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Furnishing the ensuite

This morning we went shopping at plumbing and tile stores, to make some decisions about the ensuite, kitchen and laundry.  We went to Reece at Mentone, then next door to Beaumont Tiles, then to Dingley Tile Centre and finally, in the afternoon, to Bathroom Bazaar.

The staff at Reece were helpful and their products nice, as are the tiles at Beaumont Tiles.  We spend a fair bit of time at both before going to the Dingley Tile Centre to find that it isn't open on weekends.  Maybe their main market is tradespeople - I suspect few home owners are tile shopping on weekdays.

Posh Solus, from Reece
Mizu Gooseneck, from Reece
At Reece we decided on a Posh Solus shower mixer tap ($125), and we're considering a Mizu Gooseneck Sink Mixer for the kitchen ($249).

Late afternoon we went to Bathroom Bazaar.  We bought some of the bathroom fittings for our main bathroom from Bathroom Bazaar, about four to five years ago. 

As before, the staff were very helpful and the prices heavily discounted.  We bought an ex-floor stock toilet and ex-floor stock bathroom vanity for $727, plus $15 delivery.  We decided that a mixer tap wasn't important in the bathroom vanity, so we've bought a basin with holes for separate taps.

A prime cost allowance was included in our building contract for these items.  Because we've purchased them ourselves, we'll receive a reduction in the price.


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