|January 2012 - new year, old bathroom|
The photo was taken just before everything was ripped out, including the ceiling (gaining a good two feet, so that tall people can use the shower), and all was replaced by gleaming whiteness and chrome and a few tasteful accents of soft grey, pale turquoise, deep yellow. The job took twice as long as expected (of course) and even with careful shopping it cost a bomb - but worth it; four years on, the room is still a delight. We kept the idea of mirror above the bath and on the opposite wall - the infinite reflections make a small room look very spacious.
The renovation fulfilled another small desire - I'd always hankered after underfloor heating, and the bathroom has it. But it's expensive to run, so we indulge in this luxury only when the temperature really, really drops.
|Mid-February 2012 - all new|