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May 1, 2010 / mish

two people = two sinks

When we purchased the house, we were just excited to have two bathrooms. And when it came time to find a new sink for the master bath, the prospect of two sinks was just too good to be true. As described in our post about the bathroom demolition, we found the perfect sized double sink with IKEA’s Braviken Series. We did think about knocking down the wall between the toilet and sink area to make the area look larger, but something about the old school look of the separation appealed to us. It was kind of nice having a semi separating wall.

Revealing this project is a pretty big deal to us, it’s our first attempt at full on demolition and creation, and we are pretty excited about how it turned out. Hope you like it too!

Paint Color, Gallery White by Behr (purchased in Glidden) Shower Tile, 6×8 White Dal Tile (Home Depot)
Floor Tile, 4×4 Grey Tile (Home Depot)
Shower Faucet, Pegasus (Home Depot)
Backsplash, Otego Black Tile (Natural Stone Outlet)
Sink, Braviken (IKEA)
Sink Faucet, Dalskar (IKEA)
Cabinet, Godmorgon Sink Cabinet (IKEA)
Shower Curtain, Waffle X-Long (Target)
Towel Rack, Molger (IKEA)
Toilet Roll Holder, Molger (IKEA)



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  1. Eric @ Flavorspaces / Sep 14 2010 11:18 am

    After seeing the before and after pics I had to do a little searching to find the post where you revealed the bathroom fully and all I can saw is WOW. You guys did a great job with the bathroom. I love all the materials and the double sink is way cool! I want one for my master bathroom…

    • mish / Sep 14 2010 11:30 am

      Thanks Eric! Sorry about the bad navigation- I will need to work on that…. Thanks for your nice comments, we really are enjoying the space now!

      • Eric @ Flavorspaces / Sep 15 2010 8:59 am

        Oh no your navigation is fine. It’s just that I don’t know how to navigate around a site 🙂

      • mish / Sep 15 2010 9:08 am

        I added some links on the Before and After Page so it’s easier to connect to the posts about each room. I am glad you said something because I think this will make it easier:) thanks!

  2. Eric @ Flavorspaces / Sep 15 2010 9:24 am

    Cool. I checked it out and that looks great! Glad I could inadvertently help 🙂

  3. Karrie / Sep 15 2010 5:46 pm

    I love the tiles behind the sink, not to mention the sink itself!
    What made you decide to tile most of the back wall of that area? (or at least it looked like you did?) Were you comtemplating pedestal sinks?

    • mish / Sep 15 2010 7:28 pm

      Hi Karrie! Well the tiles came in squares, and yes a lot of that beautiful tile is covered by the sink- but we did leave a big hole in the middle which saved us about four squares of the tiles where the plumbing is. And because I am neurotic, I wanted to be able to see the tile on the floor level from the master bedroom. We also thought that since the sink is slightly smaller than the space, you would be able to see the tiles on each side. But that ended up not being true. In hindsight, we probably could have just done one row at the top and saved ourselves the trouble and the money…but to make excuses- there was a minimum amount of tiles we could order. Another lesson learned I suppose…good question! Thanks for reading!

  4. Jennifer / Oct 17 2010 7:43 pm

    Love your re-do! I have what may be a silly question…. I noticed that you only had 1 hot and 1 cold water line in the pictures. Were you able to use a double sink without re-plumbing 2 separate water lines?

    I just bought the same sink/cabinet combo and I’ve been freaking out reading all the negative comments on other sites…. Are you still pleased with your choice?

    Jennifer Griffin

    • mish / Oct 17 2010 8:55 pm

      Hi Jennifer! Not a silly question at all. We were wondering the same thing when we started the whole reno. Turns out that you do not have to re-pipe for 2 separate water lines. We bought a T-fitting at Home Depot that splits the water lines into two.

      The only problem we did run into is that the left bottom shelf was too close to our water pipe, since it came away from the wall, instead of perpendicular with the wall. We had to do a little ikea hack, and cut a portion of the drawer smaller. It’s a little hard to explain, but let me know if you have that problem too, there is definitely a work around to it.
      We are very happy with our sink/cabinet combo. We haven’t had any problems with leaks or clogs. Good Luck with your install and let us know if we can help in any other way!

  5. vanessa / May 17 2011 12:50 pm

    This is an amazing makeover too!! Once again I love all the dark tile. It was a little freaky to read the demo post, it looked JUST like our bathroom. Crazy and so cool how they turned out so differently!

  6. mariahdub / Aug 10 2011 10:41 am

    great job on the remodel! my husband and I also recently bought a house in LA and the bathroom was the first thing we tackled. We used a similar ikea sink, but went for the one bowl in the center with counter space on the sides. So far we’re quite happy with it and love the drawer space below the sink.

    • mish / Aug 10 2011 11:04 am

      Thanks Mariah! Yes, we are very happy with the sink as well. There is so much drawer space, that it makes up for the lack of counter space. And we like to keep it clear anyways….

  7. Suzanne LeMehaute / Jan 7 2012 8:15 pm

    So happy to found your blog. My husband and I just purchased and doing a full Reno on a 900 sq ft round tree house and I LOVE the braviken/godmorgan sink combo… Like one of the other posters had asked- how is your sink holding up? The finish of the sink and the quality of the cabinetry? What about the plumbing? Still secure and working? Lucklily we are redoing all the plumbing so I think we can adjust what is need to make the sink work but just wanted to get one last review before making the Ikea haul. Thanks for your time!

    • mish / Jan 12 2012 8:40 am

      Hi Suzanne! Thanks for reading! We are really happy with our choice of the Godmorgon and Braviken sink. We have had no issues with the plumbing and the cabinetry looks as good as new! The countertop was all good up to a few months ago, I did seem to drop some makeup on the countertop and it has left a small light yellow stain. I haven’t tried to bleach it yet but I am hoping that maybe that would help. I don’t want to use anything too harsh as it seems quite sensitive.
      I imagine you purchased the sink by this point? Hope it is working out well!!!

      • Suzanne / Jan 12 2012 7:21 pm

        Thanks so much for the feedback. Heading to Ikea tomorrow to purchase – yay!

  8. Gretchen / Apr 15 2013 10:57 am

    Is this the 55 1/8″ wide version of the Braviken double sink?

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  10. allie / Jun 21 2013 6:28 am

    I am considering buying this sink from ikea.. do you find that the basin is too shallow and water splashes everywhere? beautiful reno!


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