It’s happening: our bathroom is being knocked down and rebuilt, starting Monday.
It’s the first time we’ve ever gutted a bathroom (the ensuite in our last place was done from scratch), and boy did it need doing. All the pipes were leaking through to downstairs, the toilet was on some sort of raised platform hiding all sorts of sins underneath…and it just needed, well, an overhaul. For me, I am thrilled – the chance of an actual shower in our house! I am currently away working so am leaving it in the trusty hands of my husband to Project Manage but needless to say I’ve left numerous moodboards and we’ve bought all the furnishings (which add up – the separate taps, the waste pipes, the shower screen, the taps again…!).
We’ve mainly used Victorian Plumbing (I spent ages researching tons of sites for the perfect fixtures, fittings and then when it boiled down to ordering, it just made sense to put the shipping on one order and then we’re not waiting for 12 different deliveries). We like the mix of old traditional fittings with modern elements like black lights and windows – and we can get extra things like lights and baskets etc from Ikea and La Redoute.
Keeping it monochrome as per usual with my taste but hopefully room for a bit of greenery and foliage. I always think it’s generally easier to do up a bathroom on a budget if you keep the palette simple. It won’t be the biggest as I still would like to squeeze in a bath but it’s all I’ve been dreaming of since moving in.