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Chichester Undermount Curved Washstand

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A closer look at Chichester

This Chichester washstand is an incredibly classic piece, combining marble and a timeless, painted finish with curved cabinetry and all the refined joinery details you’ll find in our kitchens. And, as it offers the essential storage space that a pedestal basin can’t, it’s practical too.

Materials: timber

When it comes to painted timber, we use tulipwood, a strong and resilient hardwood. Left bare, it’s not the prettiest to look at, but its fine, almost knot-free grain creates a smooth finish for paint, so its dull appearance is in fact a virtue.

Finish: paint

We take great care over our painted finishes and give every design what it needs to be robust. We vary the number of coats and use both hand-painted and spray-painted techniques depending on what that shade requires. We also use our low-sheen, water-based eggshell, which is perfectly suited to bathrooms.

Materials: marble

Carrara marble is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock. It’s grey-white in colour, and has darker veining that makes each piece unique. It’s a beautiful material, it just requires more hands-on care than other stones. Don’t worry, this isn’t very time-consuming and we’ve included our guide to doing so.

Finish: marble

The marble has a sleek, light-reflective polished finish – a classic look that’s a contrasting texture to the almost-matte paint. We’ve sealed it to help protect against stains, and we recommend that this is reapplied using our stone care kit (available in-store) each year.

The basin

All our bathroom basins are ceramic – it’s the material we’ve found to be the best combination of durability and looks. On this style, which sits below the work surface, the overflow hole is hidden out of first sight on the side closest to you.

What about taps?

We’ve pre-drilled the holes for the taps into the marble top – you needn’t worry about that. But we haven’t included the taps themselves so you can pick the style. The holes will fit most three-hole designs, including our Bamburgh.

 

Storage: the drawers

The drawers on either side of the basin pull forwards to reveal slim spaces for everyday essentials. The top ‘drawer’ in the middle is a false one, but below this is a petite drawer that fits around the waste pipe, and a doubly-deep one (disguised as two) for standing bottles in. All are fitted on soft-close runners.

Storage: the cupboards

On the back of each cupboard door is a caddy that’s useful for storing often-used items within easy reach, for keeping cleaning products separate, or for taller bottles that won’t fit on the shelf.

Curvaceous cabinetry

The curves in this washstand make it ideal for smaller rooms: though you’ll still need space either side to open the cabinets, it’s a visually less dominating piece. They’re also one of things that makes it feel so classic, and will soften the feel of more modern fittings.

Will it fit?
Will it fit? View our guide
  • Width96cm
  • Depth55.50cm
  • Height87cm

Just so you know

The colours in our paint palette shown here are a close representation of their true shades, but to see the real thing, we suggest trying our sample paint pots.

This washstand comes with Chrome hardware – including muffled magnetic door catches and Chichester knobs – to match most tap finishes.

All our basins have ‘flip-top’ (also known as swivel) plugs. But, these can be easily removed if you’d prefer a different style.

This piece is made from natural timber, which will expand (slightly) and shrink (just a little) as it responds to the humidity and temperature in your room. We’ve used joinery techniques that’ll help to counteract this, but small changes in your piece are completely natural and to be expected. Just know that, in the very unlikely event that there’s a significant change to the structure, we’ll be here to help.

Taking care

We’ve put together a series of guides on how best to take care of your Chichester washstand, so you can keep them looking as good as the day you first brought them home.

Read on

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No-quibble returns

Returns should be easy, that’s why we have a ‘no quibble’ mindset.

If you decide on the day that it’s not for you then our delivery team can take it away for you there and then. But if you’d rather mull things over, you have 28 days to make up your mind. We do charge a pick-up fee of £29.95 here though, because we’ll need to send our delivery team back out.

And when it comes to designs upholstered in a made-to-order fabric or painted in a bespoke colour, there’s also a 30% returns/cancellation fee. We’d love to not have to charge a penny for this, but as they’re made just for you, we can’t always guarantee that we’ll be able to sell them again.

For our full returns policy, please click here.

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