I’m really excited to be sharing the first ‘reveal’ of my new house renovation. When I moved in I knew the first room/rooms we would be tackling were the loft rooms. The spare room/ office space (plans here – reveal coming mid September) and the attached en-suite were pretty much empty spaces, no flooring and badly painted painted walls – but a lot of potential. So, here is the ‘before’ – a shower without a door or curtain and not even enough height to stand up in… not exactly ideal! The tiles were a mess and everything just looked a bit grubby – definitely in need of a makeover..

And here is the ‘after’ – quite a transformation, right?! My dad ripped out the shower tray and shower on the first day of renovations and built some shelving out of MDF to go in it’s place. My old house was screaming out for storage so I was desperate not to be in the same position in this new house. I’m planning on using it for spare toiletries, spare towels and cleaning supplies (including the taller side of the cupboard for storing my vacuum cleaner). You’ll have to excuse the lights, they’re yet to be replaced but I just couldn’t wait to share the makeover!

I picked up a soap dispenser and toothbrush pot from H&M Home to try to make the basic sink look a bit more fancy and to tie in the colour of the flooring (more on that further down). The mirror is the one from my old bathroom from Ikea and it fits in the room perfectly!

The towel ring is from Ikea because apparently nowhere makes nice towel rings that aren’t extortionately priced? And again, the towels are from my old bathroom, I think they’re from Costco!

I still need to do some more styling on the shelves but I picked up this faux hanging ivy (?) and pot from Ikea to add a bit more interest to the plain white space.

On the other side of the shelving unit I’ve popped some other little bits I’ve picked up over the last few weeks. The succulent and pot were just from Ikea and only £3. The cute little cactus candle is from H&M Home and was £5 and the reed diffuser is from Dunelm in one of my favourite musky scents (£10).

And finally, my favourite and the real showstopper of the room – the flooring! It was very kindly gifted from the lovely people at Zazous and I honestly couldn’t love it more – the colours, the pattern, the way it lifts the room – “The nicest flooring I’ve seen for a long time” as said by my Grandma. It’s vinyl tiles that you pretty much just stick to the floor, super easy and a really effective way of creating a feature floor for a lot less money than actual tiles. My dad fitted them within a couple of hours, the longest part was cutting around toilet and sink pedestals but that was really easy and a lot less messy than cutting tiles! I’m so pleased with the end result, I can’t believe it ever looked like that ‘before’ photo at the top!

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18th September 2018

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    Jenna

    7th September 2018

    Great post – this looks amazing! I absolutely love what you did with the floor 🙂
    -Jenna <3
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      zoeoliviablog

      10th September 2018

      Thank you, I’m so pleased with it all!

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    Jo

    3rd September 2018

    That flooring is amazing! Such a transformation x

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      zoeoliviablog

      3rd September 2018

      It’s amazing, isn’t it?

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    Kristina

    3rd September 2018

    I love how you’ve made it look! And these tiles are a dream!

    Love,
    K | ginandbiscuits.co.uk

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      zoeoliviablog

      3rd September 2018

      Thank you! They’ve completely transformed the room, haven’t they?

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    Lauren

    3rd September 2018

    I love the flooring so much 😍 it’s so nice!xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

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      zoeoliviablog

      3rd September 2018

      It’s lovely, isn’t it? So easy to put down too!

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    Jennie

    3rd September 2018

    It looks fab! I love the flooring, makes the room so much more interesting. Can’t wait to see the rest of your makeovers now 🙂

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      zoeoliviablog

      3rd September 2018

      Thank you! They definitely add a little ‘something’ don’t they? Me too! haha

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