So- here we are, the bathroom reveal!
It’s overdue, but then the best things worth waiting for… right?
In this post I’m sharing images of our new bathroom and the thought processes behind it. I’ll be writing another post with all the product sources in very soon.
So this post is more about the WAYHEYness of a new bathroom 😉
Lets get straight down to it then. Remember this corner? Well the boiler was here, housed in a monolithic cupboard.
It is now the main activity point in the bathroom, with our storage across the washstand and mirror cabinet.
It is so nice to have a full size bathroom sink now rather than the cloakroom sized basin we were struggling with before.
There are a couple of little things we need to finish, like painting the door frame and repainting the door. The door has been hung the opposite way and it makes such a difference. Rather than opening into the middle of the room, it opens to the wall.
As well as being a bad layout previously, our old bathroom was difficult to clean with so many nooks, crannies and multiple surfaces. Everything was squeezed in with zero elbow room.
You can see things are still on the snug side, but now we have a longer, deeper and wider bath (a really luxurious feeling) and a proper size bathroom basin. The toilet is flush to the wall too, so non of the pipework is on show, making it really easy to keep clean.
Don’t get me wrong the bathroom is still a small bathroom, there’s no way of magically making it a bigger room without extending… But, it feels like a bigger room. All four of us can fit in there and brush our teeth together (fun family brushing time!)
The look we wanted for the bathroom was (surprisingly- or not) a modern vintage feel. Elements like this Victorian radiator and the underground style tiles achieve a classic, and hopefully timeless look.
Despite a fair few google searches for gold or brass taps and showers, we failed to find some within our budget (total gap in the market here in the UK). I think it has worked out better though using the chrome/silver. It still has a classic look, goes perfectly with the Victorian radiator, and if we ever needed to replace them its a relatively easy job.
We tiled the bath in as I think it gives a better finish, and I cant stand bath panels!
The monochrome feel grew organically as the bathroom progressed. Adding colour with a fun watermelon shower curtain, plants and of course the inevitable kids toys brighten’s the room and adds an element of fun to what could be a very grown up space.
I used Purlfrost on the windows and got rid of that awful makeshift shower curtain. Thank goodness for that, It’s amazing what you persevere with whilst you wait for the right moment to strike.
Stay tuned to find out what I got from where and if you just need to know something in the meantime, leave me a comment!