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.
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 after 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.
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!
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!) and 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.
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.
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.