Friday, 28 October 2016

Bathroom Transformation


As you may know (/probably do know seeing as I bang on about it so often) me and my boyfriend Nick are currently renovating our first house. I'm very pleased to finally be able to share the transformation of our bathroom on here, as it's been a long time coming! The room was actually pretty much finished months ago, but we had to wait for an annoying damp patch we discovered (thanks old house) to be fixed and dry out before we could paint the walls. Being the risky people that we are we ended up just popping some damp seal over the top and hoping for the best (experts). Whereas we are doing everything we can ourselves I have to admit we did have some help on this one in the form of a plumber and a tiler cause ain't nobody got time to tile a bathroom with those small brick tiles (apart from the tiler).

Before:



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...).


During:



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!


After:







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?  

Amy x
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  1. such a great blog post :)

    www.londonstylegirl.com

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting :) xx

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  2. Wow, it looks amazing! Congratulations on your awesome interiors taste and room styling!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thank you so much lovely, hope you have a great weekend xx

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  3. Wow what a transformation! It looks amazing! Gemma x
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    1. Thanks so much Gemma! So happy with it :) xx

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  4. Gorgeous transformation, wow! I love how you've opted for a minimal, fresh and clean design - the white brick walls are perfect and the finishes touches equally so (eg. copper plant pot)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Thank you so much I really appreciate such a lovely comment! I love the tiles! xx

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  5. Ummmm GURL THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!! Hello bathroom of dreams! Wow, what a transformation - you must be SO happy with it love!

    Hayley xo
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    1. Thanks so much Hayley - I am super happy with it! xx

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  6. WOW! This transformation is incredible, I am in love with the tiles - it's gorgeous!!! x

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    1. Thank you so much - I'm in love with the tiles too! xx

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  7. Your house transformation posts are my favourite, you guys are really creative and I love the way you transformed the bathroom! I can't wait to have my own house to decorate one day, for now it's just a room in a shared flat haha xx

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    1. Ah thank you so much :) you'll get it one day! xx

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  8. Wow! What an amazing transformation! Your bathroom looks AMAZING!!! The tiles are stunning and I love the floating squares :)

    I hope that you're having a fab weekend dear!

    El xxx

    www.elsfashionfix.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely, hope you're having a great weekend too xx

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  9. I am in love with this transformation! If I ever have my own house I will definitely decorate the bathroom in this style. The tiles look gorgeous :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Aw thank you - I knew ages ago this is how I'd have the bathroom :) xx

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  10. Small room or not, renovating is always a "burden" :) But in a good way, the reno proved to be amazing, I loved the new style! It's so good to do this for our homes, it renews the soul too :) Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
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    1. That's so true haha, thanks so much, feel so much better with it done! xx

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  11. I'm literally obsessed with your house, it all looks amazing! We're just renting at the min but I can't wait to have my own place so I can make it my own...and perhaps steal a few ideas from you haha! x

    Always, Alice

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    1. Aw thanks so much lovely - hope you get your own place soon so you can decorate it how you want and you are very welcome to steal some ideas haha xx

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  12. Wow Amy, you've done such a great job, the bathroom is completely unrecognizable from what it used to be! It feels like a calm little oasis, you should be extremely proud of yourself! xx

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    1. It is so unrecognisable it feels weird looking at the old pictures! Thanks so much Matea, I do love it so much now! xx

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  13. This looks amazing, Amy! I love the bathtub. Perfect for a long, hot bubble bath =) xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. Thanks so much Edye - it really is perfect for a bubble bath! xx

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  14. This looks stunning! We saw a lot of houses with the separate toilet and very old decor in our search, but we weren't brave enough to take them on. It must be so satisfying to see the difference!

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    1. Thank you Nina! It is sooo satisfying I'm not quite sure why we did take on such a big project to be honest! xx

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