Wednesday, 7 December 2011

My Bathroom - The Bad & The Ugly

So after this post about my remaining unrenovated bathroom, I decided that I could not subject our relatives visiting from England for Christmas to using that awful bathroom for their entire stay.

Sounds great in theory but I  hadn't managed to win lottery, nor had I stumbled across a spare $35,000 hiding in a jacket pocket, so I had to find a way to do a make over instead of a renovation. If I'm being completely honest I wasn't overly sure that I would be happy with the end result but I'm pleased to say that the bathroom is almost complete and I'm really happy with it. I will post some pictures of the completed bathroom, as well as a budget breakdown (you won't believe the overall cost) in my next post. In the meantime here are some photos of what my bathroom used to look like. Be warned, it wasn't pretty!

Ah what to say about the bathroom, it's just wrong on so many levels. Notice the tile that has fallen off on the far end? Yep exposed gyprock with a hole in it is definitely an unexpected feature.

I know, I know. I can hear you saying "where would you even buy black tiles with a gold flower accent?" and I agree, I'm hoping this was a terrible style slip up back in the late 80's and that the tile manufacturer has now reconsidered their position. Now to address that bath, do you know that corner baths are the items most likely to be removed in any current bathroom renovation? For good reason too, they are a nightmare when you have small children (and aren't a giant) because you can't reach into them easily, you'd need an extra 12 hours a day to wait for something that size to fill and with Australian residents spending a vast number of years of our lives on water restrictions it makes them quite costly to fill all the time. Then of course there is the biggest issue, they are just too big!

Thankfully the bathroom is looking far more glamorous now. I'm hoping to finish off the last little bits over the weekend and will post the finished result next week.

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