When we moved in the bathroom was split into a small bathroom and a separate toilet room. There was no shower, just a bath and the decor was very much in need of an update (no offence if this is how your bathroom is decorated...).
We stripped the whole room of wallpaper, tiles, ceiling tiles, carpet tiles (yes really) and then the plasterboard because the walls were in such bad condition. We also removed most of the separating wall ourselves (after being assured it was non supporting!). Looking at these pictures makes me so grateful for the bathroom we have now and also make me cringe a bit to think we actually used it when it was like this!
The plumber then came in to strip the old suite out and install a new one while the tiler removed the remainder of the separating wall, re-plastered the walls and tiled the walls and floor. All was left for us to do was paint the rest of the walls and ceiling, put up our mirror cabinet and install the lights.
It's only a small room, but it was a lot of work. I would definitely recommend doing any work you feel comfortable with yourself though because it does keep costs down! We are actually going to have a go at tiling the kitchen ourselves because that was a big cost that we possibly could have avoided.
What do you think of our bathroom transformation?