Basement Laundry Room

The Laundry Room Sink

While I was out having a baby, the basement has been inching toward completion. The laundry room sink went in last Monday, but the contractor used PVC pipes underneath. I had to go ask him if he could change them to chrome, and he looked at me like I was a little nuts. I just want some pretty pipes — is that so weird? (Yeah, probably.)

I last saw the sink Tuesday morning, a few hours before I went into labor. I’m supposed to be taking it easy and avoiding stairs, so I hadn’t been back down to the basement until today. The pipes had been switched out and the chrome looks so much better! Of course, I realized after coming back up and looking at the photos that I snapped that I completely missed the underside of the sink. There are still a lot of tools in the way, and I had August in my arms, so I couldn’t get a good angle. You can see one of the faucets here though.

Looking good so far! Now if we could just move this project along…

Thank you, Vintage Tub & Bath, for providing the sink and faucets.

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  • Tanya from
    February 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Yay! Looks gorgeous. So excited to see the finished room. Am immeasurably jealous :)

  • jbhat
    February 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Forget the sink, even though it’s pretty cute. Let’s see a shot or two of that other project…you know…the baby. Or maybe the baby IN the sink!

    • Desiree Fawn
      February 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Haha, I second this comment! (But, I mean, the sink is really rad too!)

    • Making it Lovely
      February 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      You guys are funny. Here I was thinking I should show something besides the baby!

  • Danielle
    February 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Sink looks fab and I am glad you had him switch out the pipes!! When do you think you will show off August’s nursery?

    • Making it Lovely
      February 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm

      Eleanor is still in there. We can’t get started on the new nursery until we can move the studio down to the basement to make room for Eleanor’s new bedroom.

  • A
    February 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Curious…was it more expensive to have it replaced with chrome? I keep thinking that it’s done automatically but I guess not. Sink looks great!

    • Making it Lovely
      February 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      It costs more than PVC, but it’s not terribly expensive.

  • Kerry
    February 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    The pipes MUST be chrome! I completely get this.

  • Katrina
    February 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I love the sink and faucet you choose! Perfect. Again congrats on your baby!!

  • Anne @Its a Baltimore Life
    February 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I love chrome pipes on sinks that are exposed beneath. They are a little bit harder to work with since you dont use glue like on the PVC but they look so nice!

    A – I have had to replace my chrome pipes on my pedestal sink in my half bath and I just picked up some replacements at Home Depot for a couple bucks!

  • Heidi S.
    February 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I have to laugh about your nonchalant, “while I was out having a baby”. :)

    I totally agree about the chrome pipes! I didn’t realize that you have a window in front of your laundry room sink. Now I am even more jealous!

    I hope you and your family are enjoying some lovely bonding time together!

  • Jen @ das Sushi
    February 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I assume that is an ironing board, but it looks like a very slinky lady (or A Christmas Story lamp) is creeping into your photo.

    I love the sink and I bet the chrome pipes look fantastic!

    • Making it Lovely
      February 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      Yes, it’s an ironing board. I like your ideas better though. ;)

  • Katrina
    February 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    A toddler, a baby, work on the basement and you still have time to post for me? I am so proud! :)

    Check out my Free Printable for your reward! It’s Pink ;)

  • Amy Vermillion
    February 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    The fact that anything got done “while you were out having a baby” is amazing to me. Looks great so far.

  • Ang
    February 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I got my tub from Vintage Tub and bath, you can see it here:

    Love that sink!

  • Carolyn
    February 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I can’t believe that you just had a baby and you’re trudging down to the basement to take pictures of your sink. You are a trooper!!

  • Hilary @ My So-Called Home
    February 14, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I love the casual mention of the new baby’s name, August. I really adore that name (and voted for it!) and can’t wait to see more of him, as well as the nursery and renovations of course.

  • Laurie @ House to your Home
    February 15, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I made my contractor paint my PVC pipes black so it disappeared with the design of my bathroom and he thought I was crazy too, its sorta like engineers vs designers, they do what’s right to make it work and we are all about it looking pretty! I think we think with different sides of our brain!! Your basement is looking so great, what a difference from where you started!! That sink is to die for!

  • Miss B.
    February 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I am all for pretty pipes!

  • jenn
    February 20, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I’m with everyone else.. gotta have nice looking pipes ;) congrats on the new addition to the family too!!

  • Colleen / Inspired to Share
    February 21, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Wow, I love this sink! It looks amazing.

  • Francy
    December 19, 2011 at 3:22 am

    I am from England and this is the first time I have ever seen a sink like the one you have. Please please, could you be kind and tell me where you bought this sink? This would be much appreciated!!