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Bathroom reveal: the finished look

Bathroom reveal

This bathroom reveal has been a long time coming! I’m so excited to finally share with you all how our finished bathroom looks. It’s one of the rooms I’m most proud of, possibly even my favourite. We’ve done so much work to it over the years and so to be completely happy with the end result is so satisfying.

When we bought our house, the bathroom was hideous.

Bathroom before

It felt tiny and dark and gloomy and not somewhere I enjoyed spending any time whatsoever. We knew we needed to brighten the space up and make it feel bigger.

I wrote a post about our bathroom progress for the first few years afterย we moved in. Following on from that post, we’ve made a few more updates to make it something we’re happy with.

Here it is today in all it’s glory.

Neutral bathroom with porcelain floor

I genuinely can’t believe how much bigger we’ve managed to make the room look. It feels so much brighter and lighter too, mainly thanks to the neutral colours and the floor tiles, which are super shiny and mirror the light from the window.

The porcelain floor tiles are one of the most recent changes to the room. We put some laminate flooring down when we moved in that we got for a ridiculously cheap price. However, we knew that it would need replacing at some point. I had always wanted to have tiles on the floor.

These tiles were pretty expensive, but because the bathroom is small, it didn’t cost too much because we didn’t have to buy a large number. Dan tiled the floor himself, which also helped to keep costs down. I think they’ve made such an impact, giving it a touch of luxury. My sister-in-law said they made her feel like she was in a hotel!

Neutral bathroom


Neutral bathroom with porcelain tiles

I love the way my bright pink shower cap with white polka dots lends a pop of colour and fun to the room! I find that hanging it on the hook on the back of the door helps it to dry out quickly too.

For quite some time after installing our new bathroom suite, we kept the plain white bath panel that came with the bath. However, I never really liked the look of it. It looked cheap (probably because it was!) andย when you have a small bathroom where finding extra space is a priority, the fact that it stuck out past the bath a little was irritating me. I wanted to create a much nicer looking panel that was flush with the bath.

I asked Dan if we could attempt to create our own panel for the bath and tile it with some small white tiles. He agreed to have a go and I’m thrilled with how it turned out.

Shelf in bath panel

I saw images on Pinterest of shelves being created for a little extra storage and as a decorative detail in some bath panels. We thought we would give it a try on both sides of the bath and I’m so glad we did! We were worried the shelf in the photo above it would be too small to fit anything into, but it turned out we could create one large enough to fit miniature bath products in.

As well as creating a place to cleverly store some mini products and to add some interest to the bathroom, it has also helped to add to the sense of spaciousness we were aiming for when you walk into the room.

Not being done at making the shelf in the long side of the bath, Dan felt he could create an even bigger shelf in the smaller side of the bath panel, next to the sink.

Shelf in bath panel

This turned out to be a fantastic idea! As you can see, the shelf is able to fit quite a number of products inside, which helps a great deal with storage in a small bathroom. Considering this space is usually covered up with a bath panel, it seems like such a waste to not exploit it in small bathrooms.

I finally have a bathroom I love spending time in, that feels modern and bright and spacious.

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    16th October 2016 at 11:31

    Stunning! Well done! Xx

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    16th October 2016 at 16:05

    Oh wow the change is incredible. It looks so much cleanr, brighter and friendlier now! I’d love to take a dip in your bathtube too. So lovely.

    Love, Kerstin

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      16th October 2016 at 17:50

      Thank you! I love taking a bath in there now, unlike before!

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    19th October 2016 at 19:18

    It looks like a whole different room! I’m loving the shiny tiles.

    Corinne x

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      19th October 2016 at 20:36

      Thank you! I love the floor tiles so much ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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    21st October 2016 at 15:28

    This is such a cute bathroom, you really did well on re-doing it and managing with space! Thanks for sharing I’ll definitely keep this in mind for future bathrooms in a tight space!

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      22nd October 2016 at 16:02

      Thank you! I’m so pleased with how much more spacious it feels ๐Ÿ™‚

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    27th October 2016 at 18:31

    Wow what a make over amazing just my style. I love the tiles!!! And the little shelves in the bath are so cool!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely day! Visit me whenever you have time http://www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk kisses Dominica! xXx

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      27th October 2016 at 19:50

      Thank you! I’m so glad we chose these tiles ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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    Marianne Sophia
    27th October 2016 at 20:27

    Oh wow, your bathroom is SO gorgeous!! I love the floor, white shiny floors are my favourite!! The bathroom tiles are such a nice warm shade what were they called? Me and my partner are picking things for our bathroom at the moment too!

    Much love,
    Marianne x http://www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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      28th October 2016 at 10:56

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ We bought the wall tiles such a long time ago now that I have no clue what they were called, I’m sorry! I would say they are a beige kind of colour. It took us so long to finally decide to choose them! x

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    13th November 2016 at 23:30

    Wow, your bathroom looks incredible… well done!

    I love how bright and airy it now looks and the shelf idea is amazing.

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      14th November 2016 at 13:27

      Thank you that’s so kind of you! I’m so happy with how it’s turned out ๐Ÿ™‚

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