The first thing I wanted to say in this post was that we didn’t get a new bathroom because hey look I’ve got £5,000 just laying in a pile in the corner and I dunno what to do with it.
We got a new bathroom because LOL, IT’S LEAKING INTO THE KITCHEN AND WOULDN’T IT BE JOKES IF THE WHOLE THING CAME CRASHING THROUGH THE CEILING.
The man who had lived here before us had apparently tried his hand at installing the entire bathroom himself (I mean, gotta give him a high five for saving money like a baller), and in doing so, hadn’t sealed anything properly so every time we took a bath or shower, water would secretly splosh through the gaps in the tiles and through the floorboards.
I mean, not that I wasn’t super pumped that we finally had a reason to get rid of the v sassy red, black and white tiles that lined the walls, ready to give you a HELLO I’M HERE migraine the minute you tried to relax into a bubble bath.
It’s also important to say that this isn’t our dream bathroom, sculpted from thousands of perfect Pinterest images.
We needed a new bathroom, we didn’t want to spend mad dollar, and so we went with the cheapest options available to us – and then tried to sass it up with some pretty cute accessories.
We’ve always said this wouldn’t be our ~forever~ home (as it only has two bedrooms), so we didn’t want to go over the top spending months trying to handpick the perfect floor tiles, only to have a couple of years admiring them.
In the end we had a couple of plumber quotes and then went with the fella who seemed the most wise and on-it.
We decided that to cut costs we would keep our current bath, toilet and sink unit and just go for a new shower unit (our other one was quite literally falling apart), new tiles (because the bath needed to be re-installed with fresh sealant anyway), and a new floor, because ripping out the old shower and getting a new one would screw up the existing one.
Although our floor is in fact not real tiles, but a fake version, a ~bit~ like (a lot like) laminate. But it does the job.
We didn’t source any of the materials ourselves and left it all up to the plumber – so I have no clue where the tiles are from, nor the shower, nor the floor. V helpful blog post, I know.
What can I say, those things excite me about as much as a book dedicated to the history of frogs does.
So yes, NEW BATHROOM.
I decided that rather than ry and go down some jazzy colourful route, I’d keep it pretty fresh, simple, monochrome and HELLO ALL THE PLANTS, WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME.
I seemed to have slowly, one by one, moved half the plants in the house into this room, but I’m p. happy with the relaxing jungle I seem to have created.
Guys, I have a bathroom that I can actually post on Instagram and feel like a smug bitch, and I won’t lie, it’s making me feel like a right old fancy grown-up lady.
So yeah, I thought the easiest thing to do, would just be to list where everything is from, in case there’s a little something that takes your fancy.
Bath rack – Bathroom Accessories
Shelf – B&Q
Gold plant pot – H&M (sold out but similar here)
Plants – B&Q and IKEA (some are fake because I kill plants)
Plant print in frame – JUNIQUE
Marble loo brush holder – Tesco
Marble toothbrush holder – Tesco (sold out online)
Basket for loo roll – H&M
Bath mat – Marks and Spencer (sold out online)
Hand towel – H&M
Laundry basket – IKEA
Shelving unit – IKEA