18.9.12

Home Improvements


So people very exciting news - well for me anyway! - We are FINALLY sorting out our bathroom! For the past four years the bathroom has been a sore point in our relationship. As soon as we moved into our little OAP bungalow the bathroom was in need of a much needed make over. The tiles and glass are the wrong kind of patterned and textured and floor is a 80's vinyl classic mock marble look in pale blue. nice!

The only problem was that I wanted to get it done quick and cheap - just add new tiles, floor, lick of paint - and the boy wanted to go all out and get new everything. As always he won and the time has finally come when we can afford this new home improvement. Due to it's neglect it's actually caused a whole heap of other issue - damp, leaking, our tap hasn't worked for years and our tiles are so old and cracked we just can't use our shower. For the past 2 weeks we have been having our daily showers either kneeling or lying down in the bath - just to dry out our walls enough to get the work done - not fun!

But this week our bathroom arrives - next week the skip and a friend come and then boom the boy + friend + me (not so much!) will make us a new bathroom! I just need to pick the colours - thinking dark charcoal and white with nice wooden details. eeeeee it is just WAY to exciting!

All photos are from here - The Style Files - my first blog crush before I even knew what a blog was!

7 comments:

  1. How super-exciting and what beautiful calming pics. The boy was right to hold out if that's what you end up with! I used to live on a boat and ended up joining Cannons gym just so I could use the showers, so I can empathise with your lack of nice bathroom experience!

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  2. New bathroom, oh how exciting! Ours sounds a very similar situation to yours, though our shower is good it's the loo that has packed in - thankfully we have another of those, but I long to one day get that bathroom sorted and looking just so. Look forward to seeing some pics when it's done. And don't forget to take the before (I always forget till it's too late).

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  3. Oh, these pictures are all so good! Such exciting news. Can't wait to see how it all turns out - and I love the colours you're thinking of. Perfect xx

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  4. a new bathroom is so exciting!

    it is one of the things i get most excited about when i think of us owning our own house one day. i can't wait to one day to be able to do exactly what i want instead of making the most of a bathroom in a rented flat and just being thankful it is neutral and the shower isn't a dribble :)

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  5. We lived with some grim bathroom style for a while, feels so fabulous to rip out the ugly and enjoy the new gorgeousness! Some gorgeous tubs in your pics.

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  6. He have made the right decision because bathrooms need to be more appealing and pleasant. It will be really exciting to use the tubs as mentioned in the pictures.

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  7. The pictures are very nice to see. I like those photos..

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