When we moved into this house almost two years ago, top of our to do list was to get rid of the weird textured metallic wallpaper and paint every room white. The next job was to rip out the bathrooms. “There is no way I can live with those bathrooms for even a month” I seem to remember saying.
Well two years on we have the white walls but the bathrooms are just the same. Okay we tore up the carpet in the downstairs loo and replaced it with lino when the smell of stale pee became overpowering but otherwise not much has changed.
I am guessing from the floral tiles the bathrooms were put in around the early 80s. Even when they have been scrubbed to within an inch of their lives they still feel pretty grimy.
The family bathroom is split into two rooms – bath and sink in one room and loo in the other. Why?! It is so inconvenient! Our first job will be to knock down the dividing wall, block up one of the doorways and make one big bright sunny bathroom. Then I am thinking we may swing the bath around so instead of being wedged in along the short wall, it runs against the long wall under the windows. And storage. We need some. Any.
Everything is cluttering up the windowsill.
Next door is the en suite, which is slightly less offensive maybe because it gets more natural light and the tiles are plain white not swamp green.
But it still has the feel of a cheap holiday rental, particularly the walled in shower which is almost pitch dark on winter mornings.
We are on a tight as tight budget so my very talented husband will be doing all the work himself. We are looking for suites and tiles that are as cheap as we can get without compromising too heavily on style.
Wish us luck!