BATHROOM MAKEOVER – BEFORE & AFTER

This post (and the whole bathroom makeover) has taken a lot longer than I anticipated to show you. So let’s get into it:

BEFORE

Ok, so it wasn’t offensive, but it was grubby, badly designed and just not my style. As I’ve said before, everything in this house was done on the cheap with minimal thought about where things went and what they looked like, but it had potential and that’s why I bought it. Tiles weren’t attached properly, the boiler was right above the toilet, the bath was far too big for the room and it was just in desperate need of a revamp.

So here it is…

AFTER

This was my renovation plan for the bathroom (not too far off the end result). and here’s the finished result:

Before I get into the details, I just want to warn anyone that’s considering renovating a bathroom, moving things around doubles (if not trebles) the timescale of the renovation – which wasn’t something I thought too much about when I started planning it! My Dad was only able to do the work on the room on a weekend, so it did take a lot longer than expected, but I’m just so pleased with the end result, it was worth having to go shower at my parents every night for 2 weeks…

Black details:

I’ve obviously carried across the black hardware from the rest of the house, it’s so modern, and although it’s a trend, I think it will definitely stand the test of time. I chose this shower from soak, which has both a rain shower and a handheld head, so it’s perfect for non-hairwash days, as well as washing off a hangover with your head fully immersed under the rain shower head.  I decided to replace the existing quadrant enclosure with this black one, which again I love – it makes such a statement when you walk into the room. My taps were an absolute bargain for just over £100 for both the sink and bath, before I found these, I was looking at some that were nearly £100 each, so these were a great find. The pop up bath waste adds a really nice touch, and carries across the black detailing, so although it was a bit more expensive than a chrome one, I’m 100% glad I bought it. I didn’t pay full price for any of the soak products as they always seem to have 10/20% off everything, so if you’re looking too, hold off until another offer goes live! I also got a sink trap from Victoria Plum (bought with press discount), which again, adds a really nice touch to the sink.

Accessories-wise, I picked up some pieces from Dunelm to add the finishing touches, all for £32! – mirrortoilet roll holdertowel ring,

Sink Vanity:

It took me weeks and weeks to find a sink vanity that went with my vision for the bathroom, but as soon as I found this Mode Tate White & Oak Vanity unit from Victoria Plum, I knew it was the one. I was also very kindly given a press discount on all of the Victoria Plum products featured in this post, which, when you’re replacing every single thing in the room, was very much appreciated. It has two storage drawers, as well as shelf in the middle, which I’ve popped some baskets in to add even more storage. The sink is a good size too, which was something else I struggled with when hunting for the perfect vanity unit. It fits perfectly with the style of the room and I’m so pleased with how it all looks together.

Toilet, Shower Tray & Bath:

As I said before, the bath was just too big for the room, so I sold that and used the money to buy this one from soak (they don’t seem to sell it on it’s own anymore, but it’s from this range), it’s smaller than a conventional bath, but it meat that we could build some more storage at the end, below the boiler. The shower tray was a great price from Victoria Plum (bought with press discount). It’s a really minimal, modern style, perfect for the room and the modern shower enclosure. The toilet was just a cheap one from Selco, not sure on which one as my dad picked it up!

Flooring & Tiles:

Another thing I really struggled with was finding flooring, that A, was suitable for bathrooms, and B, would fit with the style of the room. I picked up this Oak effect LVT from Birch Distribution in Leeds (near Costco), which I think fits the style perfectly, while not taking the focus away from the walls, tiles and details. The tiles were another bargain from Tiles Direct (which has a pick-up shop in Morley, if you’re local to Leeds and don’t want to pay for delivery like me!

Walls:

If you’ve seen my renovation plan post, you’ll know I picked the wall colour quite a while ago! It’s a colour match of Pleat by Little Greene, with half of the colour in, so it’s a lighter shade. I love it so much that I painted the built in cupboard, shelf/trim above the tiles, and door in the same colour.

Finishing touches:

Most of the finishing touches were all gifted from ASOS in previous collaboration (linked here, if you fancy a look), with my bathroom renovation in mind. The pompom detailed bath mat adds some great texture to the space, which I love. The storage basket in the vanity unit, is part of a 2 pack, unfortunately, the bigger size doesn’t fit in the gap – it’s currently on sale too! I’ve got 2 of the bath towels too, which tie in really nicely with the other black and white throughout the room (also on sale!). The wire bin is a great size, I might use it for toilet rolls, as I think it’d take away the effect if I put a bin liner in it – again, on sale! The towel ladder was an amazon find, bought with a birthday gift voucher from work.

 

So I think that’s everything – my bathroom makeover – what do you think?!

 


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7th August 2019

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4 Comments

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    Bekki

    30th July 2019

    Oh my loooord! I saw the photos of your bathroom before the reno and thought “this isn’t bad at all”, and then I saw the transformation, and was like “okay, credit due where credit due!” You’ve done a fantastic job. I like the fact you’ve really went all out with colour (I’m really sick of being minimal bathrooms). It’s beautiful, and makes me excited for one day decorating my own bathroom (I’m currently saving). Thanks so much for sharing a bit of inspo!

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      zoeoliviablog

      4th August 2019

      It was definitely the room that was the least offensive but I knew I wanted to change anything anyway! Such lovely comments, thank you so so much!

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    Bronni

    30th July 2019

    What a transformation, I love that you were brave with colour. I did a bathroom makeover recently and wish I could have afforded to move things around and get a new suite but your bathroom is so beautifully modern.
    https://bronni.co.uk/bathroom-makeover-on-a-budget/

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      zoeoliviablog

      4th August 2019

      Thank you so much! Your bathroom looks great. It was a huge job to move everything around so definitely wouldn’t recommend if you didn’t need to!

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