Sunday, 4 March 2018

Bathroom Re-Vamp

I spend hours and hours procrastinating on Pinterest and with my boards, I have designed my perfect house, the only problem being I live in a one bedroom flat in North London as opposed to an 18 bedroom mansion in the countryside.  That said, the one room of the house I spend a lot of time trying to relax in is the one room I hate the most - the bathroom.
Bathroom Re-Vamp
Whilst you won't be seeing any photos of my bathroom on my blog in its current state, we have been saving money in an attempt to finally be able to rid ourselves of horrid tiles, a weird shaped corner sink and a ceiling that definitely needs replacing and I am really looking forward to finally having a heated towel rail.  I know we all have little parts of our abode that we want to change and mine starts with the bathroom.  In my head, I know what I want my bathroom to look like, the colour scheme I want and the tiles that I really love but ultimately I would love somewhere to store my lotions, potions, gels and scrubs!

I have stalked pretty much every page of both Soak.com and Bathstore and have seen so many styles that I really like, some that I really don't like and some I would need to be convinced about but there is always room to compromise.  However, before any decisions are made, things that we do need to consider and that is the size of the bathroom, what realistically will fit in there and what will not.  I am told the first place to start is with the toilet, sounds dull and well it is, but the positioning of the toilet is dictated by the position of the soil pipe and once that has been decided you can plan your bathroom around that. I have measured every inch of my bathroom the old fashioned way with a tape measure, ruler and a piece of paper and transferred those measurements to the IKEA Bathroom Planning tool which is so easy to use and also free!
Bathroom Re-Vamp
Image of the Cruze Modern Shower Bath Suite used with permission from Victorian Plumbing
But what do I really want in my bathroom? Well, I have a list and due to the size of our bathroom, we cannot have both a bath and a shower.  A bath is an absolute must for me and so it will have to be a combination of the two together, as we have now.  So instead of shower curtains, the preference would be to have a shower screen and then the following:
  • A Heated Towel Rail because  cannot wait to get out of the bath and have a warm towel ready and waiting for me,
  • A sink which has space on or around it for the essentials such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand soap and the misters shaving products,
  • A Bathroom Cabinet, but with a mirror.  I would love a mirror in my bathroom (the last one fell off the wall and shattered) rather than have to carry one with me every time,
  • The mister wants a shaving mirror because he has never owned one,
  • A Bath Rack - somewhere to put my chilled glass of wine, my book and some products I want to use whilst in the bath,
  • Storage - one thing I need without question is bathroom storage and not to just use my window ledge and a basket on the top of the toilet.
Bathroom Revamp


I have spent many hours playing with different bathroom layouts, different baths, shower settings, toilets and sinks and moving from site to site, I have finally narrowed my choice down to three different options.  Now all I need to do is persuade Beautykinguk that my choice is the right one (isn't it always?).

The tile search has also started, I don't want the entire bathroom tiled, I would prefer it to be just around the bath and then the floor with the walls painted white.  So picking tiles has been just as complicated as it was to choose a bathroom suite because the options and choices are just unlimited.  I looked online for advice and because my bathroom isn't that big, the advice I have read is to go for something light rather than dark to give that bigger space feeling, so with this in mind, I have narrowed my choice down to which for me is down to just a few options.

I literally cannot wait to see my bathroom transformed and I cannot wait to take my first bath in my brand spanking new one!  

Have you ever re-vamped your bathroom? Have you got any tips for me?













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20 comments:

  1. It's amazing how the costs of doing a bathroom keep adding up but it'll be totally worth it because it'll be your sanctuary! xx

    Beautylymin

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  2. I can’t wait to have my own home to decorate and re-vamp as I’d like! Xx

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  3. Of course your choice is right. This would make for a stunning bathroom and by the way heated rails are the best x

    franklyflawless.com

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  4. Oooh how exciting! I would love to revamp my bathroom but we don’t plan to stay in this house to too long so that won’t be happening anytime soon. Can’t wait to see when your project is finished xxx

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  5. I really love a bathroom revamp! I really want a heated towel rail, they look so so good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  6. There’s so much I would like to change about my bathroom. It’s so plain and it’s quite small for what is supposed to be a family bathroom. We are planning to move out before baby number 3 is here so hopefully all will be different then x

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  7. A heated towel rail is a must! We seriously need a bathroom revamp. My hubby, bless him, attempted one a few months ago but used the wrong paint and now it's peeling off the walls!

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  8. Oh I love your pics Rach, I can’t wait to see it when it’s done. So exciting x

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  9. Also live in a one bed in North London hehe. Heated towel rails are a game changer x

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  10. I would absolutely love to have a bathroom which was like a spa and had all my products nicely organised - that would be the dream! I do have a cabinet with a mirrored front though, very handy!

    The Makeup Directory

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  11. Ohhh I just love your bathroom inspo! I can't wait to redecorate mines - I want it to be a place of zen (which it definitely is not at the moment haha!)
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  12. Wow. This is so exciting! Can't wait for the outcome.

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  13. I'm fortune I live in a new build property so I haven't had to! Fingers crossed it all goes to plan for you xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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  14. We need to update the bathroom especially the bath! x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  15. You definetely need to have a lovely skincare cabinet!! x

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  16. A heated towel rail is a must! There is nothing nicer than warm towels!

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  17. I can't wait to see the end result, I haven't done this before but I would love to design my own bathroom xx

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  18. I can't wait to have a house to decorate the bathroom haha I don't know what it is but I would love something white with a pop of colour like a pale yellow.


    www.EmmyWritesAbout.com

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  19. We’re saving for a new bathroom too - that white and grey one is probably just what we’re after

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