Monday, March 7, 2011

Meet TOTO!

Slowly but surely our new bathroom is moving right along.  You can see our new bathroom's beginning here.  The shower and floor tilework is done, the bead board is up, and yesterday MacGyver husband installed TOTO!


To tell  you the truth, when we went to the store to order TOTO, I wasn't exactly super excited about spending this much money on a toilet.  I mean, how exciting can a toilet be?   Even though I put a bow on it for you, a toilet is still a toilet!  However, I have discovered that this creme de la creme of toilets is rather fabulous.  It is skirted and is coated with a special glaze that keeps debris from sticking, which makes cleaning easier.  On top of all that, a TOTO doesn't use as much water as traditional toilets do. Since this is a bathroom for the kids and guests, only the best will do!

When we were at the store picking up TOTO, we also ordered a carrera marble countertop for the sink console.  My dear MacGyver husband will be building a sink console to look like this...

Yes, it's everyone's favorite...Pottery Barn.  Everyday I keep looking, but they have yet to have a 90% off sale!!  At over $1600, I just can't afford the real thing.  Thank goodness for my wonderful MacGyver husband and his excellent woodworking skills! 

Next up, we still need to install the shower fixture, finish the beadboard trim, finish the cabinet, and install light fixtures.  I am really looking forward to getting this done so that a new kitchen can come next!  Stay tuned!

28 comments:

  1. Love your floor; super gorgeous!

    Sue
    xo

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  2. It's really coming together nicely. Can't wait to see the next phase.

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  3. That PB chest of drawers is gorgeous! Lucky you to have such a talented hubby!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  4. That bow is too cute! Wow! You really have a lot of projects going on at your house. Your floor is beautiful. Can't wait to see the sink console! I have a photo of a toilet that is going to top the TOTO. Check my blog in a couple of days! But I like your TOTO the best.

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  5. Very cute! I love your mosaic tile floor! Can't wait to see more!

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  6. I have a thing for TOTO! I especially love the soft close lids (did you get those?). I really like where you are going with your re-do... lovely:)

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  7. What a neat toilet. I always hate cleaning that part of the toilet by the bottom where it turns around. This makes so much more sense. And I still love that floor.

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  8. I love the bead board. I think it always gives such a cozy, cottagy feel to a room, especially a bath. And I love a vanity/sink that looks like a piece of furniture. This is going to be one AWESOME bathroom!

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  9. your bathroom is awesome! it looks kinda like mine :) maybe that's why i like it!! ha!

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  10. Hehe! I love the bow! The bathroom looks like it is coming along beautifully! I love the beadboard.

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  11. Love it! toto is really cute but the tile is amazing Heather. It's going to be amazing!
    Kim:)

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  12. loved the black bow... didn't hotels used to put a piece of paper around the toilet lid to signify it hadn't been used?
    what an amazing husband... talents abound in your family! (husband, mom, dad, kids, YOU)... no wonder your house is so lovely!

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  13. I just found your blog and have become your newest Follower. It was fun going back through your posts and seeing what you have done to your home. I love the dust ruffle you made! We live in an 1830 farmhouse...always a work in progress...so I will enjoy following along with your projects and getting some good ideas from you that I can try in our old place!
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  14. Hey Heather! Thanks for popping into my blog which in turn brought me to yours!! I am just about to do a bathroom gut job so this post certainly comes in handy! I love the bow you put on the toilet...almost looks to nice to...well, you know!

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  15. Just like you, I am so glad to have the bathroom model behind us so that we can get to the kitchen! I have dreamed of a new kitchen for so long... We will have to comfort each other when our kitchens are torn apart while trying to navigate all the storage boxes everywhere else!

    I love the flooring in your bathroom...and I can't wait to see the finished cabinet and sink!

    Many remodel hugs!
    Cindy

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  16. Looking good!! the floor is lovely, and the cabinet project surely will add to the room! Good work!! very nicely done.
    have a lovely day!

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  17. Your toto looks wonderful with a bow maybe that would help mine look better lol!! ...Your bathroom looks like it is coming along very nicely love the tile ;D and If pottery barn is ever having a 90% off sale please let me know :D ~Have a wonderful week Love Heather

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  18. Wow it looks great so far!
    Love your tile! Your vanity is going to look awesome in there.
    Yeah, toilets are not much fun are they!
    Prim Blessings! Robin

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  19. Your bathroom tile is stunning! That is exactly what I want for our remodel down the road. We have a low flow toilet, as well. They are wonderful with kids. Can't wait to see this room finished.
    Have a great week! :) ~M

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  20. I HAVE that tile in the upstairs bath, and it's original, love it, and love yours! Did you say the toilet is treated to stay clean at the bottom? My knees are intrigued.

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  21. I'm so excited for you Heather. Your bathroom is turning out beautifully. Love, love, love the floor. I think I told you before...it's the exact same tile I want for mine. Cannot wait to see it all done. In the mean time enjoy TOTO...hee,hee,hee. Have a sweet day. Oh, and thank you so much for your birthday wishes.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  22. TOTO is pretty! Can't wait to see the finished room. Glad things are moving along for you.

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  23. Very nice bow! i love your floor I am impatient to see the rest of the room.

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  24. Pottery Barn is great for dreams, isn't it? I've never been able to afford the furniture there, but I do love wandering around, thinking wishfully.

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  25. That floor is just to die for, absolutely love it! I can see why you would splurge a bit on a toilet, it's an important investment.

    I love that bedskirt too, the fabric is just too pretty!
    ~Michelle

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  26. Heather,
    your bathroom is coming along wonderfully! Love the bead board and tile! How lucky you are to have a MacGyver husband! FYI, when I was in my 20's, waitressing in a restaurant in Costa Mesa, I waited on the real MacGyver when he came in for a late lunch on his way to the beach. Due to the off hour, he was the only one in there and we all did our best not to act like star struck teenagers! He was still on General Hospital at the time, was very nice and very cute!
    Rebecca
    PS. They grow up so fast, mine are 25, 21, and 19.

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  27. Hi Heather! Everything is looking so gorgeous and I absolutely love how wide your baseboards are. We just finished putting up beadboard in the kids bathroom so great minds must think alike! :-)
    Vanessa
    P.S. Cannot wait to see how the vanity turns out!

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  28. Hi!
    Tammy from Beatrice Banks sent me over because I am looking for a new toilet! She told me about your post. How is the Toto working out?
    Besides that, I am glad I stopped over because I love your blog! The beadboard looks great!

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