Whether you’re starting from scratch or renovating your existing bathroom it’s easy to pin pictures and fill a virtual file to overflowing with ideas and wishlists. I know. I’m guilty as charged. After many years and a few false starts we will (fingers crossed) start our own family bathroom renovation over the next few weeks. Sleek and über cool or vintage and earthy? As you can see from my inspiration pictures I’m leaning very heavily towards a vintage, scandi, boho, black and white but maybe with a touch of sleek modern. Surprise, surprise. Our bathroom will be in the old stables at the back of our 150 year old house because a) it is a lovely old room with painted brick and a small fireplace and b) that is where a lot of the existing plumbing is, making it a cheaper job. I promise to take photos as the job progresses.
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Here are a few old (and a tad blurry) photos of the room when we first moved in. It was a man cave back then but now it’s more of a dressing room as that is the existing bathroom where Mickey is sitting.
Inspiration is just the first part. There are plans to be drawn up and builders to be found and then a squillion decisions to be made. There are tiles to choose. Vanity or pedestal sink, yay or nay. Shower screens and toilets. Bathtub or no. Brass or chrome or coloured … maybe black. Mirrors, sconces, storage, towel racks, toothbrush holders, on and on it goes. Wish me luck as I track down all the pieces I need for my perfect bathing sanctuary. Thank goodness for online shopping!