After the kitchen, the bathroom has been the one room in the house I've been really looking forward to renovating. Like the kitchen, modernising the bathroom would involve a bit more work than just a coat of paint to make the layout more functional. I guess the title of the post gives it away, but we're renovating our bathroom...
You can see from the above picture that we are working with the confines of what seems to be the smallest bathroom a 3 bedroom house has ever seen - a teeny 2.4 metres x 1.8 metres (approx.) I will post proper before pictures in a separate progress post to show the room off in all it's peachy-beige '90's glory as we go along.
With those small room measurements we've had to really think about everything that goes in or comes out of the room. My bathroom board on Pinterest has been the board I've pinned to the most lately, and above are my 4 favourite bathroom pins and inspiration for the new bathroom. Based on these images and our bathroom's size, my mood board is lots of white, a dash of black and plenty of subway tile for a 'modern traditional' kind of look. Plumbing fixtures will be chrome - although I did lobby for gold at one point, I think when it comes down to it, these sorts of renovations aren't cheap and you want to choose fixtures and fittings that will have some degree of longevity.
For the flooring we will be using hexagon floor tiles in a slightly larger size than in the mood board. I was really keen on getting basket weave tile in the beginning, but we went tile shopping and found out it would be about $1000 for 3 square metres of lovely marble basket weave and re-thought that idea pretty quickly. As this type of tile also tends to look better with a border tile around the edge and requires sealing and so on, it was getting more complicated than either of us wanted it to be and while we did consider the basket weave for a bit, we decided to go with the hexagon style instead and both of us are happy with that choice (I'm flipping from 'I' to 'We' in this post as I was allowed full design responsibility this time around but some decisions did require a bit of discussion).
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We're hiring the job out this time, so progress will be a lot faster and means the room will be finished in the time it would take us just to tile the floor. Back with progress posts soon.