It’s a little difficult to blog about my dream bathroom… simply beacuse I just about have my dream bathroom… for the house I got, that is. 😉
I love my bathroom… but it’s tiny. I would love to get a new bathtub. Not that I’m complaining, the one we got is deep and long, and doesn’t leak. Hahahaha. But it’s the bathtub that came with the house, and some of the enamel was chipped away. A new bathtub was out of the question, so we tried enamel spray – with dismal results! Hahahaha… it just made it look even worse, but nevertheless – it’s an excellent bathtub for taking a bath, although it might not be the most pleasing to the eye.
Sure we could now save up for a little while, and I could finally get the roll top bathtub I want… but there’s more to consider. The walls would have to be retiled, as the tiles doesn’t go behind the bathtub, and we’d also have to get new flooring, as the floor covering only reaches to the bathtub, and not under it. So instead of something that wouldn’t cost too much, we’d end up spending a fair bit, and making a heck of a mess whilst carrying out the work.
And here’s my bathroom:
Pics taken a few years ago, but it looks exactly the same, apart from the aquarium is swapped for a catbed, and the flowers swapped for a aloe vera plant in an ice bucket. 🙂
It wasn’t always my dream bathroom… in fact is was horrendous! Here’s the pics (excuse the quality… I got no idea which CD they’re on, so instead took a pic of images I had printed myself… and hence all the stripes. First pic taken first day moving in, the other one a week or so later, and you can spot the window frames become white, and new different curtains up) of what it looked like when we moved in:
It truly was awful. First thing we did was expand it a little… there was a tiny hallway as you went to the bathroom, so we got rid of that one, and gained the space where we hang the towels and have the small white cabinet. Then we put new tiles on the three sides (yes, three, as where the hallway was there’s huge closet, which is ideal, as we got the tumble dryer in there, plus all towels and underwear) above the bathtub. Then we got an electric shower, as the previous owner brought his with him!!! We then swapped around the toilet and sink places, to make better use of the little space we got. We built a counter and got a new sink, and also built in the tank of the toilet. Then it was the ceiling… we really wanted spotlights, so ended up panelling the ceiling! Walls got panelled, and the room painted. First we had it light blue, and then we changed it to the colour showed on the top two pictures. The only thing we’ve changed since we did it up in the first place, is the floor. We first had black tiles, now we got black lino (had just redone the floor on the top two pics).
So – my bathroom is my dream bathroom for the space I got!!! 😀
To get my true dream bathroom… well, then I would need a bigger house. Hahahaha. And what sort of bathroom would I want then? Well – the one shown below on my quiz results from Victoria Plumb would do me just fine! It’s absolutely gorgeous (and I’ll take the view too)! And take the quiz – there’s £250 of vouchers up for grabs – and it’s fun to do.
- More space
- Roll top bath
- Vintage and charming
Other then that I’m really not fussed. 🙂
But just incase there’s some confusion… here’s the sort of thing I’m looking for:
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