What I really, really want

So, tell me what you want, what you really really want? I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. I wanted all kinds of things for this build, but a big lesson I’ve had to learn was “what do I want vs. what makes sense”?

Perfect example… A quick google search yields all kinds of lovely photos of black faucets in designer bathrooms. They might be a “fad” but I think they look so classy (at least in the photographs). So sleek and I can imagine how they feel on your hands when you turn the faucets.

When I raised the idea with the plumber he agreed they are beautiful, but he also had some choice advice for me. See I live in an area with really hard water, and those beautiful black taps would look dirty immediately with limescale and would be a pain to keep clean. It wouldn’t be a problem to install the black faucets, however, in the long term would the amount of care required be worth the beautiful photographs? It’s these practicalities that I’ve had to think about. What ultimately makes sense?

Have you faced these kinds of challenges? What kind of lessons have you learned and what made sense in your case?

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