Renovating our small bathroom

We moved into our current house about six years ago and knew that the small family bathroom would need updating and renovating but just didn’t have the budget for it then. We put up with it and saved our pennies in the hope that one day we’d get our dream bathroom. I hated staring at the brown wallpaper and turquoise tiles, they didn’t reflect my taste and I would feel embarrassed when people went in there! It sounds silly really but I desperately wanted to change it and make it feel like ours. Earlier this year we finally got the funds together and starting renovating our small bathroom.

renovating our small bathroom

renovating our small bathroom

renovating our small bathroom

renovating our small bathroom

renovating our small bathroom

renovating our small bathroom

As you can see, it was in desperate need of some love. We may have got rid of the brown wallpaper, but that wasn’t enough to make it look the way I wanted.

I’d spent years dreaming and pinning ideas on Pinterest, I was desperate for a clean bright look and knew that subway tiles would have to feature.

Not only were we getting it re-tiled we also redesigned the whole layout to create more space. Before, we struggled to get more than one person in there at the same time which made bathtime and bedtime with small children very interesting, as you can probably imagine! We ended up turning the bath around and moving both the toilet and the sink. It was a pain but now it’s all done it was so worth it. 

We ripped everything out, with the help of friends and then went on holiday while the builders went in and got on with renovating our small bathroom.

renovating our small bathroom

renovating a small bathroom

This is what we came home to,

renovating our small bathroom

renovating our small bathroom

A lick of paint and some accessories later and here we have it..

renovating our small bathroom

renovating our small bathroom

renovating our small bathroom

renovating our small bathroom

renovating our small bathroom

As you can see we’ve kept it simple with white walls and white subway tiles. The floor is tiled with slate tiles and I’ve tied in the grey theme with our towels and accessories.

All we need now is a new blind and a mirror for above the sink. When they’re in, do keep an eye out for my next bathroom post – Styling a Small Bathroom, which will be up very soon.

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(Small mirror, hand lotion and soap are courtesy of TK Maxx, this post is not sponsored in any way beside the gifting of those items)

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  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely - November 16, 2016 reply

    It looks fantastic, Morgana!! An amazing difference. We have white tiles and grey floors too. It’s a nice combination and you can add colour with accessories if you fancy a change x

  • Hannah - November 16, 2016 reply

    It’s perfect Morgana! Love it! Can’t wait until we’re able to do ours as I feel the range way about mine as you did about your old one!

    Hannah - November 16, 2016 reply

    **same way!

  • Jo Hutchinson - November 16, 2016 reply

    Wow you wouldn’t believe it was the same room!

  • Anna-Marie - November 16, 2016 reply

    Looks lovely Morgana, I love new bathrooms!

  • Kerry - November 17, 2016 reply

    Love your new bathroom and totally know where you’re coming from on the feeling embarrassed, which is ridiculous because I only know you online and yet even I know that wouldn’t be to your taste!! I wish I’d taken more photos of my bathroom before I painted over the tiles. I literally couldn’t take the pink + purple combo any longer!! Love the succulents too!! Xxx

  • - November 17, 2016 reply

    Oh what a fab makeover! It really does look great and it must make you smile everyday. I really really love the tiles 🙂 x

  • Tracey Williams - November 18, 2016 reply

    Wow what a transformation Morgana. I bet you couldn’t believe it when you returned from your holiday. Love the tiles and the fresh new look. Makes me want to rip ours out now as it’s looking a little dated now x
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  • Suzanne - November 18, 2016 reply

    Ah it looks stunning! I bet you love taking a nice luxurious bath in here now. I am also loving cacti at the moment, I put them in my daughter’s room when it was redone but she’s even managed to kill them lol!
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  • Fionnuala Zinnecker - November 19, 2016 reply

    I know exactly where you are coming from on this. We had the same situation with our bathroom a couple of years ago. Beige everthing, tiles from floor to ceiling on every wall and a wooden ceiling. Like you, we ripped it all out, changed the layout and did it over in white. I love it now!
    Yours is such a transformation. I bet you adore it now. It makes such a change going from a room you hate to a bright, lovely space, doesn’t it?
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  • JESS | mummyofboygirltwins - November 21, 2016 reply

    WOW it looks amazing 🙂 I absolutely love, love it! I adore clean, white bathrooms and especially when you have something old you have to replace – feels so much better doesn’t it? Great job. Thanks for linking up #HomeEtc

  • Nicky Kentisbeer - November 21, 2016 reply

    Looks fantastic. What a massive difference it has made, you must be so pleased. I bet you are all fighting to get in there now. #HomeEtc
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  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries - November 22, 2016 reply

    What a difference — it looks absolutely amazing!! Such a lovely change. Love metro tiles — in any setting!! We used to have bevelled ones like this and am looking at totally flat ones for my kitchen. LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing pet xx #HomeEtc
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