I have been talking about it for so long that I can almost not believe it is finally done! The bathroom renovation was due to happen at the end of August but we had so many setbacks and challenges, delays from the builder, amongst other things, that we have only just finished it a couple of weeks ago.
First things first, take a look at the before pictures. When we moved into our new home we knew that the ensuite would need some TLC - a whole entire set of new fixtures and wall coverings type of TLC. This is what we had when we moved in...
If you look closely (totally understand if you don't want to, so I'll break it down for you) you can see encrusted mold, damaged wall by a leak at the bottom right of the shower, a moving shower tray, dated tiles and lack of storage. Not a great picture. We couldn't shower in it because it would leak through the living room ceiling downstairs, lucky we have another two bathrooms!
My starting point for this makeover were the black fixtures, I love them, wanted them no matter what! So I created a black & white scheme. I also wanted a bigger shower tray and a much lower one whilst we were at it, built in storage under the sink and modern tiles.
Here is the mood board for this project:
I was pretty quick to decide on the fixtures, the sink, shower tray, towel rail, pretty much everything aside from the tiles.
Ah those tiles! The ones I loved were way out of our budget at £200 plus per square meter (a total of over £600 for the feature wall alone!), so I had to keep looking until I came across something that was modern, geometric and had an encaustic feel to it. And of course, something that we loved - that was the hard part!
Ready to see the finished ensuite? Here we go...
The white wood effect tiles for the floor are one of our favourite additions, I'd have them everywhere in the house! These are from Walls and Floors. The tall black towel rail makes a statement and goes well with the round mirror which was an IKEA hack, I painted it to achieve that effect.
The black shower door frame is from Victoria Plum - great service and fast delivery! We chose a much wider shower tray and the shower is really spacious now, no kidding we could fit four people in it! So we needed a large shower head to match... The geomento tiles are from Topps Tiles, and the colours are stunning. Depending on the lighting they'll vary from grey to blush.
The wide sink is fantastic, and the storage underneath means I can hide all the bits and bobs that don't need to be seen. And even though the shower is much wider we still have enough space to fit the stool from Zara Home.
Simple but stunning is also the toilet paper holder by Holly's House which I ordered at Trouva - love it! The zebra print breaks the otherwise all-white wall.
That's another makeover done! What did you think? I'd love to know as I leave you with some before and after collages :)
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