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.