We’re now just 1 week away from the reveal of my Spa-Inspired Guest Bathroom Makeover for the One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling It Home! There’s still lots of details to be done but I’m so relieved with all the progress during Week 5, which I’m sharing today on the blog.
Today’s post is sponsored by American Standard, with all opinions being my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make Beauteeful Living possible. Affiliate links are also provided in post. See disclosure here.Week 1 (Bathroom Before) // Week 2 (Gray and White theme) // Week 3 (New Wall Paint) // Week 4 (Updates to Refresh Guest Bath // Week 5 (You are here) // Week 6 (The Room Reveal)
The biggest reason why I decided to revamp our guest bathroom had to do with a 6 letter word. T.O.I.L.E.T. It’s the hardest working fixture in our home, given its frequency of use.
For what we put it through (oh, let the bathroom puns begin…), I regret the mistake of getting a toilet based on looks alone, when we first renovated our bathroom 7 years ago! The main gripes I had with our old toilet centered around its poor flushing system (i.e. required frequent cleaning) and how often the valve got stuck (i.e. water kept running). Fortunately, there are so many options for toilets these days that work well and look good. This time around, I decided to go with a different brand. With its reputation for quality, design, and continuous research efforts, I chose to go with American Standard.
After reading about it in ads and doing my own research, I became especially impressed with the VorMax technology offered by American Standard. With an array of options available, I ultimately selected the Ultima VorMax model. The tank and bowl come in separate pieces.
Highlights on how American Standards’ VorMax collection stands out from the competition:
VorMax Flushing Technology
Unlike traditional toilets, the VorMax flush uses 70% of the 1.28 gallons of water to rinse the bowl clean and 30% of the water to siphon and remove waste. This results in a much cleaner toilet bowl (water released to the rim offers greater scrubbing power). This feature alone is enough to sway me. I really dislike the way most toilets just have water seeping down versus having it swirl around the bowl to clean up residue.
Let’s now look at our newly installed toilet!
You can probably tell that this toilet seat isn’t like most. It has BUTTONS! Why?
This is a bidet seat!
Now that bidet seats are available, I envision more households having the bidet feature. With this bidet seat, you no longer have to contend with space constraints! And if you don’t fancy a traditional bidet fixture in your bathroom (I’m not a fan), this seat is the perfect alternative without compromising its hygienic benefits! Here are some product highlights:
Advanced Clean AC 1.0 SpaLet Bidet Seat Features (More Info here.)
- Two Self-Cleaning water spray nozzles for cleansing
- Adjustable Heated Seat: 3 preset and 2 additional custom settings
- Adjustable Water Controls: Adjustable pressure and temperature
- Deodorizer with easy to access and clean charcoal filter cartridge (approximately 10 years)
- Slow-close seat and lid for user convenience
- One-push Removable Seat for easy bowl and seat cleaning
- One-touch power save (8 hours)
- Side panel operation
The cleaning valves are all tucked into this seat. Isn’t that incredible?! The heated seat feature will be a huge plus for us in winter months since our guest bath is much colder than our bathroom upstairs.
Simply flip the seat cover down and it slowly closes. My kids get a kick out of watching the cover close…”slow-mo” style! 🙂
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In other One Room Challenge update news…
We got our wall cabinet installed the other day. I assembled this all by myself! See the gap between the cabinet and toilet? I’ll have a little shelf there installed for decorative items.
Our new mirror is also hung. Can’t wait to show you the entire thing next week!
We now have a handheld shower head in our guest bath! This is so much more versatile than a fixed shower head.
Here’s a peek at something I created as wall decor. Since he’s the only boy in our home, I’m totally calling my hubby out!
Before I go, I’d like to extend a big “thank you” to the lovely folks at American Standard for the wonderful products featured in today’s post and for their sponsorship of my guest participation in this challenge!Don’t forget to check out the projects from these 20 designers here and the guest participants here. What do you think about our new toilet and bidet seat? Questions about today’s post? Please leave in comments below. So excited for next week’s reveal!