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At the beginning of the year we like to share our top 10 project goals for the next 12 months. It’s a way for us to focus and start planning how to coordinate everything.
With a few boxes already ticked, it’s time to start planning our next big project and we’ve decided to start working on (drum-roll please) our bathroom.
Let’s be honest – it’s a mess. We patched it up and gave it a temporary and cheap makeover when we first moved in, but 5 years later it’s still the same and a complete refurbishment is well overdue.
Some of our temporary updates have seen better days and our fixtures are extremely worn – our complete shower fixture recently even fell off the wall! (Oh, and yes they are as clean as we can get them.)
We’ve already bought a toilet (it’s in a box in the cellar), we’ve decided on a washbasin and are trying to make up our minds about installing a traditional roll-top bath or a modern one. One other thing that we’ve also decided on are our bathroom fixtures and fittings.
They’re one of the most important thing to get right in a bathroom. The design is obviously important, but they also get a lot of use which means that it’s important to have something that’s high quality and will stand the test of time.
So, when SuperBath asked us to take a look at what they offer, we were really happy to find that they not only stock the exact products that we’d like in our bathrooms, but they also have a best price guarantee. Sounds like a great combination to me!
We’re still planning on converting our loft which will have a (hopefully) quite luxurious en-suite bathroom with a walk in shower, our main bathroom will just have a bath with shower over it.
1. + 2. For our luxury en-suite we’re planning installing a ceiling mounted rainshower as well as a small hand shower – if we technically can. If it isn’t possible (it depends on our water pressure and our ceiling height) the alternative is to install a super large shower head instead. To go with the large rainshower head we’ll also be installing a slightly more practical shower rail and hand shower.
3. In our main bathroom – which is the room we’ll be tackling first, we’re planning on installing this all in one type system. It’s a bit smaller than the shower in our en-suite, but still has a really large luxurious rainshower head and it also includes the hand shower head.
4. In our main bathroom we’d like to switch the current positions of the washbasin and toilet and install a corner basin. We think that it’ll give us a bit of extra space and in this tiny bathroom every bit counts. To go with the corner washbasin we’ll be installing a single leaver mixer. I’ve never really got the concept of having two seperate fixtures for hot and cold. Especially in our bathroom where the taps are so far appart that you either have freezing cold hands or feel like you’re going to burn yourself.
5. We’d like the en-suite to be super modern and indulgent. Whilst we’ve not quite decided on the washbasin for our en-suite, we know that we’d like a washbowl type basin that sits on the counter. For this type of washbasin we’d like to have the tap wall mounted.
We’ve had Grohe fixtures and fitting in the past and have always been really happy with the quality, which is the reason that we’ve chosen some of their products again. When you’re rennovating a whole house like we are, it’s of course important to get the best prices possible without having to compromise on the quality. Part of the reason for us doing so many projects ourselves is because it allows us to spluge on the fixtures and fittings.
Do you have a big project that you’ll be working on for the rest of the year? Are you looking at replacing your bathroom? What do you think – should we install a traditional roll-top bath or a contemporary one?