Name: Jeremy (a few comments under Darwinweim)
Location: Chicago, IL (Wrigleyville)
Amount Spent: New construction condo so no exact figure for the bathroom cost
The Blogcast Interview:
Jeremy was traveling and not available for his big audio moment
The difference is in the STONE!
We purchased our vessel sinks and faucets from www.luxuryfacuets.com. They were much less expensive than any showrooms and we received them in less 4 days. The local kitchen and bath store was going to take 4 weeks!
All the lighting fixtures in our condo, including the bathroom fixtures, are from Lightology in Chicago (www.lightology.com). They may not be the least expensive, but their selection is amazing. If you happen to be in Chicago the showroom is a must see. We spent half the day in there picking out all our fixtures.
I think our bathroom rocks because of the stone. Really, the Durango Travertine is what makes this bathroom rock. Previous to our new condo we were renting and had a horrible bathroom with small brown tile and a drafty window. Now we have the look we always wanted.
In the process of purchasing the condo we were able to select the tile, countertop, sinks and faucets.
One tip is to cut out things you like from home magazines even if you aren't currently looking to redecorate or buy a new place. We loved going to coffeeshops and flipping through magazines dreaming about what we wanted someday. When the day finally came to be able to pick out our perfect bathroom we were able to picture exactly what we wanted.
Vessel sinks and natural stone were tops on the list. We haven't used the tub yet, but the shower is probably our favorite part of the whole place. We are lucky to have more space than most of the NY readers and more flexibility in decorating with new construction.
Thanks so much for your great site. I have been reading for the last few months and really enjoy it.