Old bathroom for new
A couple of months ago I was trying to work out exactly how long we’d lived at our house – can’t remember why but it probably was to do with filling in a form for a bank.
To get the information I did what anyone would do. I checked my blog. And whilst hunting I came across a rather throwaway comment –
“the bathroom really needs a new bath”.
That was five years ago. And now finally we have a new bath. A new bathroom in fact.
It’s a huge improvement on the original bathroom. The décor in that was all right because at some point the previous owners had put new tiles in (although they just put them over the original tiles – and put in a rather dodgy cabinet and matching mirror) but the plastic toilet cistern was rotting and the flush handle was wonky and wouldn’t work properly. Oh and the bath had some strange marks that just wouldn’t come off.
But worst of all was the fact that there was zero storage meaning we ended up with tubs and boxes everywhere as you can see from the photos (but I should say that we didn’t keep a grey box on the toilet seat – that was just used for packing!
For the new bathroom everything got ripped out. The bath is the same dimensions as before, but is better designed so it’s actually wider. The shower is a proper one – the old one was just connected to the taps.
The sink now has a cabinet under it, and is further back in the wall. The original sink was built out so it was in line with the toilet, but now it’s set back in the wall which gives us more room in what is a rather small bathroom.
No more tatty shower curtain – we went for a four part folding screen instead (there’s not enough space for a full one.) Oh and a bigger bathroom cabinet. And less tiled areas giving more colour.
All in all it’s a huge improvement on what was there, even if the water pressure is a bit low for our new shower (and the old one for that matter…) Indeed the only problem is that now the kitchen is looking really shabby in comparison…
Now that’s all done, it’s time to start planning the Bathroom Launch Party. Well any excuse for a beer I think…