Wednesday, 17 October 2012

I NEED a new bathroom ! #TotsDIY renovation

At first, I was unsure which room could do with transforming first, there are so many, but a few days ago I had an email with the subject, choose your dream bathroom, so that was obviously my cue...

So here is the reason why I would love tots100 to pick me...

When we first had this house nearly six years ago, the one room that I loved was the bathroom, not because of the pink flowery decor or the `lovely' flower pictures, but the space.

Our last house had a separate bathroom and toilet, well, I say bathroom, it had a bath and a sink in it and that was it, oh, and just enough room to stand out of the bath to dry yourself!

This bathroom is probably bigger than one of the bedrooms, and both sets of parents keep telling us to shrink it, but for the eight of us it is perfect, it has two sinks which it great in the mornings, the shower space is big enough for two, the bath is standard size, so can squeeze three children in at a push, there is enough space for the little ones to get dried and dressed, or even attempt rolie polies as they do quite frequently...

so, I hear you ask whats the problem, well....

Our Power Shower, without the Power!

The shower is quite old, one morning as I got out of it, I turned the dial to switch it off and nothing happened, the water continued to pour, so, at present the only way to stop the water is to turn the two levers in the bottom of the airing cupboard, which is not what you want to do in the morning, but is necessary, as there is always something else that needs fixing before the shower!!

Tyrus trying to be helpful and turn on the shower!!

The bath is standard size, which roughly translated means my husband has to bath with his feet out the end, or bent out of the water.

The bidet has been used on approximately six occasions since we have been here, usually to wash their feet or bath the baby when they were tiny.

The toilet seat doesn't quite fit properly and on occasions pinches your bum cheek ouch!! And as you can see from the above picture it is so snug in the corner I can't actually open the airing cupboard door very well!

The double sinks are great, apart from the taps that do not match!!

The carpet, walls and tiles are all a lovely pink flower, which may be someones taste, but it certainly isn't ours!! The four lights are great for catching bugs, but nothing else, other than making all the lights in the house go out, if they are all on at once!!

So, if I were fortunate enough to have a new bathroom, I would

get rid of the little bath and replace with a large corner bath, with jets, to ease my husbands aching joints after rugby.

Corner bath and matching sinks!

 I would get rid of the Bidet, leaving me enough room for my bath.

Change the toilet for one that doesn't bite my bum

Install a new shower that actually switches off  and knows the meaning of power shower

Change the sinks and taps for something modern and have more shelving space.

And if there was enough left in the kitty, have a heated towel rail in the bathroom instead of having to run out into the hallway to fetch a towel from the radiator!!

A shower that hopefully has power!
Just a toilet that doesn't bite me would be good.

Love the black and white, no pink in sight!


Don't want much do I ??

Although mine is a little more realistic than the childrens as they would like a bath big enough for eight or two baths, one for boys and one for girls side by side!!



  1. I can understand a toilet that doesn't bite I imagine that's a little painful! lol! I LOVE the black and white bathroom and the first one with thematching sinks and corner bath! lovely! Good luck with the competition! x

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