Everything else was how I planned and it went quite smoothly. I kept the original layout, it works best as it is the only bathroom and the 2 basins come in handy. I added 6 power points - 4 on the walls and 2 in the cupboard, they can never go astray with 2 teenagers and their straighteners, hairdryer and curlers etc... We also replaced the glass in the window as I'm not a fan of lead lighting. My favourite part is the tap sets and the bench top that I did in 'Jerusalem Stone' Diamondgloss. Oh and I splurged on a stainless steel shampoo and conditioner dispenser and a heated towel rail that I am also loving.
Here are the 'before' photos first... so terrible, followed by the afters! Actually there is one last thing that you may notice is missing - a blind. But if I didn't get these photos on it could be forever before I pick a fabric and have a blind made.
|the dreaded old green bathroom|
|pulling up the floor|
|there was a white shower base on this then a layer of concrete and then the old tiled shower base plus more concrete!|
|back to one level with the new tiles going down|
AND THE NEW LOOK...
|I went for a grey/brown palette|
|we painted the timber window white and had new glass fitted|
|beautiful new shower and back to wall toilet with soft closing lid!|
|I splurged on a heated towel rail, oh it has been heaven in this cold weather|
|semi frameless shower screen|
It's a huge improvement isn't it? Now it's time to think about the kitchen again as I rudely interrupted it with a new bathroom, although with both my girls needing braces this year and the bathroom going over budget it may be later rather than sooner. Oh well we are not planning on going anywhere for a while so there's plenty of time!
I have something cool to share with you all too... my workplace Make Your House A Home where I am an Interior Designer won 2 awards at the Australian Furniture Awards. We won Retailer of the year for Vic/Tas which put us into the running to win the Australian Furniture Retailer of the year in which we also won. I am very proud to be a part of it and humbled knowing that I get to work with this calibre of business and work colleagues.