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.
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.
This is what we came home to,
A lick of paint and some accessories later and here we have it..
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)