– Bathroom Makeover {Home Style} –

We have been in our house for just over a year and all we have managed to accomplish is a complete renovation of our garden {read about it here

Our next big project was the upstairs bathroom. Moving in to a house that had no bath was a task in itself. I love a bath and not being able to have one for a whole year was testing. I managed and this summer we decided to bite the bullet and start the bathroom renovations. We decided for the off set, that Mr B would do all the work {apart from the plastering} To save on cost it was better for us financially to do it this way. Mr B is quite a perfectionist so I knew that he would do a good job. Might I add, he has no skills in tiling, waste or even fitting a bathroom from scratch!

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It really was a little dated, the tiles were to the style of the previous owners and the only thing we really liked about it was the floor tiles. The shower was fairly new and we wanted to keep the existing one and just have a stand in the bath shower. Thankfully we were able to clean it up and re-use it which helped out a lot.

Before it was all white. The tiles were all floor to ceiling. We decided to only tile around the bath and shower {floor to ceiling} and around the window, toilet and sink. I wanted a clean feel so we decided on a feature wall of orange subway tiles and then white subway for finishing off. We then painted the remaining wall white. I wanted pops of colour and I really think we have achieved what we had envisioned.

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Every morning I wake to bright sunshine orange and its so cheery. Its so inviting and we definitely chose well on the colour.

Mr B did all the work himself and for someone that has never tiled before he has done a really good job. I find myself in the bath all the time {the water bill will reflect that} and its by far the best room in the house {considering its the only one bought up to date!} There are a few little niggling problems but nothing a Saturday morning finishing them off won’t fix. I am so glad to finally have a bath and Moo and H are beyond excited to get into it everyday.

This has been a bit of an expense and Mr B has declared that he doesn’t want to see a DIY shop for sometime. Our next big project is a full house wire {There isn’t anything in the bathroom to wire hence the makeover} Hopefully next spring we will make a start on that and then we can start making our house our home.



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