Thursday, April 21, 2011


It may be a bit unseemly to do a post on lavatory fixtures; but since I haven't had much to praise lately here inside Hellwood, it's amazing how a functioning toilet can help flush away a bad mood.

It's great that the electric issues are getting straightened out, and now I no longer have to use a pail of water to flush the toilet.
I love the design of the Kohler Hatbox toilet; but it does require an electric connection in order to activate the flushing mechanism.
Ours was defective (what else is new?) and Kohler had to send a rep, to switch out some parts.

What I love about this toilet, is that the simple and elegant style not only makes it easy on the eyes; it makes it easy to clean! At the risk of being indelicate; it's also the most comfortable model I have ever encountered. And being that I'm also concerned about our guests comforts, I put one in the main powder room too.

The Hatbox toilet is certainly a splurge, so it was great to have saved a on another important fixture; the sinks.
I had practically driven myself crazy looking for the perfect sink. I couldn't make a commitment; but upon learning the cost of the Quartz counter material, I made up my mind pretty darn fast.
I couldn't be happier with my choice! This sink is an absolute pleasure to use. It is such a great design; I can't believe this "Ledges" sink,is one of Kohler's lower priced models.
The ledges come in very handy to place your toilette articles while you carry out your various routines. I can imagine someone who wears contact lens, finding this sink a dream.
It's large enough that you don't find water splashing all over the place, and I never have to wipe up the counter afterwards.

Every time I use this sink, I never fail to say to myself, "I love this sink."

Too bad I can't say the same about this house!

The photo below was added for my friend, whose wonderful blog; Architect Design, has given me much information, and inspiration. I took his good advice and had the column bases painted back to black.
Thanks, AD!


LPC said...

Well done on the pillar change. The black base is much nicer.

memolline said...

That is a very handsome commode and I'm glad to hear that it is comfortable as well. The sink is a brilliant idea too.

memolline said...

Love the toilet and I'm glad to hear it's comfortable too. The sink is very good looking too and nice to hear it contains all the splashes.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Sorry you're having so many problems with your new house! It can be so frustrating!
Loving the new column bases :-)

theduchessofH said...

Thanks, LPC and Memolline. I'm cringing to think I published such a distasteful post title.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

You're so welcome! as a contact len's wearer (you have to be in the 'inner circle' to ever see me in my glasses!) those sinks sound marvelous! Less splashes on the counter, an added bonus. It always takes awhile in a new house to work out the kinks (why are there always kinks?) but after all the hard work you put in designing the house -it will pay off soon -i promise!!!