Before and After: A Carpeted (!!) Bathroom Gets a Pretty Pink Makeover

updated Sep 6, 2019
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Joanne Gultig‘s UK bathroom had green carpet, and that really says it all. The vanity also totally lacked storage for herself, her husband, and their two young daughters, and “the shower was a hose plugged into the bath, so had very little water pressure,” Joanne writes. But really, the room had green carpet.

Joanne spent a few months researching and planning a bathroom overhaul. The actual renovation only took about two weeks. “Luckily my dad is a plumber so was able to fit it, and we know a few other tradespeople to plaster, tile, and paint the room,” she writes. “With a 5-month-old baby, we didn’t have the time or energy to do much ourselves so got the pros in!”

She estimates that the total cost of the renovation—including materials and fixtures, plumbing, electrics, plastering, tiling, and painting—was between 6,000 and 6,500 pounds. “We were fortunate that we have some tradespeople in the family, so probably paid a little under average,” she writes.

Joanne’s favorite parts of the new room are the pink Harvey George vanity unit and the marble mosaic tiles on the vanity wall and in the shower niche. (Who doesn’t love a good shower niche?)

Her smart tip for bathroom storage, besides buying a vanity with some? Hide ugly cleaning bottles behind a freestanding bath!

Thank you for sharing, Joanne!