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Bathroom refit

The bathroom in the cottage needed a remodelling badly!  Originally, we had two rooms, one for the toilet and the other for the bath and basin. This arrangement worked well when all the boys were at home. At one point there were seven of us sharing these two rooms and it was a race to get in there first when we were all working.

Times have changed! and now there are few of us. So we felt it was time for the refit. It was a hard decision and costly of course. This is what we had before… I liked the tiles and having three colours allowed for a lot of variation in the curtains etc. However, the wall got in the way and restricted the space so we looked into ways of removing it.

Come and share with me the transformation…

First the dividing wall, complete with two radiators, was removed.

The old tiles had to come off the wall and the toilet and basin were removed temporarily.

At this point it became necessary to do all our ablutions downstairs in the kitchen sink. Fortunately there is a toilet downstairs too!

We could still use the bath.

The throne was on the landing…

The ceiling was re-plastered and dimmer lights inserted.

The toilet will be turned around to face the bath.

There will be a shaver socket near the window for both 240v and 110v. We have 240v in England.

The plumbing for the shower was inserted in the wall.

We chose a Japanese theme. The floor tiles are a fairly dark brown.

The wall tiles are a beige colour with a hint of green.

This is the tiling over the bath before the grouting was done.

We bought a hold-all to go in the corner for all the bottles and jars.

This is the radiator, which doubles up as a towel holder. The towels will be lovely and warm and dry in the winter.

New taps in the basin.

This is the shower. We didn’t have a shower before so that will be a luxury.

It’s a corner unit with magnetic doors. It’s going to be such fun!

Last pictures tomorrow. The builder hopes to finish today.

Have a lovely day everyone.


In the pink with my Grandson Dylan.

Before I start this post, I just want to say thank you to all the people who are following my Blog.  I hope you are enjoying it and will continue to visit me in the future.

After our long awaited week of sunshine, flowers started appearing all over the garden. The roses seemed to like the sun and turned their faces to their almost forgotten friend.

This rose, Apricot Abundance, has at last come into its own, although on the second flush it’s more pink than apricot.

Dylan took his turn at watering the flowers and was most enthusiastic about it.  Notice in the background that the geraniums are flowering at last!

Dylan was most particular about filling the jug to the top to water the borders.  It must have been quite heavy for him.

The next picture shows Dylan standing next to his very own runner bean plant (in the tub). He planted the seeds himself and is watering them regularly. With the arrival of the sunshine, he now has lots of flowers, which will make lots of beans.  We await the first bean with anticipation.

I haven’t been so lucky with my Sweet Peas, which are in the smaller tub. They have been a disaster so far. I’ve had one measly flower and nothing since. Oh dear.

and to finish, here is a short video of Dylan with his jug. Hope you enjoy. I can’t help chuckling when I watch it because towards the end he takes the very big green watering can, empty otherwise he wouldn’t be able to lift it and takes both it and the jug to the borders. It’s so funny. See what you think.

Happy Gardening People.