We’ve just spent the last two days researching and choosing, or rather trying to chose, bathroom fittings for the house. Setting off with list and budget confident that we’d crack this in a couple of hours. After all, how difficult can it be to choose toilets, baths, showers and tapware.
After two days we’ve narrowed it down to about, hmm let me see, about 8 options for toilets, 4 types of baths, 5 washbasins and 5 showers. Oh yes and about 7 choices of taps! Now defeated on style and quality we need to get down to the nitty gritty the $s.
I had no idea that there was so much to choosing a toilet. Shape – round, square; Style – contemporary or traditional; Pan design – European small opening or Australasia wider opening not to mention whether it’s close coupled, back to the wall, wall hung or perhaps just a pan with concealed cistern. And, you can have standard seats or soft close. The myriad of features goes on and on!
Taps are a work of art in themselves and engineering that you would never imagine. Easy clean ceramics and soft close toilet seats all go towards making the choices harder and harder. Also, whether to buy kiwi made or imported, what might be the most environmentally friendly.
After all the procrastination we’ve passed back the wish list to the suppliers and will now sit back and see how much they all cost. Then it will be a careful balancing act of getting what we like with what we can afford.
It’s all been so exhausting its time for a break before we tackle the next decisions – tiles!