It comes with a huge feeling of happiness that I write this post. Our new bathroom is finally complete. I have put together a tour for you and in this post I will show you around the room in pictures.
When we moved in two years ago the bathroom was one of the first rooms that we needed to redo. So after a long two years of saving for various bits around the home, getting the kitchen done we bit the bullet this January and started to strip the old bathroom. It was on a whim on my part. I had just got so fed up with the old bathroom I just told Daniel one day thats it we are doing it today and I started ripping off the tiles and the old rackety mirror.
Living in our home and doing work on it, with children, is a juggling act because we need to make sure the room is still useable around all the work we were doing, especially so in a bathroom. We managed this somehow and I still remember one evening Archie having a bath with the window out while Daniel fitted the new one. Oh the memories.
Here are a few before and afters:
As you can see from the pictures the old bathroom was in a really bad state and needed a huge amount of TLC. The reason we left this room for so long was because it was one of the biggest jobs in the house. We needed a new window due to mould. We needed to srip back the walls to bare and insult and re board them before we could even think about adding a new bathroom and decorating and adding tiles. It definitely was a long road. But looking back over that period now, reminds me how completely worth it it was and I cant stop smiling every time I walk in there.
I took the photos of the old bathroom when I had literally started to tear it all apart because I was so fed up with looking at it. Thats why the mirror is broken as I had tried to pull it off the wall myself and obviously not been strong enough!
So here it is our beautiful new modern and clean bathroom. I cant tell you the feeling of satisfaction I feel that we are bathing in a clean new bathroom. The old one never felt clean no matter how much I cleaned it. It is a huge transformation and actually the photo I will link below does the old bathroom justice. You can’t see all the old pipes or the mould really unless you look really closely (I did find one with the pipes on show.. above).
I really looked around for all the bathroom bits as I wanted to do it on an affordable budget. I will link below here where I brought the bathroom bits from.
As the room is very small we tried to make as much storage as we could as we had no storage at all in the old bathroom. We also wanted to add a little personality which is why we added the little oak shelves so I could put some personal bits on them.
We also decided on a completely blurry window so we don’t need a blind for the bathroom at all. I am really glad we spent our money on a new window, definitely worth it.
I wanted to compliment the brightness of the room with a warm colour so I choose yellow. The room itself is really small but I think it just looks lovely. It is so nice to walk in here and I do find myself coming in a lot. Cleaning here a lot. Just because I like been in here. The novelty of its newness has still not worn off at all. Bath times are definitely the best.
I still cant believe it is ours it feels really really good, especially remembering where we came from. Thats a really good feeling. I look forward to bathing our new little bundle in here come christmas. I am just so glad we have a clean bathroom now especially with the new arrival.
I would also just like to say this bathroom didn’t come easy to us it was a lot of hard work and a lot of saving on our part. You don’t realise how everything adds up when you start a job in the house until you have actually started. There are all the little bits that add up like nails, silicone, grout, paint etc. The list becomes endless it almost feels like. I am so pleased to have this at the end of it and especially a huge big thank you to my Daniel for creating this for us to enjoy.
Lots more projects upcoming on the house but of course all in due time.
Here is a little video tour I put together for you. I hope you enjoy.