Dreaming of a Bathroom Makeover

I’ve said many times that I love where I live.

We love our home. Not just it’s location, but the layout, the versatility of it and the size of most of the rooms.

But, and it’s a big ‘but’, there is one room that we haven’t touched since moving in. It’s the one room that I dread visitors ever stepping into. It’s the one room that I’m pretty sure should be my solace and space of relaxation. But in truth, it’s very far away from that.

The Bathroom!

We can’t do much about the size of it, fortunately that’s not really the issue. But we desperately need to revamp the suite and the floor and don’t even get me started about the tiles!

Here’s my guided tour to show you the bits that explain why we desperately need a makeover.

So, first up, the toilet. It’s such a dated design and the flush is no where near powerful enough. The silver push button in the picture keeps falling out of the circle holder which makes it even worse!

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I’d love some funky new taps. These ones again are very dated and quite frankly very boring. Even the top of the tap is missing (probably where it said Hot or Cold) so water is always collecting in the top of the tap when we wash our hands or brush our teeth.

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And look at those tiles!

The bathroom is so dark. I’m definitely not a fan of black tiles, especially on the wall. The border design that runs around the middle is just hideous.

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And the black floor tiles add to how dark the room is.

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The electric shower is actually not too bad, however look at how ugly the pipes have been boxed in, or not completely, as the case may be!

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The bath is definitely the worst bit about our bathroom. The bath seems to be too short for the length of the room, so some wood panelling has been added to make up the correct length.

As you can see it is rotten and looks horrible.

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The other end of the bath also looks tatty and unfinished:

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even the plughole is broken!

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You can’t appreciate it in this photo, but the light fitting is rusty; no point putting in a lovely new light fitting when the rest of the bathroom looks horrible.

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However, in all of this bathroom slumber, there is one feature that I do actually like …

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I love the heated towel rail.

My dream bathroom would have gorgeous beige tiles, to make the room light and modern, possibly with a mosaic design feature. Tile Mountain have my favourite kind of tiles. I’d love their Cappuccino marble mosaic tiles:

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I would probably use them to make a feature around the sink.

The Carrara marble wall tiles are such a lovely cool, fresh colour. They epitomise the calming serenity that I’d like my bathroom to be.

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The Urban Splash would look make a fantastic feature of the shower area with its pale grey stone and glass mosaic:

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To accompany any of these tile ranges, my first choice would be the Milano range from The Big Bathroom Shop.

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I’ve always wanted a free standing bath and look at those claw feet.

Or their 6 jet Aquaspa bath is my dream. No need to explain why. Just look at those bubbles:

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The Phoenix Salerno Inset Whirlpool bath is definitely at the top of my list, for utter luxury:

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Hubby has always wanted a contemporary bath with the shower area made larger, like the Ultra Cove Square Shower bath. He appreciates the contemporary, clean lines of this left hand square shower bath:

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You can find all of these ranges in my Pinterest Board here with links, if you envy them as much as I do:

Follow My Life. My Love.’s board My Dream Bathroom on Pinterest.

But for now, I will just swoon over the gorgeous ranges, highlighted above and when I’m in the bath, I’ll close my eyes and imagine that I’m in that Jet Aquaspa.

Ahh, bliss…

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Disclaimer: This is my entry for the Dream Bathroom competition, in conjunction with The Big Bathroom Shop and Tile Mountain.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Dreaming of a Bathroom Makeover

  1. I’m with you on this one! Our bathroom desperately needs help. The problem I have is that the suite itself is actually not too bad so it doesn’t feel like it’s worth tearing it apart for cosmetic reasons, especially when we have 1001 other projects that need to be done. I feel like our finances are constantly stretched by my big plans for our home but at the same time, as a home owner, there is a certain cost of maintaining things. A windfall would be very welcome right about now! Good luck with your bathroom plans, will look forward to seeing the result xx
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    • Oh that’s exactly how I feel. We put all of our money into new carpets and a new kitchen… The poor bathroom is still waiting. Maybe one day hey? Xx

  2. Hi Ali! Congrats for moving to your new place! The bathroom is not that bad… don’t worry the renovations you have to do are not so difficult. Me and my family have also moved house this year and our bathroom is in horrible condition. We have to buy everything new, break the tiles and change the tubes… We are struggling pretty much right now.. Thank God that there are two bathrooms in the house so we can take showers! I agree the the tiles in your bathroom are too dark. I like light colors because this way you have maximum light in the room! I wish you all the best! Thanks for sharing!

  3. My mom and dad are working on their bathroom and have come a long ways. Right now they are trying to find some good points that can help them plan out the rest of it. Thanks for the post!!Will check your pinboard!!

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