Back in December our bathroom had a little makeover, you may remember back in July I entered a blog competition called My Dream Bathroom (view post here and old bathroom) to win a new bathroom and we actually won 2nd prize which was worth an amazing £1000 we received some vouchers to use on Tile Mountain and the Big Bathroom Shop and got to split the vouchers between each store, we managed to get some lovely pieces for our new bathroom. I was so excited to win because although our bathroom was never bad it wasn’t something we were going to just do for the sake of it so winning this competition meant that I could give the bathroom a makeover on a minimal budget which was amazing especially at Christmas time!
The overall layout of the bathroom hasn’t changed as we were quite happy with how everything was set up however we have just updated the bathroom suite, tiles and added some extras to really make it special and I’m so happy with the outcome. I wanted it to be bright, modern, fresh and I really think we achieved that and I couldn’t believe how quick it was to do. Once we got all of the pieces we needed the plumber came over and literally did everything within 3 days, pretty amazing considering our kitchen conversion took a few months!
When it came to picking the bathroom suite we didn’t opt for a set, I chose each item individually from the bath to the toilet and vanity unit. We chose a soft close toilet which is very snazzy indeed and the bath is slightly bigger than our original one, the vanity unit was something I was most excited about because it has storage which is what we really lacked in our old bathroom. The doors are soft close also and I really adore the high gloss finish it’s super swish and goes perfectly with the overall bathroom design.
I actually found picking the tiles a pretty hard task especially because we had to order online, I ordered so many sample cuts which was a great service that Tile Mountain offer. I’m so glad we ordered the samples because when it came to finishes and designs I really had no idea, I wanted something that would be easy to clean and I didn’t want anything that would be too high maintenance so for the floor we went for the Doblo Matt Light Grey Porcelain tiles which are gorgeous I’m so happy with these tiles and even picked up some extra tiles to use in our hallway at some point. We also added some underfloor heating and oh my gosh this makes such a difference, our bathroom only ever had a large towel rail for heating so it got pretty chilly but now we have underfloor heating it’s always nice and warm which is such a treat in the middle of the night when it’s a bit chilly! For the wall tiles we chose the Velvet white wall tile which is again a pretty huge tile but I think it really acts as a feature piece and I adore the mix of grey and white in this tile, amazing quality and looks incredible.
Onto fixtures and fittings, we desperately needed an update in this department because our old fixtures and fittings were pretty dated and I think that by simply updating these features it really makes a bathroom look modern and chic. All of our fixtures are from Mira Showers, our old shower was from Mira and we never had any problems so we wanted to make sure we got everything from there again this time round and after talking to the guys over at Mira we decided on the Mira Escape electric shower which looks fab, it has thermostatic temperature stability keeps showering safe for all the family which is perfect for us as Vinny likes to have a shower sometimes too and I also just love the contemporary design.
For the taps and bath mixer we chose from the Honesty range which again is very contemporary and sleek, my favourite part about the tap and bath filler is that they both work amazingly well with low pressure. This was something I was a little concerned about as our bath taps are low pressure but we had nothing to worry about because these work a treat and fill the bath with ease and not too much of a wait. Everything we got comes in a chrome finish which I think looks perfect in our new bathroom, I’m in love!
Finishing touches have only just been done hence why the post is a little delayed after Christmas but I wanted to make sure it was going to be perfect and to be honest I wasn’t too sure what I wanted but after a little online searching I came across some lovely key pieces that I feel really bring the bathroom together and makes it complete. After reading a few interiors blogs I came across an absolute bargain from Laura Ashley which is the Marble clock, can you believe this clock was reduced to just £13.50… I literally couldn’t believe it and as a blogger you know I’m all about marble so it had to be done. I then grabbed some copper baskets and a mirror from Matalan which I’ve had so many compliments on already, I love how these just add a touch of colour to the room and I’ve actually kept things colour co ordinated by placing some of my favourite Sanctuary products into the baskets for that extra wow factor.
Overall I’m so pleased with the outcome of our bathroom, it’s one of my favourite rooms in the house now and I have to admit being pregnant it’s very nice to be able to enjoy a lovely relaxing bubble bath in a swish, warm new bathroom I feel like I’m in a hotel!
What do you think of our new bathroom?
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