I’ve mentioned on here before, that before we moved in to our house it was a disgusting hovel, the previous owners even having left their partly cooked chicken dippers in the dirtiest kitchen I’d ever seen. Pop over to our DIY kitchen post if you want to see how it looks now! We also did a DIY bathroom, and Si did the majority of it himself other than a little bit of plumbing.
Below are the before pictures of the very dated, very smelly bathroom before he (with a little bit of help from me at times!) started work on it.
Looks lovely doesn’t it? The house was so dirty when we started renovating it, but the weird thing is there were unopened cleaning products everywhere. It was almost as though they contemplated cleaning, but couldn’t quite be bothered – or maybe they just liked collecting it?
Si started work by emptying the whole room out and stripping it bare. We took ages to agree on what tiles and fittings to buy, but I’m glad we took the time to make sure we were both happy with it. It’s a very small bathroom so we had to make the most of the space.
The sloped walls at the top of the room were a bit of a challenge for tiling but luckily Si is (sometimes annoyingly!) good at everything he tries!
Here’s some work in progress photos.
It was actually his first time of tiling, and well pretty much his first time at a lot of the jobs that were done around the house. I feel very lucky to have such a hard-working boyfriend, as he also works in a hard physical job but still finds the time and energy to do anything that involves DIY.
Here’s the finished bathroom!
The shower is a Triton one we bought from Buy A Parcel and is lovely and powerful! The Fishy shower screen from Homebase may have been my choice, which I love and the fabulous light up mirror was definitely my choice and came from Lumino Mirrors.
I love our little bathroom now, and knowing how hard Si worked to get it all done definitely makes me appreciate it even more! He may drive me a little mad with his obsession with tools and habit of leaving them all over the house, but I love how practical and hard-working he is really.