Last September, Chris and I bought our first flat - a two bedroom place in South East London. The flat has needed some work doing on it as the previous owner had not taken the best care of it so it's a bit of a project place. We have now almost finished two out of the five rooms so I thought I'd share our bathroom and what we've done on it.
The main problems with the bathroom when we moved in were the position of the sink (so close to the bath!) and it just generally looked tired and in need of some TLC. It had a very old dusty radiator running next to the sink and the side of the bath was falling apart. It was just generally uninspiring!
Here are some pictures of the work in progress. Chris and my Dad removed all of the bathroom tiles and we could quickly see that we needed a professional in to sort out the walls! While the builders were in we asked them to do most of the bathroom work and we did the decorating.
The best pictures of the lot - the end result! We decided to move the sink to a much more convenient place (it's on the left as you come in, just before the bath) and it opened up the bathroom space really well. We replaced the toilet and sink with a new set from Victoria Plumb but decided to keep the bath and just fit a new tongue and groove bath panel to it which we bought from Wickes. We also bought Westminster sink and shower taps from Homebase which I absolutely love.
We decided to get metro tiles for the bathroom which we think we'll also use in the kitchen and went for light laminate flooring. We wanted to keep the room as light and bright as possible (as there is no window in the room) which is why we also got 6 spotlights installed.
I think our favourite feature has to be the Victoria style radiator/towel rail. I love how this looks in the bathroom. The final touches came from a canvas print from Sainsbury's home (I love their home stuff!), a cabinet from my parents and a lovely mirror from IKEA for a bargainous £15.
We really love how it looks now and there is nothing better than running a big bubble bath and relaxing in there! We just need to put a shower mount on the wall and it will be perfect!