Our bathroom renovation: The big reveal

August 9, 2018

We’re back home and unpacked! Every room has been scrubbed, wiping away what seemed like several layers of dust.

All the upheaval has been worthwhile, and it’s great to have ticked such big jobs off our home renovation to-do-list!

A couple of weeks ago I shared our mood board for our bathroom, with the finished look we were aiming for. I’m happy to say it’s come to life, and we’re a little bit in love with our finished bathroom.

We ended up opting for ‘Blanc de Blancs’ from Valspar’s Blend v500 Kitchen and Bathroom paint range. It’s a mould resistant and scrubbable emulsion, that’s a great fit for a family bathroom like ours.

While Valspar can blend a colour to your exact specification, we decided that we wanted something lighter than tones in our tiles for the walls and ceiling. As I’ve mentioned before, our bathroom isn’t a particularly bright space, so we wanted to keep everything as light as possible.

After a coat of Valspar’s primer, we were ready to get started, and as always, the paint was easy to use. (We’ve used it before for our lounge makeover, and to makeover my dressing table)

Partnered with our brushes and rollers from Harris, the bathroom was painted in a couple of hours. Their precision blade brushes are perfect for painting right up to tiles edges, making sure the finish is as neat as possible.

We decided to paint before the plumber had finished, which meant we didn’t have to take care around the light fittings and extractor fan. Another time, I’d ask if we could paint once the walls have been plastered, possibly before the walls are tiled. It might not always be possible, but it would certainly be worth asking.

All in all, we’re so happy with our finished bathroom, and I’ve had great fun adding in a few finishing touches!

The blush pink accessories work perfectly with the grey tones, and we’ve added a couple of Kubu baskets from Laura Ashley to help keep everything neat and tidy. I’m so pleased we decided to carry through the floor tiles onto the windowsill and the boxing in of the bath, adding pattern to what could have been quite plain spaces.

After months of planning and renovations, it’s so nice to have finally finished our bathroom, and the extra storage is really welcome too!

We’re planning to move house next year, and I think I’ll be really sad to leave our bathroom behind. Not something I would have said before this makeover!

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