Before & After: A Big Change for a Little Bathroom

Before & After: A Big Change for a Little Bathroom

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Lizzie Ford
Aug 12, 2016
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When we moved into our little 1950's fixer-upper 2 years ago (you might remember previous progress reports on the kitchen and living room), I thought there was no way I could possibly wash in that grimy, cramped and dysfunctional bathroom. It had no shower, the loudest toilet flush on the planet and extremely temperamental hot water. But we ran out of cash and so it turned out I could live with it. For a really long time.

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Recently we got the opportunity to extend the house to create a dining kitchen so we seized the moment to add a little space to the bathroom (to give space for a separate shower) and overhaul the whole thing. It is such sweet relief. Never before has the simple pleasure of a hot shower felt like such a luxury.

The biggest hurdle was probably moving the window - the bathroom is on the ground floor of the house next to the kitchen so as we were extending the kitchen across the back of the house, the window in the bathroom needed to be moved.

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Our budget was not huge (it was all blown on the build) and I love mixing contemporary pieces with antiques, so I scoured eBay and Gumtree for the cabinets and got a bargain bath and shower online (Victoria Plumb).

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My favourite element has to be the tiles though - I got them from a company (Mosaic del Sur) where you can design your own and must have lost 2 weeks of my life to the online simulator. It was an obsession. But I love how it's turned out!

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I'll hopefully share the finished kitchen here soon too. For more pictures and information about the project, visit my site Mabel's Log.

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