First please take a look at this photo:
Our current problem is that the current bath tub would leak to downstair garage and our contractor said that to repair the plumbing problem, he really need to forcefully remove the current tub (which would destroy it) but we really want to keep the current wall tiles intact as much as possible), you simply can not find this kind of craftsmanship these days...
Our contractor suggested that we replace the old pedestal sink with a vanity to hide all the pipes underneath. Originally I thought that to replace a new pedestal sink would be a better idea but eventually we agreed with him. Currently we are looking for these two combination to replace the current pedestal sink:
Vanity top: http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatalog/detail.jsp?item 811602
(both with "Almond" color)
This is the only way that we could find matching color with the toilet, the bath tub, and the vanity sink (all almond). The toilet and the bath tub currently we have narrowed down to choose Kohler's memoir suite
Here are my questions:
1. Would this combo work? Do you think the Kohler "Iron Impressions" vanity sink might look too "contemporary" and would not match too well with the current classic look? Would http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/BuildLinkToHomeDepot?linktype=product&id0531316&cm_mmc=CJ-_-nextag-_-D29X-_-100531316&AID368321&cj=true&srccode=cii_9324560 actually a better choice?
2. Again we want to keep the current wall tiles as intact as much as possible. However, the current pedestal sink has height of 31 1/4", while the Pegasus Vanity CTAA3622D Vanity has height of 34". As you could see from the photo, this would create a problem as the new vanity would get too close to the two black "soap holder" and "cup holder", which again we want to keep them both intact. Would it be a good idea to remove the "RTA Feet" on the Vanity (to make it lower)? Would this be a good idea?
3. Any other suggestion about how to keep the wall tiles intact while keeping the current classic look as much as possible? Thanks a lot!