Our new bathroom

Unveiling our new bathroom...built by Stu!
But first, a couple of "before" pictures so you can fully appreciate his efforts.
Our original 1960s bathroom was dark and cramped. I'm very petite but even I felt claustrophobic in that tiny space. And also the various leaking pipes created damp in the surrounding walls - making it impossible to use adjoining cupboards without mould growing on everything. The vanity was in such a state of disrepair that I couldn't bear to put any of my lovely lotions and potions in it. Cosmetically, we weren't fans of the retro green tiles either. In other words, it needed to go...quickly! 
So, every weekend for the last 8 weeks, Stu had been working hard on building us a new bathroom from demolition to finish. We opted for a combined spa bath and shower to save us some space and used fittings and fixtures that were minimal and sleek to create a clean look. We picked large white wall tiles to brighten the space and textured wall tiles as a feature to add interest. 
I absolutely detest clutter so I'm loving the storage space in the vanity and medicine cabinet which holds our toiletries, perfumes and lotions. I quite like a bit of greenery in the bathroom so I bought an ivy plant, in the hope that the foliage will grow lush and strong and cascade down the wall in time to come. Fingers crossed.


PS: Stu also built our kitchen a couple of years back, and if you are interested, you can also have a peek at our living room, master bedroom and guestroom.

51 Responses to Our new bathroom

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It looks so tranquil and beautiful! Cheers to Stu for a fantastic job!

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Tina Bradley said...

Beautiful! A very peaceful, relaxing room! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Pamela RG said...

Looks very clean and modern Trishie. Well done to you and your Husband, Stu.

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

so cool. Good job, Stu!

Stephanie said...

That looks beautiful! He's certainly done a good job

xo Stephanie

Michelle said...

It looks amazing well worth the disruption for the last 8 weekends! I really like the texture of the wall tiles and your marble look hand pump set :) Bet shower time is a zillion times better now.

Ceciliette said...

Wow!!! tahts a complete upgrade! Claps to stu!!! he did a perfect job.

Julia said...

I love it! It looks very clean, light and bright. Such a wonderful, relaxing space! Enjoy!!!

Loz said...

Wow! it looks amazing, so fresh and new :) Great work

Sarah morethanadored said...

Wow! What a difference! It looks incredible - very fresh and crisp :)

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow, that is one fab 'before and after', I take my hat off to Stu! Nice job, loving the tiles and basket especially!

aliceinbo said...

Like a lot!


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lucent imagery said...

Gorgeous! Well done Stu! x

Ice Pandora said...

Wow Trishie, great job with the
new bathroom! It looks like it
came straight from Pinterest :P Xx

Christina Lowry said...

A new bathroom makes a house feel so much more finished, doesn't it? Stu has done a lovely job. I love the fresh, clean look and the storage too. Beautiful! Enjoy your new bathroom and your non-mouldy cupboards! :)

★ L i S A said...

omg cutest bathroom! *o*

Kim Alston said...

what a transformation! it is absolutely GORGEOUS! so serene, peaceful and tranquil. I LOVE IT! I know you are pleased! Enjoy it!
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Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, it is so lovely! It looks like a high-end spa! Stu did such a great job and you can tell he put a lot of hard work into it. I really love how clean and bright everything looks. It's my kind of bathroom! :)

Shirley Tay said...

Gosh, u're so lucky to marry a handyman! My hubby can hardly fix anything. When something is broken, call the repairman; when something's old, buy new one. Lol! I'm truly impressed! Pls give him a pat on the shoulder on behalf of me on the job well done!

little t said...

Talented man, it looks great and so much brighter!

Anouka K said...

Wow, it's amazing how it has changed for the better (and the brighter). Your husband has done an amazing job!

Sam said...

Stu did such a fantastic job! The bathroom looks amazing!

OtherMix said...

Looks great, I love how it's lighter and thus seems to be bigger! Good job!

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Winnie said...

Gosh your place looks SO perfect!

My Garden Diaries said...

Dear goodness is that just a stunning space or what!!! Amazing and fresh!!! Nothing better than a pretty spa bathroom to relax in! How fantastic that your hubby is so handy! Bravo to him!!!

Susannah said...

You are on to a winner with Stu. What a great handy man. His work and your decorating make a stunning bathroom. Great job!


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MrsW said...

What a beautiful space! I love your little finishing touches!

Talisa Tossell said...

I love your bathroom! Good job.

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cquek said...

only one word " EXCELLENT"

Imogen said...

That's such an improvement, very impressive.

Wendy Sice said...

I've been thinking of doing the same sort of bath/shower set up in our bathroom. Would you mind sharing supplier details? Thanks a bunch!

trishie said...

Hi Wendy! We bought pretty much everything from Harvey Norman. The spa bath is a Decina branded one and the shower is by Grohe. Hope this helps. xxx

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Lovely. Chic and sleek. Clean and classy. I love the shower head too.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

It looks beautiful!

Latrina said...

Oh wow! Y'alls home is so lovely. You got yourself a pretty awesome husband, if I do say so myself. He's done such a fabulous job!

curly purplepig said...

it's gorgeous! I love how it's so white and clean and pretty! so inspired

Jay said...

It looks really beautiful, I'm off for a peek at the other rooms now!

jo said...

Your new bathroom is absolutely gorgeous!

xo Jo

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Jane said...

omg! this is amazing! i love how it's so bright and clean! your husband did a fantastic job!

Gina Norman said...

it's absolutely gorgeous! Looks like a hotel ;)

Johanna said...

What a great transformation. It looks so light and airy!

Gillian said...

It's really nice. Your man did a great job. It's gorgeous - so chic and clean looking. You have great taste. x

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

I love your new bathroom--so clean, spare and pretty--I'm you'll enjoy it!

xo Mary Jo

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Loving the new look! Well done!

rooth said...

My goodness, this looks GREAT!

Reese Carrozzini said...

ohmygosh! Your new bathroom is so nice! You're blessed that your husband can do all this.

Wishing you a fantastic day sweetie!
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Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

Wow, what an awesome reno!!! Your hubby is so talented! I can't wait to get started on our house.

Peach Macarons said...

great bathroom! Beautifully done. what a handy hubby you have.

Kelly said...

What an amazing transformation! Giving up wot horribly tiled bathroom owners everywhere!

Diva In Me said...

Stu is definitely good in renovating a home! He definitely made it cozy for both of you =D I like this clean and tidy bathroom. Oh yea, and bright too =D

bathroom designs said...

Your bathroom is fantastic! It looks like the work of a bathroom design specialist :) I have to do something similar to mine because I want to renovate it and put some new things from Roca, but I do not know where to start!
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