Over the last few months you have shared the ups and downs of our last home improvement project: the kitchen. We knew we would need to do that one fairly soon from the day we first viewed the house: it wasn’t just that it wasn’t to our taste, but it also was starting to fall to pieces. So after three years of saving and planning, we finally did it and now that the dust is starting to settle, thoughts are turning to the next project to tackle.
We could make an argument for doing pretty much any room in the house next (excluding the ones we have already refurbed). One room that we have had to tinker with a few times already though is our bathroom. Frankly it’s seen better days: we have a bit of a problem with mould that we are fighting a constant battle with. It’s made worse by the fact that someone has previously lowered the height of the ceiling for some unknown reason. We had a problem with the toilet when we moved in and the plumber had to damage the tiling to get the problem fixed. Add to that the fact that we don’t really like the choice of fittings or the tiles or just about anything else about it and you’ll see why it’s high on our list of potential home improvement projects.
One thing that is on my husband’s bathroom wish list is having a separate shower enclosure in the bathroom. He spends a lot of time in the shower. Having a shower helps wake him up and get him going in the morning (he’s no early bird). The joy of having a separate shower is that you can just walk in (no hauling yourself over the side of the bath). It doesn’t just have to be a practical way of keep the water out of the rest of the bathroom though, they can be a stunning design feature in their own right. They come in so many different styles that we should easily be able to find something that would suit our room. I think we might need to site our shower enclosure in a corner to make the best use of the space available, so maybe a quadrant enclosure or a shower cubicle would be best.
I’m thinking that we will go for some classic white lines and a fairly masculine look. We can make this seem less harsh by using warmer colours for tiles, flooring and wall colour. Some well-chosen accessories and a picture or two will soften things a little further. I’m liking the idea of a vertical radiator or heated towel rail to add some extra design interest and make the most of our high ceilings (we are planning to remove the false ceiling). For me a bathroom is a place where I like to relax so it’s important to me that it’s a pleasant place to spend time.