A while ago we shared our quick bathroom fix with you. (You can read more about it here.)
It was really disgusting when we moved in, everything was dirty and rusty. Worst of all was the smelly yellow stained carpet! Obviously it was first room in the house we tackled. While our quick and cheap makeover has served us well for the past few years, it was only ever meant to be a temporary solution. Although everything is cleaner, it’s still very worn and dated.
Because it’s the only bathroom in the house, we’ve been putting off any further work.
We’ll enough is enough!
We’ve finally started to work on some designs for our new bathroom. Everything, even the window, will have to be replaced.
You can see that we have decided to switch around the positions of the wash basin and toilet. Changes to the positions of sanitary items can be very expensive, but because our bathroom is so small, it hopefully shouldn’t be too pricey.
This is look we are aiming for.
- We’ll be tiling all the way up to the ceiling in the shower/bath area and about halfway up the rest of the wall behind the wash basin and toilet. We’re planning to tile the floor in either the same tile or the similar tile, too. We’d like to use a fairly large tile as it will hopefully make the room feel a bit larger, too. We like the tile as it is modern, clean but with a warm and inviting feel.
- We really want the small bathroom to feel light and airy so we’ve opted for all white sanitary ware. The toilet so we’ve chosen is one of the smallest toilets we could find. It’s wall-mounted which should make the tiny room seem slightly larger as you will be able to see more of the floor.
- The flush plate for the toilet has clean lines with a matt-chrome finish. We’ll be installing one with a water-saving duel-flush option.
- Because the bathroom is so ridiculously small, we have decided to switch the positions of the toilet and wash basin. We’ve also decided to install a corner wash basin to give us a bit of extra space.
- The small toilet and corner wash basin are partly to save a bit of space so that we can install a full-sized bath. It’s the only bath in the house, we don’t want to install a space-saving option. Having said that, it’s still one of the smallest baths we could find!
- Sticking with the contemporary feel, we are opting for modern chrome fixtures and fittings. Because there is so little space we’d like everything to be as minimalist and uncluttered as possible.
- The same goes for the narrow rectangular mirror for over the wash basin. It’s clean and simple lines accentuate the contemporary feel.
- I found this amazing storage idea on Pinterest. It’s so clever and we’d love to build our own version to hide any bathroom clutter.
- In keeping with the fresh and spa-like feel we’ll be using clean white towels.
- The fixtures like this single-lever tap have a contemporary and luxurious feel but are still timeless.
If we ever manage to convert the loft, this bathroom will primarily function as our guest bathroom, as previously mentioned, it has the only bath in the house, so we will be using it every now and then, too.
Do you have any bathroom design or remodeling tips for us? Would you change anything about the design? Do you use mood boards to help you put together a room design?