Before I start this post can I just say thank you to everyone who has voted for me in the Amara blog awards and perhaps ask anyone else who feels like it to vote for me here. I try not to do a whole lot of shameless campaigning but it would be lovely to be shortlisted and there are so many in my category that I may need a lot of votes if I’m to pull it off. The link is here and thank you all so much. Now on with the post:
I have written before about the genius that is Superfront, the Swedish company that allows you to customise your Ikea kitchen with cupboard fronts, legs and handles and I recommend it to clients all the time. Well the company has just announced that from 1 October they are launching a new range for bathrooms.
The new vanity units have sides, tops and fronts that can be mounted on Ikea’s kitchen unit, Metod. The bathroom furniture is of the same quality as considerably more expensive brands, say the company. But that’s not all…
They have also designed their own brass and copper basins. I know! These have been left untreated and will develop a beautiful patina over time. They cost £349, which is a great price for the product. A white enamel washbasin from Alape is also included in the range, as are several taps from Tapwell in brass, copper and chrome.
Look at that! Yet again I find myself gnashing my teeth that I have redecorated two bathrooms this summer and now, NOW I find the basin of my dreams.
Monica Born, one of the founders of Superfront (who sent me these pictures which have only gone to a select few by the way) said: “We’re spurred on by the challenge of producing beautiful, prime quality items, but at reasonable prices. This is the whole essence of our design philosophy – and if there’s one place that needs that kind of design it’s the bathroom.”
The vanity units will be available in widths 40, 60, 80 and 120cm and all have a selection of stone tops to choose from. The legs come in heights 17cm and 37cm, all depending on the style you are looking for or how much shelf space you need.
Now, if you’re thinking of buying here are a few of the details that you need to bear in mind:
The new legs can be put on the new vanity units, which are built on Ikea’s Metod series, as well as everything else in the Metod range, which includes sideboards, wardrobes and storage cabinets. They will also fit on the Besta sideboard series but not on the Pax wardrobe series which is constructed differently and doesn’t have a solid foundation.
Also you can’t use these legs on the kitchen units as they will be too high – the kitchen legs are 8cm high and the new ones are either 17 or 37cm so do bear that in mind.
I may have to tweak a bathroom so I can have one of these basins… what about you?