Our bathroom currently has a sort of 1970s vibe. It’s old fashioned, it’s yellow (yes, really) and it’s falling apart. Thankfully, the shower is at least functional but besides that there’s not much else I can say to sing its praises, try as I might.
The bathroom is tiny, the only advantage being that it is easy to clean. It has horrid tiles, taps that need replacing, the light is full of flies but we can’t work out how to get it off the ceiling to get rid of them – Fin delights in counting how many dead flies there are of a night in our light!
The floorspace is about a metre squared, if I were an estate agent I’d describe it as bijou. But I’m not, I’m a mum of a four little people so I’m going to describe it as a small, impractical room. There’s not much we’re going to be able to do about that but I’d love to add more storage.
Here are the main culprits of our yucky bathroom….
- Carpet on the floor
- A yellow suite that’s seen better days
- Yellow tiles (to match the yellow suite) that are now falling off the walls
- A temperamental toilet and shower
- It’s teeny tiny
- Plaster regularly drops from the cracked tiles every bathtime. I’m regularly saying to the
little ones- Has another bit of plaster fallen in? Just pop it on the
side, there’s a dear!’
Truth be told, it’s desperate to be redone. All of it. From scratch. But with so many other jobs left still to do on our project house, the reality is that re-doing our bathroom isn’t going to happen for a good few months yet. After all, if we’re going to do it, best to do it right, huh?
However that doesn’t mean that I can’t plan ahead (well obviously pin about my dream bathroom) or start dreaming of my ideal dream bathroom, for us as a family. And so over the past few weeks I’ve been doing exactly that. Here’s my pinterest board of delights!
At the top of my wish list is to bid farewell to the carpet. I can’t wait to ceremoniously chuck it on a skip. The thought of what lies in the depths of that deep pile makes me queasy. I’d love to replace it with Moroccan style tiles. Yucky grout is also a bit of a bug bear of mine. I’ve tried groutbuster, bleach, shiny sinks, and toothpaste, and none of them has worked! I’d love to replace them with clean, white tiles.
They say that yellow is the colour of sunshine and should make one happy but…..our bathroom is the kind of yellow that is more likely to make you feel slightly unwell of a morning and I’d prefer a clean, white suite. I’d love it to be easy to keep clean, with better storage and a bath to wallow in for the kids and a shower to blast away my morning blues. The water pressure and radiator are both very temperamental , I’d love to have a towel rail for lovely warm, justgotoutofthebath towels.
I’m sure it’s a dead cert of a sign that I’m getting older, but honestly these days, one of my favourite things to do is to pin inspiring pictures of bathrooms and many other house projects! This may not sound very exciting to you, but trust me, when you’ve lived with a yellow bathroom for a few months, a white contemporary and stylish bathroom becomes the stuff dreams are made of! If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom as we are – here’s some really useful tips.
However, life’s not all about shiny bathrooms (she says to herself convincingly!!) and so despite picking out the plaster every bathtime- here’s our motley crew enjoying their bathtimes regardless of yellow tiles and falling plaster! They have a bath every night and LOVE it, it’s hard to get them out and it’s a reminder that a clean, shiny white bathrooms aren’t that important to little people, even if they are to their mums!