Can you mount shower fixtures on beveled tile? - We are renovating our master bath. I wanted beveled subway tile in the shower, but the folks at the tile center said that shower fixtures cannot be mounted directly onto that type of tile because there will be gaps. Clearly the fixtures in this photo are mounted on the beveled tile. Can you please help me with this issue? »
Love the carrara marble console sinks...but too risky?? - I LOVE the carrara marble console sinks, but every time I want to install something in carrara marble I am told, "Do not do it. It etches, it stains...and on and on." What is your experience and advice. I would like to do exactly what you did in my powder room, but do I have to run in after every guest to check my sink or floor out so it isn't ruined? »
1. Console sink. This type of sink is mounted on legs, exposing the plumbing underneath. From 1900-1920, the sanitary bath became very important, and the openness allowed for ventilation and thorough cleaning.
This one has a Cararra marble top, white porcelain under mount sink and chrome legs. The deck is wide enough to place toiletries. A beautiful crystal chandelier and sconces adds a touch of glam.
20. A vintage-inspired look made many want to save this luxurious bathroom photo in their ideabooks. The marble basket-weave tile on the floor creates a great bathmat effect. Houzz users also wanted to know all about the beautiful sconces and matching chandelier. Tell us: Which bathroom is your favorite?More: The Best Bathrooms of 2010See the all-time most popular bathroom photos on Houzz
2. Shrink your storage. We aren't opposed to vanities, especially in bathrooms where storage is at a premium, but when it comes to taking advantage of every square inch of visual space, sometimes sacrificing storage makes sense. Pedestal or open-leg sinks can have a vintage appeal, and they don't block the eye one bit. As a bonus, in a smaller space, working in double sinks sans cabinet can be much more doable than making room for a double vanity.