Operation renovate the bathroom is finally finished!! I can’t tell you how good it feels to have a shower!

Here’s a bit of background if you missed my other renovation posts. Back in 2016 when I was maternity leave we bought a house. After 8 years of renting, we thought that the ideal time to buy our first home would be when my only income was a measly £500 per month! It was not just any old house. Oh no. A 1930’s semi that needed completely gutting. The walls were stained, there was an overpowering smell of nicotine and the carpets were circa 1970.

Our bathroom was and still is less than 2msq! The dream of a wet room / walk in shower plus stand alone bath will forever be a dream! The previous owner had lived in the house since the 50’s and the decor screamed ‘pensioner’.

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The tiles had been tiled over tiles, resulting in bin bags being stuck to the walls because they were hanging off. For 12 months the bath taps didn’t work due to the heating being upgraded, so we had to turn the pipes on with a screwdriver to fill the bath!

Renovating Number Seven

Alex completely gutted the room and took the walls back to brick!

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I had already started pinning to my trusty Pinterest board but we both couldn’t decide on a tile colour… Alex surprisingly wanted pink and I wanted mustard. In the end we chose… MUSTARD!

Trying to take photos in an area the size of a toilet cubicle is rather tricky so these photo’s don’t do it justice!

Introducing THE BATHROOM!

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Alex designed the sink himself using a free standing bowl from B&Q and some varnished plywood topped with white tiles.

As the room is so small I wanted it to be be as bight as possible so 3 walls are tiled white and the window wall is mustard. We chose the Attingham Earth Sun Decor tile from Topps Tiles. Lush aren’t they!?!

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There’ still a few bits to complete… window blind, hanging plants but I’m pretty thrilled that our hard work has paid off!

If you want to see the rest of the RENOVATION OF NUMBER SEVEN see below.


  1. Erlin
    January 19, 2019 / 10:38 pm

    WOW! What a transformation. I love the mustard colour. (Thought your old bath taps were so quirky….😆) ❤ Well Done x

  2. jo davies
    January 20, 2019 / 11:03 am

    Looks absolutely amazing well done Alex !!

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