HOME AT LAST - PART THREE.

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The refurbishment of the smallest room was the cause of the biggest headaches during the renovation, purely because it took so flippin' long!  Even though I'd done my bit and got all the sanitaryware, tiles and even the shelf brackets organised only a few weeks in it was a further FIVE MONTHS until I had a working bathroom again.  That's five months of showering at the gym and five months of flushing the loo with a bucket! All because of being let down by not one, not two but three plumbers.  

My builder warned me at the beginning that the elusive plumber is the worst of the trades to deal with and, perhaps naively, I thought he was kidding. Turns out he wasn't.

I had a clear vision of what I wanted to do with the room right from the outset. It involved removing the crammed in bath to create a wetroom with walk-in shower and fitting a shelf-mounted basin with wall mounted taps.  I also wanted to reposition the toilet as I have a weird thing where I hate being able to see it when the door is open.  This was particularly important as it is the room directly at the other end of the hallway to the front door - I didn't want the bog to be the first thing people see when they walk in!

 
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As the last two bathrooms I have done were both black I wanted to switch it up and go white this time, with a slightly rustic feel having been inspired by a picture in the Topps Tiles catalogue.  I found the black taps and shower on eBay and the brick effect tiles are from Total Tiles.  An off cut from the kitchen worktop makes the shelf for the basin.

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There are still a few little things to finish like putting up a shelf and I'm still on the hunt for the perfect mirror to go above the basin but I'm pretty pleased with the overall look.  I like not having a shower curtain or screen - it makes it really easy to keep clean.  Just a quick wipe over with the mop and it's done, and over the winter the underfloor heating will dry it out nicely.

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Now all I need to do is stop calling it the 'bath' room!

Let me know what you think :)

Kx