splash back, so it was either have no glass shelf or re-position the tap.

We ended up positioning the tap in the centre of the left hand side which actually works really well.

The top piece on the concealed toilet is also marble made to measure, as you can see the marble matches the tiles really well.

Glass shelf being installed just above the splash back

We bought the glass shelf from B&Q

The finished look