Hey there- today I can finally reveal the bathroom renovation plan.
I’m so excited about this, I can barely believe it is even happening. You might remember the bathroom tour I did a while ago. Basically I’ve been thinking about bathrooms constantly since then.
You can see the bathroom tour here.
So what was the brief?
More space or course!! More usable space to be specific. It is a small space, which we cant change, but the way it is currently laid out is making a small bathroom feel even smaller.
Below I’ve mocked up how the bathroom layout looks now, and how it will look after the work is complete.
Our bathroom is 210cm by 180cm and has a large low window in the wall where the bath is. So in order to be able to still have a bath we need to keep that in the same position.
The boiler has now been moved up to the attic/office and the awful cupboard that housed it is ready to be ripped down. I’ll be doing a merry dance when this happens, believe me!
You can also see in the Before diagram that everything is SO CLOSE together, its squashed in to be honest. This makes it really awkward to clean. We found out recently that the basin in our bathroom is actually a cloakroom basin, so specifically designed for smaller spaces. It’s no wonder we struggle to use it.
You can see how currently the door opens in such a way that it takes up space in the bathroom. You have to walk around the door to get in the room, brushing past a large towel rail. Not ideal in winter when the towel rail is hot and the kids are rushing into the bathroom- burnt arms anyone? So we are have a slightly smaller and more vintage looking towel rail, and rehanging the door so it opens the opposite way- giving us full use of the available floor.
Just look at the amount of usable space we are gaining, seeing the diagrams together make it so real and I cant wait for this small bathroom to become a beautiful and functional (small) bathroom.
I want a relaxed vintage (ish) feel but not a vintage cleaning regime, so smooth, clean lines without pipework and crevices are also key in this bathroom design.
Due to the window being next to the bath, and at the front of the house I’m considering using Purlfrost again. Check out this post from last year all about these brilliant window films.
We are also having the classic subway tile dark grey grout in the bathroom. I’ve loved this look for as long as I can remember and despite me loving pattern and colour, it was always going to be this timeless look in here.
We are working in collaboration with a few brands on this renovation, one of which is a local company called Bathroom Takeaway who will be supplying a few of our bathroom products!!